The world’s oldest bodybuilder is a black woman


At 78 years young, Edith Connor has earned the title as the Oldest Female Competitive Bodybuilder in the Guinness Book of World Records in 2012. Connor did not start focusing on fitness until her late sixties when she realized she wanted and needed more energy. One trip to the gym with one of her sons became a total life change for the senior. She won her first bodybuilding competition on her 65th birthday. Connor, a mother of three, grandmother of seven, and great-grandmother of six, hits the gym three times a week and relies on proper nutrition without dieting to keep her body competition ready.

Her advice to other older women who want to hit the gym? “Start with setting reasonable goals and educating yourself on what foods cause an increase in body fat and remove the word ‘diet’ from your vocabulary.”

Check out her bodybuilding photos here.

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