If you think you are getting too old to exercise hard then read this story and get inspired! This 87 year old woman is still bench pressing and loving exercise!
Beatriz Maullins is 87, but her age isn’t slowing her down! She lifts weights three days a week, and in her words, “It just makes me feel alive.”
Oddly enough, I know exactly what she is talking about. In an article I wrote last week, I said the following,
”I come alive when testing my limits and seeing just how far I can go.”
I don’t have a monopoly on these feelings. Here is a woman approaching age 90 who shares the exact feelings. She can still find life and vitality in the gym. There are people half her age who can learn from her example. I still receive emails from men and women in their 30’s and 40’s who describe themselves as over the hill. Beatriz is over twice their age, and still going strong.
The next time someone suggests that weight lifting is dangerous I’ll pass along this story. I’m sure Beatriz would have plenty to say on the subject. Not only does it make her come alive in the gym, it also helps here enjoy life outside the gym. Exercise isn’t dangerous. Ignorance ranks much higher on the danger scale.
Push yourself based on your abilities. This simple advice applies to those in their 20’s and well as those in their 80’s. It is universal. Get up, get busy, and do YOUR thing (source).
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You are the only one who knows your true limits. Pushing yourself each time you workout is a very “freeing” experience. It can also work wonders for your self esteem, inside and outside the gym. Never put an age limit on your workout.
(CES, PES, CPT, BS)