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I’m an 89 Year Old Bodybuilder – How I Stayed in Shape and Why You Shouldn’t Work These Body Parts Every Day


The world’s oldest competitive bodybuilder has shared how he’s stayed in shape at 89 – that doesn’t involve training those body parts every day.

The California athlete refuses to let his age slow him down after Guinness World Records named him the oldest competitive bodybuilder in 2018.

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Jim Arrington is the oldest competitive bodybuilder at 89Credit: YOUTUBE/ MrYorkieLover Fitness Entertainment
I’m an 89 Year Old Bodybuilder – How I Stayed in Shape and Why You Shouldn’t Work These Body Parts Every Day

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Arrington said the secret to success is finding a routine that works for youCredit: YOUTUBE/ MrYorkieLover Fitness Entertainment
I’m an 89 Year Old Bodybuilder – How I Stayed in Shape and Why You Shouldn’t Work These Body Parts Every Day

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The bodybuilder also does not work the same muscles every day.Credit: YOUTUBE/ MrYorkieLover Fitness Entertainment
I’m an 89 Year Old Bodybuilder – How I Stayed in Shape and Why You Shouldn’t Work These Body Parts Every Day

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Arrington said he was in favor of a three-day separationCredit: YOUTUBE/ MrYorkieLover Fitness Entertainment

Jim Arrington told Men’s Health that the not-so-glamorous secret to facelifts for decades is finding what works for you.

Arrington explained that he received this life-changing advice while hanging out with Arnold Schwarzenegger at Gold’s Gym in Los Angeles.

The Gold’s Gym was the place for budding bodybuilders in the 1970s.

While Schwarzenegger frequented the gym, Arrington said he learned wisdom from one of The Terminator’s good friends, Ken Waller, while hanging out with bodybuilders.

I’m an 89 Year Old Bodybuilder – How I Stayed in Shape and Why You Shouldn’t Work These Body Parts Every Day
I’m an 89 Year Old Bodybuilder – How I Stayed in Shape and Why You Shouldn’t Work These Body Parts Every Day

Waller won the M. University title in 1975.

“He said the secret to bodybuilding is to do what works for you. And I was like, well, thank you very much,” Arrington told Men’s Health.

However, after gaining a little more experience, Arrington began to see the wisdom in these simple tips.

“But that’s basically what you have to do,” Arrington said. “Experiment to see what works for you.”

The bodybuilding alum said you need to stay alert because techniques can work at one point in your life but not be as effective after a while.

“The main thing your body wants to do is not build extra muscle, so you really have to beat it a lot and build a lot of fat at the same time and then train to your competition form,” Arrington explained. . .

You also won’t see Arrington hitting the bench press every day to build his chest.

After decades of lifting, the competitive gym rat has settled on a three-day split.

“I cut the body into three sections,” he explained.

“For example, I would do legs on Monday. And mid-body including abs, chest and lower and mid-back on Wednesday. And then I’d do shoulders and arms on Friday.”

While pursuing aesthetic excellence for nearly 75 years would bore some people, Arrington stays motivated by motivating others.

“For some reason, and I can’t understand it, people seem to take inspiration from me. And that drives me forward because it inspires me, that other people can be inspired by me, even if I don’t can’t believe they are!” “

I’m an 89 Year Old Bodybuilder – How I Stayed in Shape and Why You Shouldn’t Work These Body Parts Every Day
I’m an 89 Year Old Bodybuilder – How I Stayed in Shape and Why You Shouldn’t Work These Body Parts Every Day

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