“I Don’t Think You Guys Understand” – Born Premature, 90-Year-Old Bodybuilder Leaves Fans Shocked With Unimaginable Feat

Published 10/03/2023, 9:35 AM EDT

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There are extraordinary people in our midst whose stories of tenacity and endurance truly inspire. Then, there’s Jim Arrington, a force to be reckoned with. This great-grandfather from California is not just taking a normal walk in the park. He’s been clinching titles in bodybuilding competitions and holds the title of the world’s oldest bodybuilder, proving that age is just a number.

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The number “90” may connote fragility to many. However, for Arrington, it signifies strength, dedication, and resilience. Weighing in his favor, Arrington lifts more than 250lbs, a remarkable achievement, especially for his age. But this isn’t about mere strength; it’s about a lifetime of unwavering commitment.

Jim Arrington: A lifetime of passion and dedication

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Recently, an Instagram page named ‘Pubity’ posted his photo. The post talked about his bodybuilding journey. Arrington’s journey in fitness spans a whopping seven decades. Fast-forward to today, and he maintains a rigorous routine that would give younger people a run for their money. He frequents the gym three times a week, as committed as ever.

 

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In the caption, it also tells that instead of heavyweights that might strain his joints, he focuses on machines. This approach not only safeguards his joints but also allows him to push to his maximum capacity. He won the Masters National Championships, and also he was a runner-up in many other bodybuilding competitions. It’s not just about lifting weights. Rather, it’s about balancing his body’s needs.

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His age-defying vitality isn’t solely the result of his gym routines, though. A balanced diet and lifestyle is one of his secrets. His commitment to health is total, indicating that longevity and fitness don’t merely result from genes but from choices made day in, and day out. His decision to compete in a bodybuilding competition made fans excited.

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The bodybuilding world reacts

The internet went in amazement when Pubity spotlighted Arrington’s accomplishments. Fans from around the globe poured in with their reactions, voicing awe, admiration, and sheer disbelief. “That shit’s impressive, I don’t think you guys understand that most people don’t even reach the age of 90,” one fan exclaimed, highlighting the rarity of Arrington’s achievement. “Bro becomes motivation to every kid’s grandpa,” chimed in another, emphasizing the ripple effect of inspiration Arrington imparts.

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However, after the admiration, some couldn’t help but question the very idea of competition. “Who is he competing with? We surrender,” one quipped. Another added, “Competing? Why the hell is he even competing? Give him the medal already!” There were a few naysayers, too, as one fan observed, “Pure inspiration, sad to see so many negative comments.” It’s evident that Jim Arrington is not just a bodybuilder. He’s a testament to the human spirit, resolve, and the idea that age is not a barrier but a milestone to celebrate. And the world, rightly so, stands in applause.

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Taha Tariq

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Taha Tariq is a Bodybuilding writer at EssentiallySports. He holds a Bachelor's Degree from a premier University and brings with him prior experience in managing social media campaigns and conducting market research. Bodybuilding and MMA have always been of significant interest to Taha, inspiring him in his professional writing and personal fitness journey.
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