Reigning Over Bodybuilding Circuit for 40 Years, 54-YO Ageless Titan Pushes Young Teenagers to Start Hitting the Gym Now: “I Was Already Winning”

Published 09/06/2023, 11:45 AM EDT

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Fitness and bodybuilding are open to every person, at every age. People can always try to achieve their fitness goals despite their age. In the world of bodybuilding, we have a lot of examples that prove that age is just a number. 54-year-old Mike O’Hearn is one such example.

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‘The Titan’ himself is still focused on his fitness and health. He advocates for people to live a healthy life and not compromise their health for anything. He uses social media to spread awareness. Recently, he shared a story on his Instagram account, where he encouraged the younger generation to go to the gym.

Mike O’Hearn shared a picture of him showing off his shredded body

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Taking to Instagram, the 4x powerlifting champ decided to engage his followers through a Q&A session. He made it clear that he would only answer questions related to training and nutrition. One of his followers asked, “Can a 14-year-old join the gym?”

In response, the former bodybuilder shared a picture from a young age. In the image, he was proudly displaying his ripped physique and mentioned, “I was already winning competitions by 14.” Precisely, this photo showed that he has been part of the fitness world for over 30 years. The fitness icon used his own young-age success to demonstrate that it is possible for teenagers to start training at the gym.

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O’Hearn further added that he started his training when he was a teenager. Despite being a young person, he believed in himself and started competing at the age of 14, and won a lot of prizes. The bodybuilder still believes in himself and motivates others to do the same. Moreover, the fitness icon frequently uploads videos of his training sessions. He guides his followers to focus on fitness and do the exercises which is suitable for them. After working out rigorously for years, he now advocates keeping it slow and safe, not falling for the intense training, and taking rest will also help in growth.

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He often talks about his training and the importance of resting between exercises. O’Hearn also emphasized the need to take a break from heavy dieting from time to time. This practice helps the body to recover from the momentum that may cause an injury. It will also provide one with a sense of mental peace.

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In an old interview with the Generation Iron Fitness podcast, he disclosed that he adheres to a rigorous diet and intense training regimen but understands the importance of maintaining a balanced approach to fitness. What is your opinion of the bodybuilder’s new approach to achieving long-term fitness? Do let us know in the comments.

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Arpita Shrivastava

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Arpita Shrivastava is a bodybuilding writer at EssentiallySports. She holds a Master's Degree in Mass communication. She has done her graduation in Hindi literature From Delhi University.
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