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Sam Bryant Jr.: At 70, it's just the beginning!

Sam Bryant Jr.: At 70, it's just the beginning!

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At first glance, it's impossible to say for sure that this man is 70 years old(!). Before you is Sam Bryant – Jr. and he is a bodybuilder. Yes, this retiree can outdo any young guy, and men two to three times younger envy him. That's the power of the spirit!

Sam, telling his story, said that he first visited the gym when he turned 44. All because of his troubled marriage, he needed to somehow relieve stress and escape from depression.

At that time, he could not even imagine that just 11 months of active training would bring him to such a physical form that he would be able to participate in competitions.

Bryant Jr. fondly recalls his first bodybuilding tournament in Columbus, Georgia: «I didn't understand how to pose properly and felt extremely awkward. Moreover, I was wearing a tricolor leotard, which didn't fit the competition format. However, despite all the difficulties, I took 3rd place among the beginners and overall 4th place».

Today, Sam Bryant holds the title of «Best Bodybuilder of Georgia» and has many other awards.

Sam Bryant Jr. has a strong life position that has led him to such astonishing results: "People have a wrong idea that age can make them old. However, I understand that it is just a state of mind that can make you think that way».

«Age is just a number, and for most people, it justifies their inactivity. Perhaps the biggest mistake is to think that you are old and can't do anything».

«I like to disappoint people when they ask me about the date when I will retire. I will never retire, those who retire and do nothing die sooner. I like to work, to be engaged! I have been training for 27 years!»

With a weight of 80 kg, Sam's working training weight is 190 kg, and it impresses everyone who knows him.

The pensioner works as a forklift operator on night shifts and trains almost every day, twice a day.

At the age of 70, Sam Bryant Jr. says there is still much ahead of him. For example, to win the national championship!)

vocabulary Chinese Proverb: "The temptation to surrender will be especially strong shortly before victory."
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