Fitness is a lifelong passion of mine, and it’s always great to see others with a similar drive and dedication to staying fit.
However, everything I knew about fitness and bodybuilding was flipped on its head when I saw a YouTube video last night.
The video was published by a Chinese fitness media company, Change Production. And what this video showcased was Yang Xinmin, the 70-year-old bodybuilder who looks 50 while bench-pressing like a 21-year-old.
Yang’s current best (at age 70) is:
170kg on the squat
160kg on the deadlift
120kg on the bench-press
While watching the video, I was utterly blown away at this Grandpa’s physique, fitness, energy levels, and dedication.
And what he says is true, he could probably out-lift me (and most other younger men).
Yang Xinmin And Bodybuilding:
Yang’s relationship with bodybuilding started in 1984 when he fell in love with it after seeing China’s first-ever National Bodybuilding Championship.
He was already in his mid-30s at this time, but that didn’t stop him from diving headfirst into fitness and bodybuilding.
Yang is also part of the first wave of Chinese bodybuilders since the ban on bodybuilding was only lifted in 1983.
In just one year, in 1985, he was able to win the 70kg weight class bodybuilding contest in the eastern Chinese Shandong province, Yantai.
Mikael is a health nutrition expert and loves mountain biking. Mikael started his health product research journey about 6 years ago and still loves doing it. Apart from spending time on his study, research & literature, he plays basketball regularly and is a fitness freak. Follow me on Linkedin