Sam Bryant, 70 year old bodybuilder, says “It’s mind over matter!!!”

"People ask me when I’m going to retire. I say 'never'.  I say most people die retired than they do on the job working. I love to work. I love to work out".

"I’m 70 years old if that means anything. I’ve been doing this for 27 years. I started out when I was 44. I was in a bad marriage. And so to relieve stress I went to the gym"

….says Sam "Sonny" Bryant, here are a few more of his quotes with his great inspirational video below.

"I didn’t know anything about working out, nothing about lifting weights — nothing. But I went there and stayed and stayed. "

" I was just like a crack addict. I was hooked…….and I couldn’t wait to get back to the gym and start body building."

"People have the misconception that age makes you old, but I realized that it’s a state of mind that makes you old."

"Age is just a number…..most people give a reason not to do anything"

"Your subconscious mind reads your conscious mind. If you start thinking you’re old, subconsciously your conscious mind is going to grab hold of that."

"Then you’re body is going feel that it’s old. Then you’re going to start acting old, feeling old — and you’re old."

"Honestly, I never feel like I aged since I started body building at 44. I don’t feel no different."

"I just want people to recognize me for what I am and what I’m doing and realize that it can be done"

"I’ve seen a lot of young guys “older” than me because their lifestyle — that’s what they chose to do."

"They go home, sit around watching TV all weekend…sit around doing nothing. I can’t do that. I can not sit in the house that long"

"I hear a lot of people telling me to wait until I get their age, and then I tell them how old I am and then it’s kind of embarrassing."

"I tell them to make a point — that the inactivity and the thought process is what makes them old."

 

…if you got three minutes, check out Sam's video, you'll be inspired!!!!!!

 

~stay healthy~

 

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3 Responses

06.06.16

Really impressed by how you managed to have that body with your age. It's an awareness to everyone that being fit doesn't go with age. It's true that it's really mind over matter. Wishing you all the best.

02.06.17

Great article! Goes to show that no matter what your age is, the mind is stronger than anything. It keeps you motivated and really gets the gains

02.06.17

Hi Zack,

Well said sir. That my goal!!!

Thanks for reading and taking the time to comment…

Doug at GAIA Health Blog

 

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