I’m a 63 year old bodybuilding legend – I inspire much younger athletes with my muscular physique every day

A BODYBUILDER in his 60’s had fans raving as he flaunted his incredible physique.

David Steca has competed in UK, European and world bodybuilding events over a career spanning decades.

63-year-old David Steca has fans raving about his incredible physique


63-year-old David Steca has fans raving about his incredible physiquePhoto credit: Instagram/shed.of.pain
The bodybuilding star has given fans a glimpse into his contest prep


The bodybuilding star has given fans a glimpse into his contest prepPhoto credit: Instagram/shed.of.pain

Steca, 63, is one of the most successful bodybuilders in the north England and has also become a social media star.

He stunned fans as he shared snaps of himself on Instagram (@shed.of.pain) He flexes his muscles and shows off his toned body.

Steca also documents its training routines and provides motivating advice to budding stars.

In one postHe said: “All you have to do is better than last year, better than last week and better than your last workout.”

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In October last year, Steca prevailed against the competition and won the IBFA British Championships in Gateshead, England.

After his big win, he said: “Whatever goal you have, it has to be 110%.

“Almost 40 years of training, many national titles and high placings around the world.

“This win was the culmination of a lifetime of experience in the sport and felt just as good as 1St victory in 1985.”

Steca urged its fans: “Find your goals, go beyond the limits, there is always more than you think.”

He said The Stray Ferret: “It’s never unattainable and you’re never too old.”

Fans marveled at the powerlifting ace’s physique.

An Instagram user said that Steca looked “insanely torn”.

Fans have said that Steca had the “look of a champion”.


Steca revealed on Instagram that he had placed third in this year’s NABBA (National Amateur Bodybuilders Association) North East competition – a result he was delighted with.

Last week Steca said: “Six days outside, a few more training sessions, careful handling of carbohydrates, fats and water.”

“I look forward to presenting my work. At 63, it couldn’t be better!”

As the competition drew closer, he revealed that he was taking it day by day and making regular changes to his food and diet as he was determined to be at his best.

Steca told that Wharfedale Observer In 2006, at the age of 15, he first thought about bodybuilding.

He told the outlet that he turned to the sport to strengthen his body.

Steca announced that it will be attending the prestigious NABBA Britain event, taking place in June.

He said: “Definitely my last Nabba Britain at 64. I’m just blessed to be healthy, injury free and able to enjoy the action of these shows.”

Steca not only takes part in competitions, but is also an ambassador for the natural food company Hellenia.

He is also a personal trainer and gives coaching tips to aspiring competitors.

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Meanwhile, The US Sun reported how pro bodybuilder Ronald Vincent returned to competing in the sport at the age of 54 after a hiatus.

Bodybuilder Steve Ortgiesen has admitted he’s surprised at how much he can lift after turning to the sport at the age of 70.


PaulLeBlanc is a Dailynationtoday U.S. News Reporter based in London. His focus is on U.S. politics and the environment. He has covered climate change extensively, as well as healthcare and crime. PaulLeBlanc joined Dailynationtoday in 2021 from the Daily Express and previously worked for Chemist and Druggist and the Jewish Chronicle. He is a graduate of Cambridge University. Languages: English. You can get in touch with me by emailing: paulleblanc@dailynationtoday.com.

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