I’m a 77-year-old bodybuilder – I only discovered the gym a decade ago after struggling with being overweight. You can lift weights at any age
A nearly 80-year-old BODYBUILDER only started his fitness journey a decade ago after struggling with weight gain and depression, he revealed.
Tripat Singh, 77, from Chandigarh, India, shared how the loss of his wife Manjeet in 1999 left him filled with grief and unable to do much.
“I was heartbroken without Manjeet,” he said in one Video on the Instagram account people of Bombay in 2021. “I was depressed for years.
“Our business broke up. I became a couch potato,” he said.
Not only was Singh gaining weight, but his family’s health struggles made him think about the lifestyle he wanted to lead in his later years.
“My father was diabetic and my wife herself suffered from heart complications. I felt like I had to be fit and healthy from the start,” Singh said Indian times in 2020.
So Singh joined the gym in 2013 and hasn’t looked back since.
Singh believes it’s never too late to start the fitness journey.
He said, “The mind is the most powerful thing you have.”
“Who says you can’t lift weights after you get old?
“If you are ready and disciplined, nothing can stop you. Set small goals and in time you will reach your goal,” Singh encouraged.
DO NOT GIVE UP
In the Humans of Bombay video, the bodybuilder dedicated his motivation to stay fit to his late wife.
“Manjeet would have been disappointed if I had given up. So I decided to step up in my 60s and train harder to get myself back up.
“Today I lead a successful company. And I’m fitter than ever! And I feel my wife’s spirit and support in everything I do,” he said.
The video showed Singh deadlifting, swinging on the monkey bars and even lifting a barbell while hanging upside down on the monkey bars.
In the Times of India 2020 interview, the bodybuilder went through his daily routine.
He wakes up at 5 a.m. every morning and works out two hours a day, six days a week.
Singh is vegan and one of his favorite fruits is bananas.
“It’s cheap, powerful, and just eating two of these can give you so much energy,” Singh said, adding, “so much better than the steroids.”