Jim Arrington: The Nonagenarian Bodybuilder Breaking His Own Records
At the ripe age of 90, Jim Arrington from California is not just lifting weights, but also breaking his own records. Arrington, who was first recognized as the world's oldest bodybuilder by Guinness World Records at age 83, recently competed in an International Federation of BodyBuilding and Fitness Professional League event in Reno, Nevada, and updated his title.
At the competition, Arrington managed to secure third place in the men's over-70 category. But it was in the over-80 category that he truly shone, clinching the first place. This feat further solidified his standing as the world's oldest bodybuilder, a title he first earned seven years ago.
From Health Issues to Health Inspiration
Arrington's journey to bodybuilding is as remarkable as his achievements. Born weighing just 5.5 pounds, he battled multiple health issues during his early years. However, it was at the age of 15 that he found his passion for weightlifting. "I wanted to be a superhero," Arrington shared with Guinness World Records.
A Universe of Opportunities
Today, Arrington continues to inspire by spending two hours at the gym three times a week. Holding the world record, he says, has "opened an entire new universe" for him. His story has been featured in Men's Health magazine, bringing his inspiring journey to a wider audience.
At 90, Jim Arrington is more than just a nonagenarian. He is a testament to the power of determination and the limitless potential of the human body.