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Oldest Female Bodybuilder Puts Most of Us to Shame

77 year-old didn't start actively working out until her 60's

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Oldest female bodybuilder isn’t a title that 77 year-old Edith Wilma Connor bestowed upon herself. No, she has been investigated and certified by the folks at Guinness World Records, which officially makes her the oldest female bodybuilder on the entire planet, which Connor takes very seriously.

In order to balance the amount of time she spent at her desk during office hours, Connor began working out as a way to stay in shape. After all, the data entry company she owned with her late husband didn’t provide her with too many opportunities to get up and move around. Additionally, exercise helps Connor work out her tensions, which, in turn, prevents her from taking out those pent-up frustrations on those around her.

“It was something I could do by myself, for myself,” Connor told Reuters. “It was a tension releaser. I sit at a computer all day, so it was one way for me to take it out on the weights instead of the employees.”

Connor, who didn’t start working out in earnest until her 60′s, entered the Grand Masters in Las Vegas at the age of 65. Although it was just her competition debut, Edith managed to best all of the other contestants by snagging the first place prize. From this point, she says, she was hooked, inspiring her to become a personal trainer who specializes in helping those older folks who are looking to make a healthy difference in their lives.

Despite losing her husband in 2011 and recovering from shoulder surgery in November, Connor hasn’t let her good habits slide. In fact, she’s still hard at work, managing her data entry business while assisting others with their own exercise routines.

“At my age, I still like to move. I’m not the sedentary type,” she said. “(Bodybuilding) gave me a good way out. Something I can enjoy, something I can pass on. And I am passing it on.”

So the next time you come up with some sort of excuse for not getting off your posterior and getting some exercise, think of Edith Connor and experience the shame.

I’m feeling it right now.

Oldest Female Bodybuilder Puts Most of Us to Shame
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  • bill gordon

    THAT PICTURE OF THE BICEPT IS NOT THAT OF A 77 YEAR OLD WOMAN OR EVEN THAT OF A 77 YEAA OLD MAN…YOU WRITERS AND PUBLISHERS ARE MISLEADING LIARS , OUT FOR SENSATIONALISM AND SHOCK TO SELL AN ARTICAL.!!!

    • Matt

      The hairy armpit gives it away.

  • http://YAHOONEWS Edward Goering

    77 year old female bodybuilder ! Hey Momma , Whatever floats your boat ! Gives Granny [ Beverly Hillbilly,s ] some solace. I hoping Grandpa isnt late for dinner !

  • Rodawg

    The picture of that bicep can’t possibly be that of Edith Wilma Connor – she’s black!!!!

  • texas red

    Edith Conner is a black woman. That arm belongs to a white man. Liars, liars, liars. Yellow journalism.

  • John Jay

    Another example of how the present form of human evoution is unfortunatelyleading to the loss of secondary sexual characteristics.
    This form of evolution will soon be changed.

  • James

    Wait a min, Edith Wilma Connor is black. Where did that arm come from?

  • Todd Rigney

    The picture was meant to represent muscle. No racial motivation behind the white arm. Sorry if that ruins your entire day.

  • gene

    Fake! Edith Wilma Connor is an oriental woman that looks kinda like William Hung. Because of her masive muscle developement she sing and dance like William Hung too. – She bangs she bang!

  • jack

    am not surprised about edith, t am 71 years and pump 270-285 lbs
    3 times a week since 1981

  • http://yahoo cyril

    I know this person.she is black,she is a mother of 3 sons(one a police officer).her husband recently passed away 6 or 7 month ago.she is a great and wonderful women,and God has blessed here for what she does and who she is,so keep you comments to yourself!

  • Caroline

    Here’s what I think … You just took a random picture of someone’s arm and tried to pass it off as a 77 year old woman. You need to post an entire picture of this woman because I think this arm belongs to a man. And not a 77 year old man.