A case study of an 87-year-old male bodybuilder with complex health conditions

Hackett, Daniel A., Mitchell, Lachlan, Wilson, Guy C., Valenzuela, Trinidad, Hollings, Matthew, and Fiatarone Singh, Maria (2021) A case study of an 87-year-old male bodybuilder with complex health conditions. Medicina, 57 (7). 664.

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Abstract

This exploratory clinical case report presents an 87-year-old man who began bodybuilding at the age of 76 years and was officially recognised as the world’s oldest competitive bodybuilder, competing until age 83. He has a background of complex health conditions including polio, strokes, cardiac arrest, atrial fibrillation, prostate disease, osteoarthritis, depression, bowel obstruction, reflux, and bladder cancer. Assessments of body composition, bone density, muscle performance, and diet-related practices were performed. The bodybuilder had superior fat-free mass, lower fat mass, and generally greater muscle performance compared to untrained healthy males of a similar age. Commencement of bodybuilding in older age appears to be possible, even with ongoing complex health conditions, and the potential benefits of this practice require systematic investigation in the future.

Item ID: 72800
Item Type: Article (Research - C1)
ISSN: 1648-9144
Keywords: aging; body composition; bodybuilding; muscle strength; resistance training
Copyright Information: © 2021 by the authors. Licensee MDPI, Basel, Switzerland. This article is an open access article distributed under the terms and conditions of the Creative Commons Attribution (CC BY) license (https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/).
Date Deposited: 21 Jun 2022 03:56
FoR Codes: 42 HEALTH SCIENCES > 4207 Sports science and exercise > 420799 Sports science and exercise not elsewhere classified @ 100%
SEO Codes: 20 HEALTH > 2005 Specific population health (excl. Indigenous health) > 200502 Health related to ageing @ 100%
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