At the 2023 IFBB Masters World Championship held on September 3rd, James Arrington, a 93-year-old bodybuilder, showcased an awe-inspiring display of strength and determination. In a video shared on Instagram, Arrington flexed his well-toned physique, leaving viewers in admiration.
Professional bodybuilders and enthusiasts flooded the comments section with praise for Arrington’s remarkable achievement. Mike Lawhorne, a seasoned bodybuilder, commended, “This is so dope. Great job. He looks so happy to be up there.” Omar Glaspy couldn’t contain his astonishment, exclaiming, “My jaw dropped when he did that rear lat spread 😮 AMAZING!!! 👏🏾”
IFBB World Bikini competitor Phoebe Hagan added, “This is wildddd👏👏,” while IFBB pro Sara Harley expressed her profound admiration, stating, “Wow!!! Over 90!!! This man is incredible, this is more of an achievement than winning the Olympia in my opinion. Just wow 🤯 my mind is blown! 👏👏👏.”
In 2018, Arrington secured a place in the Guinness World Records as the world’s oldest bodybuilder. In a video celebrating this milestone, he provided a glimpse into his rigorous workout routine, emphasizing the invigorating sensation of pumping his muscles. His trainer, Charles Glass, praised Arrington’s unwavering dedication, labeling him as one of the most consistent competitive bodybuilders.
Renowned bodybuilder Jerome Ferguson couldn’t help but express his admiration, confessing, “I wanna grow up to be like him—ageless.”
Throughout his illustrious bodybuilding career, Arrington has clinched numerous victories, including first place in the 2013 and 2014 Masters National Championships. His enduring passion for the sport is a testament to his determination and serves as an inspiration to individuals of all ages, proving that there is no limit to success. Retirement seems to be a distant thought for this extraordinary athlete.