Meet this ripped grandpa who’s more fit than you’ll ever be
(Picture: Jean Titus / mediadrumworld.com)

If you thought going to the gym was tough, think again.

A fifty-year-old known as Ripped Grandpa has been weight-lifting for over 30 years puts most people half his age to shame.

Jean Titus, who has an impressive 48-inch chest and 18-inch biceps, said it was a different story a few years ago.

‘Before I got into fitness, I was a skinny kid,’ the Washington DC resident recalls.

‘Looking back, I feel that I wasn’t as strong and that I had not tapped into my true physical potential.’

Video footage shows the fitness consultant and motivational speaker working up a sweat as he goes through various workouts as he delivers a rousing speech.

Ripped Grandpa says he got into weight over 30 years ago during uni and ‘never looked back’.

‘Weight-lifting was a part of the strength and conditioning training program for college athletes, of which I was one.

Meet this ripped grandpa who’s more fit than you’ll ever be
(Picture: Jean Titus / mediadrumworld.com)

The importance of physical and mental health is widely known but Jean says this is exactly why his regime is so valuable to him.

‘I’ve realised over time that your most valuable asset is your physical and mental health, which is why it is so important to be in shape.’

Meet this ripped grandpa who’s more fit than you’ll ever be
(Picture: Jean Titus / mediadrumworld.com)

So what’s part of his routine and diet?

‘I train five days a week for an hour-and-a-half each day and I feel pretty good about my body; however, I’m always striving to make improvements.

‘My record lifts are 180kg bench press, 200kg deadlift and 210kg for a squat, although I don’t ego lift, I train more for performance and conditioning.

And for the all-important question: what does he eat every day?

‘On a typical day I’ll consume four to five meals and on average 3,400 calories a day.’

Unsurprisingly, he receives a surprising reaction from the public.

‘People are amazed by my physical abilities, due to my age,’ he said.

Meet this ripped grandpa who’s more fit than you’ll ever be
(Picture: Jean Titus / mediadrumworld.com)

‘On a daily basis I have several people approach me asking about my workout routine and diet, and complimenting my physique.’

And his tips to anyone looking to improve their fitness?

‘My advice for anyone looking to get into fitness would be to focus on the daily tasks, fall in love with the process and most importantly, be consistent.

‘You are your only competition, make an effort every day to beat yesterday’s output and with that mindset, in time you will achieve your goals.’

Now get yourself to the gym sharpish.

THE IMPORTANCE OF A STRONG CORE There are many benefits to having a strong core. A strong core can improve your posture and may help ward off aches and injuries, especially back pain. Many neck, shoulder, hip, knee, and even foot problems can be traced back to your core as well. It’s important to build core stability first, and then build core strength. You want to get the deeper muscles working first. When you have a stronger core, everything else will fit into place on top of it, meaning your overall fitness will improve, making you less prone to injury down the road. Core exercises train the muscles in your pelvis; lower back, hips and abdomen to work in harmony. This leads to better balance and stability, whether on the playing field or in daily activities. In fact, most sports and other physical activities depend on stable core muscles.  Here are a few of the best exercises to building a stronger core… 1. Tummy Vacuums: These are a simple, yet powerful core-conditioning exercise. They’re essential for anyone first starting out, especially people who haven’t been active, or for those who sit for long periods of time. Read more and follow @blackmenwithbeards #titusunlimited #wellnesswednesdays #blackmenwithbeards #abs #balance #coretraining #ageisjustanumber #rippedgrandpa #fitover40 #trainharder #nolimits #noexcuses #shredded

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