How will you look when you are 84 years old? I am very sure that the picture on the right is not what you had in mind. At the ripe age of 84, Bob Delmonteque will leave any other person 30 to 40 years younger, trailing in his smoke. He participates in marathons, swims long distances and is able to bench press up to 250 pounds. Not bad for someone who is 84 years young.
Incidentally, the picture on the right shows Bob strutting his abs at 84. For those of you who don’t know Bob Delmonteque, here are some fascinating facts about the grand master of fitness.
Bob Demonteque Trained Hollywood Stars
Bob Delmonteque is an absolute legend. He is a supersenior. I am writing this article hoping to motivate anyone out there who thinks that they can’t have a lean mean body because they are too old.
Bob was the personal trainer to many Hollywood stars in the early years. He has trained such greats as John Wayne, Clark Gable, Marilyn Monroe, and even contemporary stars like Matt Dillon.
NASA Trainer for Apollo II Astronauts
His expertise in personal training was recognized by NASA when they recruited him to provide a mental and physical health program for the Apollo II astronauts. He even coached John Glenn during his first space mission and again in 1998, when Glenn returned to space. President Lyndon Johnson even went to the extent of appointing Bob to the President’s council of physical fitness.
How Does Bob Delmonteque Keep Fit
Here is an excerpt directly from his website.
“I actually am growing younger as I’m getting older. And this starts with the mindset, because you can do anything you want to do in life if you want it bad enough. There’s nothing you cannot accomplish. So for any of you seniors, I know it’s never too late to get going. All you need is the goal and the impossible dream. You need a plan, you have to organize yourself and you’ve got to work at it. There has to be a spiritual side of you. You have to so intensely believe that you can do it and that is the secret to making it happen. Because you must persist until you succeed. You can never give up.
As you grow older you have choices in life. To enjoy life to the fullest on one hand, on the other hand, sit down in your rocking chair waiting to die. The secret is making the right decision.”
“I don’t want this body for just now, i intend to live to be a 100” – Bob Delmonteque
Many people think that Bob’s magnificent physique is a freak occurrence. Some say he has the right genes. Some people say he is lucky. That’s easy for people to say as they only see the end product. But its my opinion that these are just excuses that people make because they are afraid to make the tremendous commitment to have a well defined body for themselves.
In Bob’s own words,“I have paid for this body with years of blood,sweat and tears“. People who have not seen all the hardwork going in call it luck. But you dont sail through life by cutting in lines and going through the backdoors to have a physique like his. Acquiring a well defined and beautiful body or fitness or a attaining a healthy life just does not work that way.
The following quote from Bob very succinctly sums up life, health and fitness.
“Fitness is a lifelong investment with huge life-term payoff and substantial penalties for early withdrawal”.
Bob Delmonteque’s Secret
What is Bob’s secret? In Bob’s own words (from his website),
“My secret was that I had this goal and this impossible dream in life and I never let go until I had accomplished it. I have lived every day of my life like this up until now. I never let go. I persist until I succeed. In fact, I still have this blazing determination and burning desire. It’s changed a little, now at the age of 84. Now I want to be the best built senior citizen on the planet and be like the pied piper with millions of people following me, so I can show them a better lifestyle, so they can enjoy life to the fullest as I have.”
Do also check out Jack Lalanne in the article “Exercise Slows Down Aging and Makes You Look Younger”. Jack Lalanne is a fitness legend. On his 70th birthday, he swam 1.5 miles while towing 70 boats with 70 people.
Bob Delmonteque and Jack Lalanne are the ultimate example of Correct Weight Loss principles. A well defined physique needs to be worked for. You can’t get it via short cuts and quick fixes.