The former millionaire restaurant owner won the Victorian Bodybuilding Championships in Melbourne on Sunday after beginning his training just five years ago. He’s overcome polio, open-heart surgery, prostate problems and financial ruin to become a body building champion. Oh, yeah. He’s 80. Nothing like a few wrinkles with your six pack.
With rippling, head-turning muscles and the stamina of a much younger man, Moon was crowned champion in the “over 60s” category of a national amateur body building competition on Sunday.
“I usually go in the “over 70s” but they cut it out, so I was up against younger men,” Moon told Reuters by phone.
Moon, who turns 80 this year, follows a strict diet and training regime. “I train five days a week, two hours on exercises and cardio and I also walk three or four kilometres a day on the treadmill,” he said.
“I’m on a high protein diet,” he added.
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