They say age is just a number, which is true, but it’s a number that signifies how long you’ve been alive for and it’s a sad fact that the older you get, the harder it becomes to perform tasks that were a piece of p*ss in your youth.
Bones start to creak, muscles hurt, and even rolling your arm over in the local cricket nets can cause sore titties for weeks afterwards.
But there are some people out there that make it their personal mission to defy the onslaught of time, like the bloody legend in this video.
72-year-old Spanish bodybuilder Rafael Vera decided to play a prank on some youngins in a local gym. Accompanied by his old mates, Vera – who is wearing a fat suit – and his friends take a tour of the gym and attempt to use the equipment, with varying degrees of success.
The young gym-goers – who are in the middle of their workouts – watch the old-timers attempts, with expressions that range from amused to concerned.
Then Vera steps up to the plate for a spot of bench-pressing. He plays the part perfectly and looks bewildered while attempting to lift the weights.
Worried gym bunnies crowd around the old fella to spot him in case he drops the weight (which he definitely looks like he’s going to do).
With what appears to be all the effort he can muster, Vera manages to get the bar up, much to everyone’s relief. But then one of his old crew encourages him to lift more and he accepts the challenge.
The onlookers’ faces turn to disbelief as the legend smashes 94kg benchpresses with ease. He then goes full beast mode on different pieces of gym equipment before whipping off his costume to reveal a physique than many people half his ages would be proud of.
This video perfectly illustrates that getting on in life doesn’t mean that you’re no longer capable of being a first-class badass. Just ask Vera…
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