At a sure level, it won’t be simple to keep up one’s health previous a sure age. That aim doesn’t seem like so rigorous for bodybuilding legend and Hollywood and tv icon Lou Ferrigno.
On Sept. 28, 2022, Ferrigno shared a publish on his Instagram the place he’s holding his shirt up in a selfie to showcase his tight abs on the age of 70. As he writes within the caption of his publish, Ferrigno is “proud” to have the ability to keep “dedicated” and in form after “58 years” of coaching and competitors.
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As a bodybuilder, Ferrigno competed in some intermittent capability over the course of twenty years.
The first tentpole victory of his profession was a breakout win within the 1973 International Federation of Bodybuilding and Fitness (IFBB) Mr. America. That similar yr would see Ferrigno win the primary of two straight IFBB Mr. Universe titles (1973-1974). He would later seize the 1974 IFBB Mr. International contest. Ferrigno made his Olympia debut on the 1974 Mr. Olympia, the place he would end in second to Arnold Schwarzenegger.
The following yr, 1975, noticed Ferrigno take house a third-place consequence behind Serge Nubret and the defending champion Schwarzenegger, respectively. From there, Ferrigno wouldn’t pose on an official bodybuilding stage once more till he was in his early 40s throughout a Twelfth-place consequence on the 1992 Mr. Olympia. He would cap his profession with a second-place end within the Master’s division on the 1994 Olympia. That can be Ferrigno’s ultimate bodybuilding competitors earlier than a proper retirement on the age of 43.
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Outside of the bodybuilding and health sphere, some may acknowledge Ferrigno for his long-time well-known position as Dr. Bruce Banner in CBS’s The Incredible Hulk from 1977-1982. The actor has since reprised his time because the Hulk in trendy cameos in Marvel’s cinematic universe. In an additional nod to his physique, Ferrigno additionally performed the ripped Roman god Hercules in a 1983 live-action interpretation of the mythological determine. Ferrigno would play himself in a recurring half on the CBS sitcom The King of Queens and within the 2009 comedy I Love You Man alongside actors Jason Segel and Paul Rudd.
According to IMDB, Ferrigno continues to be staying lively in Hollywood and has 70 performing credit to his identify on the time of this writing. He is at present filming the film Hermit, the place he performs the eponymous character.
For a bodybuilding and Hollywood legend like Ferrigno, it appears life by no means stops transferring at warp pace.
Featured picture: @theofficiallouferrigno on Instagram