- Paperback: 115 pages
- Publisher: Pomegranate; Later Printing Used edition (August 1986)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 0876540582
- ISBN-13: 978-0876540589
- Product Dimensions: 0.2 x 10.8 x 9 inches
- Shipping Weight: 1.6 pounds
- Average Customer Review: 4.6 out of 5 stars See all reviews (17 customer reviews)
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #642,488 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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Growing Old Is Not for Sissies: Portraits of Senior Athletes Paperback – August, 1986
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This book; more than all the books I had on bodybuilding including those by Arnold Schwarzenegger, Bill Pearl and Mike Mentzer; help me to joyfully resolve to stay fit at least into my 80's and maybe beyond.
My favorite story was about an 81 year-old grandmother who won a power lifting contest for 45-50 year-old men because there were no women in her age group to compete against.
I am not surprised to see that it has become so prized and expensive to purchase.
It is well-worth the price for the beauty and vitality it will inspire you to achieve and maintain:)!!Growing Old Is Not for Sissies: Portraits of Senior Athletes (Bk. 1)
If we can prevent some illnesses and wearing down of our bodies just by USING them - and we CAN - then why not? There are no rules on when you get old you can't work out or run, paddle, ski, wheel, bike, or whatever you want to do....
this book (and the next one in the series) is awesome for that motivational push!
If they can, I can...and if I can...you can!
Most Recent Customer Reviews
I have had this book for many years and have bought a number of copies for athletic friends on their birthdays as they grow older.Published 6 months ago by Jo from Texas
The book arrived in time for Christmas, and was just as described. It was used, but looked new and in great condition. Read morePublished on January 27, 2014 by C. Collins
An inspirational treasure. Buy it for both the young and the old in your life. You'll view the world differently after you've read this book.Published on October 23, 2013 by Janet B. Cook
A great illustration of fit senior citizens - we should all strive to be like these folks. My Mom bought this book when it was first published mainly because the 'cover boy' was... Read morePublished on July 15, 2013 by Lela Grace
There is a small rip on front cover; must have "lived" in a smoker's home as edges of all pages have yellow staining and book smells faintly of smoke. Read morePublished on December 5, 2012 by flagmom
iBooks download does not include both books as stated by Etta in reviews. Very disappointed I only got first book :-(
Still inspirational book though.