Man Is A Fitness Guru At The Age Of 50 And Transforms Himself Into ‘Ripped Grandpa’

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The good ole ripe age of 50, about the same time that people start counting down how many more years until they can retire. But Jean Titus is not about to stop crushing it in his life. He is only just beginning. The 50-year-old fitness fanatic is killing it as a fitness consultant and motivational speaker. Despite being 50-years-old, Titus is shredded, so much so that he has the nickname of “Ripped Grandpa.”

Age doesn’t slow down the 50-year-old fitness fanatic from Washington D.C. who hits the gym at least five times a week for an hour-and-a-half each day. He can bench press 400 pounds, deadlift 440 pounds, and squat 460 pounds. The hard work pays off because he has an impressive 48-inch chest and 18-inch biceps. To fuel his workouts he feasts on four to five meals a day and a total of approximately 3,400 calories per day.

“Before I got into fitness, I was a skinny kid,” says Jean. “Looking back, I feel that I wasn’t as strong and that I had not tapped into my true physical potential. Weight-lifting was a part of the strength and conditioning training program for college athletes, of which I was one.” “People are amazed by my physical abilities, due to my age,” Titus says. “On a daily basis, I have several people approach me asking about my workout routine and diet, and complimenting my physique.”

As for some advice on how to get shredded like Ripped Grandpa, Jean says, “I’ve realized over time that your most valuable asset is your physical and mental health, which is why it is so important to be in shape. My advice for anyone looking to get into fitness would be to focus on the daily tasks, fall in love with the process and most importantly, be consistent,” Jean explains. “You are your only competition, make an effort everyday to beat yesterday’s output and with that mindset, in time you will achieve your goals.” Ripped Grandpa has made his own brand with his gym dedication and his stylish fashion sense and has over 137,000 followers on his Instagram.

How Exercise Can Help With Depression  Exercise helps prevent and improve a number of health problems, including high blood pressure, diabetes and arthritis. Research on depression, anxiety and exercise shows that the psychological and physical benefits of exercise can also help improve mood and reduce anxiety.  Depression manifests physically by causing disturbed sleep, reduced energy, appetite changes, body aches, and increased pain perception, all of which can result in less motivation to exercise. It's a hard cycle to break, but getting up and moving just a little bit will help. And you don’t have to be a fitness fanatic to reap the benefits. Research indicates that modest amounts of exercise can make a difference. No matter your age or fitness level, you can learn to use exercise as a powerful tool to feel better.  People who exercise regularly tend to do so because it gives them an enormous sense of well-being. They feel more energetic throughout the day, sleep better at night, have sharper memories, and feel more relaxed and positive about themselves and their lives. And it’s also powerful medicine for many common mental health challenges. #titusunlimited #wellnesswednesdays #wellness #depression #exercise #blackmenwithbeards #selfimprovement #selfcare #healthtipoftheday #natural #naturalremedies #menshealth #womenshealth #lifestyle  #fitnessinspiration #motivation #picoftheday

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THE IMPORTANCE OF A STRONG CORE There are many benefits to having a strong core. A strong core can improve your posture and may help ward off aches and injuries, especially back pain. Many neck, shoulder, hip, knee, and even foot problems can be traced back to your core as well. It’s important to build core stability first, and then build core strength. You want to get the deeper muscles working first. When you have a stronger core, everything else will fit into place on top of it, meaning your overall fitness will improve, making you less prone to injury down the road. Core exercises train the muscles in your pelvis; lower back, hips and abdomen to work in harmony. This leads to better balance and stability, whether on the playing field or in daily activities. In fact, most sports and other physical activities depend on stable core muscles.  Here are a few of the best exercises to building a stronger core… 1. Tummy Vacuums: These are a simple, yet powerful core-conditioning exercise. They’re essential for anyone first starting out, especially people who haven’t been active, or for those who sit for long periods of time. Read more and follow @blackmenwithbeards #titusunlimited #wellnesswednesdays #blackmenwithbeards #abs #balance #coretraining #ageisjustanumber #rippedgrandpa #fitover40 #trainharder #nolimits #noexcuses #shredded

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#titusunlimited #titus #wellnesswednesdays #wellness #stretching #yoga #calesthenics #mobility #menshealth #womenshealth #healthyliving #healthyhabits #back #shredded #strength #fitnessmodel #fitnesslife #fitness #breathe #healthtipoftheday #selfcare #picoftheday #tattoos #blackmenwithbeards #blackmen Why Stretching Is Important For Men… Good flexibility promotes healthy muscles and joints. Improving and maintaining a good range of motion in your joints can enhance your quality of life. Improving the elasticity of muscles and connective tissue around joints allows greater freedom of movement and enhances your ability to participate in many types of sports and perform activities with greater ease. Optimal flexibility also makes activities of daily living such as bending, turning, and lifting easier to perform. Participating in a regular stretching program increases circulation to the muscles being stretched, helps decrease low back problems, improves postural alignment, promotes graceful body movement, can improve self image, and helps to maintain proper motor skills throughout life.  Improving your bending ability is crucial for more than just preventing injury. In fact, flexibility training is an important aspect of gaining strength and size. The typical lifter spends most of their day outside of the gym hunched forward over a computer further deteriorating any chance at proper posture. Outside of just preventing injury, having better posture helps to show off the muscular physique you worked so hard to build. Proper flexibility also goes hand in hand with full range of motion exercises like squats and deadlifts, which are major muscle builders. Please read more and follow @blackmenwithbeards

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