PHOTOS: Oldies Show How It's Done at Over-50s Bodybuilding Competition

PHOTOS: Oldies Show How It's Done at Over-50s Bodybuilding Competition

U.S. -- They might be old enough to be your grandpa and grandma, collect their pensions and have long sinced retired, but these men and women are also building their bodies in the most remarkable ways.

PHOTOS: Oldies Show How It's Done at Over-50s Bodybuilding Competition

There are representatives of all ages among the 300 well-built seniors at a Florida fitness competition (the biggest in the country): 75-year-olds, 77-year-olds, 57-year-olds...

They've been pumping iron and now look better than most in their swimsuits, as they flex their muscles onstage, at this point in their life than most of us could ever dream of.

The annual two-day event has a wealth of 50, 60 and 70-year-olds eager to inject fitness into their golden years.

PHOTOS: Oldies Show How It's Done at Over-50s Bodybuilding Competition

'I think it's great that more people are showing up instead of staying in their retirement homes, because anyone can do it,' says one of the contestants.

'You'd never know to look at me that I have a pacemaker. By my Iooks alone, I hope that helps motivate seniors to get on their feet,' says another.

'Older people take pride in their own physique, especially when they want to look hot in South Florida. They can still be strong, and look good, and feel better, and that's what keeps them motivated,' say the show's sponsors. 

PHOTOS: Oldies Show How It's Done at Over-50s Bodybuilding Competition

'Competing makes me feel powerful in a way cycling didn't,' says a contestant. 'I think the idea for someone my age who doesn't work out is to set small, achievable goals. Do it unselfishly, because you make your family happy if you get healthy.'

PHOTOS: Oldies Show How It's Done at Over-50s Bodybuilding Competition

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