PP#45: Jim Morris – The 80-Year-Old Vegan Bodybuilding Legend

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Humans have been known to reach their physical and mental peak somewhere in their mid thirties. For instance the current holder of the Mr. Olympia Bodybuilding title is 35-years-old. But there is no peak without a trough, an inevitable low point later in life. For most Americans, old age comes with a package of disease, cognitive deterioration, low performance and sometimes depression. Is this the normal progression of life’s design, or something that can be avoided entirely?

Jim Morris will go down in history as one of the fittest, sharpest and most inspirational individuals the world has seen into his older years. Currently at age 80 Jim is ripped with lean muscle mass, trains clients daily at Golds Gym in Venice, and lives a completely vegan lifestyle, proving that the fountain of youth is attained through a whole food plant-based diet.

Jim’s past is equally as impressive and amazing as his current reality. Growing up as an openly gay black man in Brooklyn in the 50’s, Jim had a natural talent and the genetics for competitive bodybuilding. After winning every title he could on the East Coast including Jr. and Mr. USA, he moved to LA in the 60’s to pursue bodybuilding and open up his own gym. Under the training of Bill Peal, Jim was able to win the title of Mr. America and toured the country with his success.

In the seventies after Jim was done with competitive elite bodybuilding he became Elton Johns personal bodyguard on all American tours for 15 consecutive years. When Jim was 50 in 1985 he became and vegetarian, and at age 65 in 2000 he went vegan.

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