​Shredded Grandad Becomes Online Sensation

We hate to be the bearers of bad news but there's a 67-year-old grandad in Texas who's more ripped than you. Like, waaaay more ripped.

Former marine Bill Hendricks has shot to online fame after posting workout routines and topless photos revealing his sculpted abs.

The shredded grandad, who lives in Dallas, Texas, has racked up support from around the world thanks to what he's referred to as his 'physical gift', and spends at least two hours a day in the gym to achieve the impressive look.

The dad-of-three turns 68 in April, and has explained that he enjoys keeping his body in shape after working as a male entertainer in the past.

Bill said: "I started posting my workouts online around two years ago.

"I was reposted on a group for overs 40s who keep fit and all of a sudden I had thousands of people following me and interested in how I managed to look like I do.

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Credit: StoryTrender

"I thought it would be a fun opportunity to speak with people about keeping fit and to maybe tell them how I keep in shape.

Bill says that working out at the gym is just the half of it - only allowing himself one day off a week - and that he also has to keep his diet in check.

He continued: "I eat the same thing every day. I have oats, omelettes, chicken and salads. I don't drink at all really - it never really agreed with me.

"I have two breakfasts and a chicken salad and then I head to the gym around midday.

"I am there for at least two hours, sometimes three.

"I think I was given a physical gift and I don't want to waste that.

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Credit: StoryTrender

Bill added: "I have always been sporty and kept in good shape.

"I was also a male entertainer back in the 1970s. It was all new and I auditioned and got the part.

"But I am not a personal trainer so I don't really have professional advice. I just tell people what I do as they seem interested.

"I have always eaten to stay alive. I see food as fuel. I am always trying to get my body fat down.

"I do get looks on the street and people pay me compliments. Some people are a bit envious at times but most people are supportive and like to see my progress."

Fair play to him. We'd love to say we plan to be this fit when we're 68, but with another few decades of doughnuts and beer ahead of us, we're not going to make any promises.

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Jess Hardiman

Jess Hardiman is a journalist who graduated from Manchester University with a BA in Film Studies, English Language and Literature, and has previously worked for Time Out and The Skinny among others.

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