Ernestine Shepherd: Nearly 80-Years-Old, The World’s Oldest Female Bodybuilder Writes A Book

Ernestine Shepherd was born on June 16, 1936. That means that the woman featured in all the fabulous photos below will be 80-years-old — Lord willing, as Ernestine might write on Shepherd’s very popular Facebook page — next month. Photos of Ernestine defy the image of what folks might have in their minds is an 80-year-old woman and prove just how much weight-lifting can help the body, mind, and soul.