Meet the shredded grandad who has become an internet sensation

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Many of us have dreams of getting fit and attaining whatever we deem to be a 'perfect' body... at some point. Thinking about what you'll do next week, next month, or next year, is very different to what's happening in the present day. Because when you get home from a long day of work, it's a lot more fun to order a pizza and binge Netflix than head out into the cold to hit the gym.

So it can be an inspiration when you see someone completely transform their bodies, or find a way to become comfortable with how they are. But more often than not, it's easy to get a little envious of those who are keeping fit and healthy if you feel like you're not managing it very well. It's even worse when the person who is doing it better than you is also 67-years-old.

Bill Hendricks, a former marine from Dallas, Texas, has risen to fame after posting workout routines online. Hendricks may turn 68 next month, but he still manages to spend two hours a day in the gym to keep in shape. He explained how he rose to viral fame from just a few photos:

"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.

"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."

He allows himself one day off a week, but his diet needs to be in check too. Each day he has oats, omelets, chicken and salad. It may disappoint many of you to read that part of this diet is not drinking any alcohol too.

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

While he does have a specific diet, this mostly comes down to the fact that he sees "food as fuel", so he finds it easier to keep his body fat down. So those Friday night junk food binges are a little easier to avoid than they are for most of us. Either way - if Bill can keep his body like this in his senior years, there's at least some hope for the rest of us...

Meet the shredded grandad who has become an internet sensation

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By VT

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Many of us have dreams of getting fit and attaining whatever we deem to be a 'perfect' body... at some point. Thinking about what you'll do next week, next month, or next year, is very different to what's happening in the present day. Because when you get home from a long day of work, it's a lot more fun to order a pizza and binge Netflix than head out into the cold to hit the gym.

So it can be an inspiration when you see someone completely transform their bodies, or find a way to become comfortable with how they are. But more often than not, it's easy to get a little envious of those who are keeping fit and healthy if you feel like you're not managing it very well. It's even worse when the person who is doing it better than you is also 67-years-old.

Bill Hendricks, a former marine from Dallas, Texas, has risen to fame after posting workout routines online. Hendricks may turn 68 next month, but he still manages to spend two hours a day in the gym to keep in shape. He explained how he rose to viral fame from just a few photos:

"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.

"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."

He allows himself one day off a week, but his diet needs to be in check too. Each day he has oats, omelets, chicken and salad. It may disappoint many of you to read that part of this diet is not drinking any alcohol too.

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

While he does have a specific diet, this mostly comes down to the fact that he sees "food as fuel", so he finds it easier to keep his body fat down. So those Friday night junk food binges are a little easier to avoid than they are for most of us. Either way - if Bill can keep his body like this in his senior years, there's at least some hope for the rest of us...