I'm a 72-year-old bodybuilder – here's what I eat to get washboard abs | The Sun

A SCULPTED 72-year-old bodybuilder has revealed what he eats to get washboard abs.

Lindsay Wain has clocked up 26 trophies from the 30 muscle shows he's competed in – and has no plans to stop pumping iron anytime soon.

He has now spilled the secret to his success – and it comes down to diet.

The only sweet Lindsay has had in the past year is an Easter egg – and he doesn't eat salt, sugar, milk, cakes, biscuits or chocolates.

The 72-year-old knows he's making a sacrifice – but he says it's worth it after both his parents died of heart disease.

Lindsay told Stoke-on-Trent Live: “I thought I’ve got to start looking after myself. I started training and one thing led to another.

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"At the end of the day it’s what you eat and how you eat it.

"All the nice things I like, I can’t have."

The five-foot, five-inch man said he weighed a little more than nine stone when he started lifting weights.

He said: “I never put weight on. I drank loads of milk, four or five pints a day, and ended up with a beer belly."

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Lindsay said he had a "binge" one day before Christmas last year and splurged on four tubs of chocolate.

The 72-year-old then had a blood test and was told he was "borderline diabetic".

He went on a strict diet and two months in he had another test, adding:"I came back all clear.

"All I’ve had since then is an Easter egg.

“There’s no salt, no sugar, no milk in any of my diet at all. No cakes, biscuits or chocolates in the diet."

The bodybuilder, who has run a gym since 2000, recently returned from California’s famous Muscle Beach Venice competition – where the likes of Arnold Schwarzenegger competed in the 1970s.

And he's still hoping to add more trophies to his collection.

Lindsay’s daily diet

7:30am – 100g of oats, with 30g of protein mix, a tablespoon of peanut butter and a handful of blueberries

10.30am – Two small rounds of toasted bread, three fried eggs and some mushrooms

1.30pm – One piece of chicken with 100g of rice

4.00pm – A protein drink

7.30pm – A piece of steak with three fried eggs

10pm – Cod with green beans or broccoli

11pm – 30g of protein before bed

Lindsay said: "Even though I’ve been doing it for years I’m still learning a lot about my body.

"I don’t charge for my knowledge, I just give it for free and hope they take the advice.”

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He added: "I haven’t slowed down one bit. Some people say ‘don’t you think you think you’re past it?’ I say ‘No. I’ll be past it when I can’t lift the weights.’

“A lot of people respect me. They always ask me for advice and I just give it all for free. I’m still training in the gym and if someone asks to join me, I say yes.”

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