(1.9m) 230 lb. (105 kg) Matt Atwood makes athletes half his age look
puny! This bodybuilder/powerlifter
from Washington state is an over 50 muscle daddy who could crush most
high school jocks with one hand. What got him into bodybuilding?
"Some chick in college told me I was too skinny to have a serious
relationship with... I fooled her because that wasn't exactly what I had
in mind at the time! But that ticked me off, so much, I immediately
joined a local gym. Not just any gym a powerlifting gym."
Eventually he competed in bodybuilding competitions starting in 2002
when he was a "scrawny" 197 lbs. (90 kg).
wants to get involved with fitness modeling and making his own websites
so he got a profile on
ModelMayhem.com and that's where I found him. "Working on expanding
my bodybuilding and powerlifting passion into a career... through
modeling. I would like to share my results and experience with others
thru modeling and other forms of promotion. I lead an active life style
and I'm a living proof of what you can look like at 52 years old,
regardless of your genetics!"
"I've competed in 11 bodybuilding shows since I turned 42... my best
placing to date has been a second place. As a matter of fact I have
several 2nd place awards. I've also placed in the top 5 of the Emerald
Cup in Bellevue, WA. However some of the young fellas at the gym talked
me into competing at a powerlifting event a couple years ago and I took
first place in 2 master's categories (over 40 to 49). I also won best
deadlift for all masters men in all weight classes with a 505 lb pull.
Yes that's 3 first place awards in one afternoon. That was a fun day!"
This hunk's hobbies include his doggie, his koi fish, movies, sci fi, reading, skiing and
skating. He may also enjoy working out ... not sure let me check!