PICS: Meet Mr Muscles – a 70-yr-old bodybuilder from Cape Town
Dennis Titus is probably in his seventies, however, he’s were given no plans of slowing down on his health.
In truth, this Cape Town marketer, who becomes an avid soccer participant for decades, spends lots of his time in the health club, but he handiest these days started out taking component in bodybuilding competitions.
May, his wife of 49 years, says he’s very devoted and disciplined.
“He turned into already mister muscular tissues after I met him. His friend, Melvin Moses does bodybuilding and asked him to participate as nicely.”
She adds that Dennis is honestly pretty shy and he doesn’t like to reveal off his body.
It all befell coincidentally. Dennis just went to help Melvin in a bodybuilding competition he changed into a taking component in Mitchell’s Plain, while the master of ceremonies asked for three strong men out of the audience.
His buddies recommended him to move on the level and strut his stuff. Next component they knew, Dennis walked away with a 2d prize inside the senior class. Little did he recognize, this changed into most effective the begin of larger things to return.
It took a great deal convincing from pals and family, however eventually Dennis caved and decided to enter the South African Natural Bodybuilding Association bodybuilding championships – a competition for amateur bodybuilders.
Dennis educated with David Isaacs, a former bodybuilding champion, on the Athlone Training College to put together for the competition.
“I’ve got a hip substitute and I had a spinal fusion with two bolts in my backbone. That’s why I determined no longer to compete in any bodybuilding competitions,” he says.
But Dennis turned into too modest.
He gave an extraordinary overall performance inside the master’s class of the competition for human beings over 60. The occasion became held in Bellville and he gained the first vicinity. And just as he was approximately to depart the level, the master of ceremonies challenged him to live and take at the winners of the over the forties and fifties categories.
The contestants needed to do three specific poses to expose off their muscle tissues however the crowd went wild for Dennis. They chanted his name and desired him to win.
“The 3 folks needed to combat for the title and when I won, all I idea become ‘Wow! This is a large trophy plus a bucket complete of supplements.
“I gained such a lot of prizes, I couldn’t even convey they all,” he laughs.
And how does he inspire himself to still take such good care of his frame at his age?
“I’ve continually been that man who likes fitness. I’ve played soccer for a number of teams up until I was 55. After that I joined the health club to stay in shape,” he says.
“He gets harassed at paintings and that’s additionally why he goes to the fitness center. He said he changed into going to retire at 70, but there’s no preventing him.”
Besides his health, Dennis additionally has different desires to acquire in his golden years.
“I nonetheless need to shop for an automobile so that I can pressure my spouse round, so I’m presently saving for that. I also want to head go to my brother and brother-in-regulation in Australia.”