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Strength Knows No Age Limits With Ginny MacColl

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So often, we think that growing older means growing weaker – but this just isn’t true. Meet Ginny MacColl, Hollywood actress, Broadway dancer, and the oldest person to complete an American Ninja Warrior obstacle course at the age of 71!

I had the pleasure of interviewing Ginny and learning about her extraordinary story and what led her to pursue fitness and grow stronger. Inspired by her daughter, Jessie Graff, a renowned figure on American Ninja Warrior, Ginny embraced strength training and achieved her first pull-up at the age of 63. Less than a decade later, at 71, she made history as the oldest person to conquer an obstacle course on American Ninja Warrior, participating in Seasons 9, 10, and 15.

Ginny’s indomitable spirit is evident as she competes regionally in Ninja competitions and continues to grace the big screen with notable roles, including USS Christmas, Stars Fell on Alabama, and POMS.

You don’t want to miss out on this interview where we discuss Ginny’s narrative of resilience, the importance of protein and strength training, and pursuing one’s passion at any age.


Highlights From This Episode

[0:00] Topic introduction.

[03:55] Ginny shares insights into her career as an actress.

[20:28] Exploring Ginny’s interest in American Ninja Warrior.

[35:04] Insights into Ginny’s training routine.

[42:07] Ginny's approach to pull-up methods (concentric, eccentric, and isometric).

[49:44] Discussing Ginny’s nutritional habits.

[58:15] Protein intake and its impact on muscle growth.

[1:02:13] The significance of protein shakes in your diet.

[1:07:33] Reflecting on aging and your life perspective.


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Resources From This Episode

>> Insulin Resistance Diet Starter Course

>> Join Zivli

>> Test Your Insulin at Home

>> Free Low Insulin Food Guide

>> Free Master Your Macros Training Videos

>> Ginny MacColl’s Instagram