MEET THE WORLD’S HOTTEST GRANDAD

Meet Liang Yuxiang. He’s 61 years old, lives in Chengdu, China, and is a granddad.

He’s also totally ripped.

Seriously, dude’s got an eight-pack. He’s hot. He’s a hot granddad, and we are this close to deleting Tinder and moving to Chengdu.

Liang has been a regular gym-goer for the last ten years, and he’s also a big fan of paragliding and racing cars.

His fitness journey only really revved up in his 40s, when he experienced a bit of a midlife crisis.
Liang Yuxiang wants to show that age shouldn’t hold you back from following your dreams.

He’s also totally ripped.

 

Seriously, dude’s got an eight-pack. He’s hot. He’s a hot granddad, and we are this close to deleting Tinder and moving to Chengdu.

Liang has been a regular gym-goer for the last ten years, and he’s also a big fan of paragliding and racing cars.

His fitness journey only really revved up in his 40s, when he experienced a bit of a midlife crisis.

Today he  is putting his fellow countrymen to shame after showing off his eight-pack abs and professing his love for the great outdoors. The 61-year-old outdoorsman with oblique muscles cut from diamonds has been a regular gym-goer for at least 10 years and is also a huge fan of rallying and paragliding. Liang Yuxiang, known affectionately as “Uncle Liang”, is proud to see photos of his incredible body being shown across the country, as it is proof of his philosophy ñ that the elderly should have dreams too.

The native of Chengdu, capital of south-west Chinaís Sichuan Province, worked in rubber and clothing factories during his youth and also took a job in his fatherís clothing factory, until he finally started his own business in 1991. His company, which produces lamps and lights, has been operating smoothly ever since. So smoothly, in fact, that it caused something of a midlife crisis in his late 40s.

Around the year 2000, Liangís friend persuaded him to go on a long-distance road trip overseas. The friend also talked him into going to gym in order to stay fit enough for that and future journeys. He has been working out now for over 10 years, first purchasing a gym membership and then later turning a section of his factory into a private gymnasium ñ which he encourages his employees to use as well. Liang said: “Nowadays a lot of people see bodybuilding as an internet ñ I see bodybuilding as my hobby.”

Surprisingly the overly manly manís fit body is not the result of a strict diet, as he eats whatever he wants, when he wants. He added: “The only dieting principle I follow is that we should only fill our stomachs to about 70 percent. “Other than that I eat whatever I want because I believe the bodyís cravings are its way of telling us what weíre lacking ñ and I particularly love eating meat.”

Liang regularly took his family on road trips across Europe and the United States, but even those holidays eventually lost their thrill. In 2008 Liang took his love for long-distance driving to the next level by competing in the Taklimakan Rally, in the deserts of north-west China, with his son, Liang Xi. He immediately became hooked on the extreme sport, and his dream is to now become Chinaís oldest ever representative at the world-famous Dakar Rally ñ hosted in South America since 2009.

The decision came after he and his son visited the Dakar Rally ñ also known as the “Death Rally” ñ tracks in South America in 2012. Liang said: “When I saw people at the rally in their 50s and 60s, I knew they werenít racers. But I knew they all dreamt of racing. “The sight told me that even the elderly should have dreams to chase.”

Armed with his 4 million RMB (432,970 GBP) rally car, Liangís immediate goal is to compete in the 2016 Silk Way Rally from Russian capital Moscow to Chinese capital Beijing. He added: “Iíll never give up my dreams of competing in the Dakar Rally. If I canít make it in 2017, then I will join in 2018.”

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