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Posted in: Articles by ProSource, Featured Content, Featured Athlete Profile | May 1, 2012



Ripped and rock-hard at 62, Patrick Campbell proves that age is nothing but a number


TURNING BACK image As our bodies age, our strength and vitality fade. We trade physical pursuits for less taxing endeavors, a nod to the inevitable decline of our bones, muscle and connective tissue. This is the fate that awaits us all, right?

Actually, no. Emphatically ... no.

The symptoms of aging have a lot more to do with surrendering to lowered expectations than any unavoidable physical manifestation. Just ask Patrick Campbell. He's been defying Mother Nature for decades, maintaining a body many people half his age would kill for, and firmly establishing himself as the senior most member of ProSource's Team Nytro.

As our scientific understanding of the physiology of aging deepens, the notion of sedentary and illness-plagued later years is less and less widely accepted. While all active pursuits are indispensable to the new senior lifestyle, weight training in particular has many benefits to offer, including increased muscle mass, more efficient fat burning, and sturdier bone mass. Patrick Campbell is a testament to this new way of thinking. Hard at work in the gym six days a week, he's usually pacing himself through workouts that would leave many a cocky teen or 20-something gasping for breath.

Campbell, born and raised in Cincinnati, Ohio, has been an avid bodybuilder since age 20, when he served in the U.S. Marine Corps. At his first hometown competition, the Mr. Cincinnati in 1983, the heavyweight came in third. At that moment, though, not even he could know that he would still be duking it out on stage nearly 30 years later, and not only that, he'd be exhibiting no signs of slowing down.

What keeps Campbell motivated is a potent mix of self-determination, the support of his family, smart training and nutritional strategies to keep his body primed, and an undying love of the iron. Here's his inspiring story, in his own words.

Snapshot: Patrick Campbell
Birthdate: Sept. 27, 1949
Height: 5'10"
Weight: 190-200 pounds
Birthplace and Current Residence: Cincinnati, Ohio
Marital Status: Married to Linda (35 years)
Children: Two children -- a son who is a board certified psychiatrist practicing in Nashville, Tenn., and daughter who earned an MBA and now serves as president of the family-owned property casualty insurance agency located in Cincinnati
Interests Outside of Bodybuilding: "My passion is boating. I have a U.S. Coast Guard captain's license. I'm also working on a trainer certification so that I can train clients to help them with fitness and weight control."
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ProSource: What first drew you to bodybuilding?

Patrick Campbell: When I was young, I never felt happy with my body shape, so bodybuilding was the perfect solution. It allowed me the opportunity to make positive changes in a meaningful way.

PS: What was your most memorable contest moment thus far?

Campbell: Actually, I would say just recently when I won the NPC Northern Kentucky Masters over 60 over 10 other competitors. While backstage pumping up for the prejudging, I remember looking down to see how my abs were and thought they had disappeared! My weight was 191 and my bodyfat ratio was 3.7 percent, so not only were my abs there but they were rock hard -- it was just my mind playing tricks on me!

For the finals, mywife Linda, our adult son and daughter along with their fiancees, plus many friends were all in attendance. The emcee was someone I had known for 30 years but hadn't seen for more than 25. As I took the stage, he told a story about when he first met me and how I loved to eat donuts -- which admittedly is still the case today -- and he mentioned my nickname back then, Fat Pat.

Now, I was never actually fat, but it was a name given to me good-naturedly by my workout buddies. Well, the announcer continued saying, "Pat might have been 'big and fat' back then, and he's still big, but not fat any more!" He then called my name and number, and when I walked out, the crowd of 2,000 plus went nuts! I will never forget that moment. At 5'10" I was ripped and it showed. I was in the best condition of my life.

PS: When many people in their 40s, 50s, and 60s have given up on intense physical pursuits, what keeps you going? What's the secret to your success?

Campbell: Growing old isn't the problem. Growing old and looking old and weak is the problem. I have been a leader my entire adult life, at work, at home and in the gym. Our society seems to have lost all sense of pride in how we look and how we act. We need leaders to set the example and that is what I take great pride in doing. Leaders lead in all facets of life and they do so by example.

PS: Spoken like a true Marine. After four decades of lifting heavy, have you had to evolve your training methods?

Campbell: It might be a surprise, but my workouts have not changed. I still train six days a week with a full bodybuilding regimen. Actually, the diet is the most difficult aspect of competing today, by far.

PS: How have lessons learned in bodybuilding bled over into other areas of your life? How has it shaped your outlook and approach to everything 
else?

Campbell: Many lessons learned in bodybuilding have carried over in my day-to-day life. First, there are no quick results -- it takes time to build a well-conditioned body just as it takes time to build a successful business, or gain a quality education of raise a family. Patience, dedication, discipline and motivation are all positive attributes learned in the gym.

PS: Has there been a person who has been a particular inspiration to you in your athletic pursuits?

Campbell: Not just one person but rather many, both in and out of the bodybuilding realm, have influenced me in a meaningful and positive manner. I give everyone the opportunity to be called friend and I learn something of value from every one of them.

PS: Turning back to the aforementioned diet, what does your typical day look like? What foods do you rely on most?

Campbell: Right now I'm training for the NPC National Masters over 60 being held this July in Pittsburgh. Because of that, I'm adjusting my diet every week or two, depending on my current condition. I will range from 3,000 calories per day further out down to 1,400 by showtime. The typical foods I rely on are egg whites and whole eggs, 96 percent lean beef, sweet potatoes, veggies, and tons of chicken breast. Occasionally I also have peanut butter and bananas.

"I have people constantly come up to me and ask how old I am and what I'm taking to get in the shape I'm in. I ask them what age do they think I am; generally the response is 45 to 50. I then tell them about the ProSource products I rely on."
PS: What supplements do you use?

Campbell: I use ProSource's NytroWhey Ultra Elite protein powder exclusively -- it's working well for me. It provides me with the high quality protein as wells as nutrients needed for daily maintenance, and greatly helps to facilitate muscle growth, even at my age. I'm not in the gym to get in shape, I'm there to get huge and ripped! Make no mistake about that.

In or out of the gym, I have people constantly come up to me and ask how old I am and what I'm taking to get in the shape I'm in. I ask them what age do they think I am; generally the response is 45 to 50. I then tell them about the ProSource products I rely on and about the workout program I follow.

I've taken good care of my health, and I also don't have a lot in the way of facial wrinkles and I have a full head of brown hair, so that also helps to conceal my true age. I guess I'm blessed that way.

PS: What are your bodybuilding goals going forward?

Campbell: As mentioned earlier, I'm training for the NPC National Masters, and my goal is to win, no doubt about it. The overall winner will receive an IFBB pro card -- that's what I want. if I'm going to compete on a national level, then my workouts have to possess the intensity required of a national competitor, and they do.

Beyond that, my outlook is to do the best I am capable of being, lead by example and share my love of bodybuilding with all who are interested in doing the same.

Patrick Campbell's
Bodybuilding Training Program

DAY 1

CHEST EXERCISE
SETS
REPS
WEIGHT
Dumbbell Incline Press
4
10-15
95-110 pound dumbbells
--or--
Dumbbell Flat Bench Press
4
10-15
95-110 pound dumbbells
Incline Barbell Press
4
5-10
225-245
Incline Dumbbell Flye
4
8-10
50-60
Flat-Bench Dumbbell Flye
4
8-10
50-60
TRICEPS EXERCISE
SETS
REPS
WEIGHT
Cable Pushdown
4
30-40
Full stack
Seated Two-Hand Dumbbell Extension
4
10-15
80-110
Triceps Extension Machine
4
10-15
Up to full stack
One-Arm Cable Extension
4
10-15
Variable
Dip
4
20
Bodyweight

DAY 2

BACK EXERCISE
SETS
REPS
WEIGHT
T-Bar Row
4
10
180-225
Deadlift
3
10
315-365
Wide-Grip Chin-Up
4
10-15
Bodyweight
Seated Cable Row
4
10-12
160-200

DAY 3

SHOULDERS EXERCISE
SETS
REPS
WEIGHT
Standing Military Press
4
10
Various
Seated Dumbbell Press
4
10
Various
Cable One-Arm Raise
4
10
Various
Dumbbell Seated Bent-Over Raise
4
10
Various
TRAPS EXERCISE
SETS
REPS
WEIGHT
Barbell Shrug
4
10
225-315
BICEPS EXERCISE
SETS
REPS
WEIGHT
EZ-Bar Preacher Curl
4
10
115
Standing Preacher Dumbbell Curl
4
10
50-65
Seated Dumbbell Concentration Curl
4
10
45
Cable Curl
4
10
Various
FOREARMS EXERCISE
SETS
REPS
WEIGHT
Barbell Wrist Curl
4
10
40-50

DAY 4

LEGS EXERCISE
SETS
REPS
WEIGHT
Barbell Squat Set #1
1
10
135
Barbell Squat Set #2
1
10
225
Barbell Squat Set #3
4
10
315
Leg Extension
4
10-15
Various
TRICEPS EXERCISE
SETS
REPS
WEIGHT
Cable Pushdown
4
30-40
Full stack
Seated Two-Hand Dumbbell Extension
4
10-15
80-110
Triceps Extension Machine
4
10-15
Up to full stack
One-Arm Cable Extension
4
10-15
Variable
Dip
4
20
Bodyweight

DAY 5

Start sequence over with Day 1 Workout
 

DAY 6

Day 2 Workout
 

DAY 7

Rest

Notes: Campbell tacks abs work to the end of every workout: Crunches for 3 sets of 50 and leg raises for 2 sets of 35-50. He doesn't do much in the way of cardio, saying, "I guess my hardcore old school workouts and diet keep me in the condition that's required for competing."






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