70-year-old bodybuilder Sonny Bryant

1 of 40
70-year-old Sam "Sonny" Bryant, Jr., who has 26 years of competitive bodybuilding experience, is photographed in The Augusta Chronicle studio on April 19, 2013. "People think I'm unique because of my age," Bryant said. "I'm doing what I think everyone else should be doing. You take it for granted when you're young. You think you're going to be healthy all your life. You're not." JON-MICHAEL SULLIVANSTAFF
2 of 40
70-year-old Sam "Sonny" Bryant, Jr. rests a moment before grabbing two 125-pound dumbbells to do shoulder shrugs at Gold's Gym on Walton Way Extension on April 6, 2013. Bryant, who has 26 years of competitive bodybuilding experience, works out twice a day. JON-MICHAEL SULLIVANSTAFF
3 of 40
70-year-old Sam "Sonny" Bryant, Jr. works out his triceps in preparation for a bodybuilding competition in Macon at the Gold's Gym on Walton Way Extension on April 6, 2013. Bryant, who has 26 years of competitive bodybuilding experience, works out twice a day. JON-MICHAEL SULLIVANSTAFF
4 of 40
70-year-old Sam "Sonny" Bryant, Jr. works out in preparation for a bodybuilding competition in Macon at the Gold's Gym on Walton Way Extension on April 6, 2013. Bryant, who has 26 years of competitive bodybuilding experience, works out twice a day. Between sets of repetitions, Bryant stops to flex in the mirror, striking poses similar to the ones at bodybuilding competitions. JON-MICHAEL SULLIVANSTAFF
5 of 40
70-year-old Sam "Sonny" Bryant, Jr. grabs a 10-pound dumbbell with his feet as he does wide-grip lat pull-ups during a work out in preparation for a bodybuilding competition in Macon at the Gold's Gym on Walton Way Extension on June 12, 2013. Bryant, who has 26 years of competitive bodybuilding experience, works out twice a day. "It's a good thing I ain't old because this would kill an old man," Bryant jokingly said between sets of repetitions. JON-MICHAEL SULLIVANSTAFF
6 of 40
70-year-old Sam "Sonny" Bryant, Jr. does wide-grip lat pull-ups during a work out in preparation for a bodybuilding competition in Macon at the Gold's Gym on Walton Way Extension on July 16, 2013. Bryant, who has 26 years of competitive bodybuilding experience, works out twice a day. "It's a good thing I ain't old because this would kill an old man," Bryant jokingly said between sets of repetitions. JON-MICHAEL SULLIVANSTAFF
7 of 40
70-year-old Sam "Sonny" Bryant, Jr. does wide-grip lat pull-ups during a work out in preparation for a bodybuilding competition in Macon at the Gold's Gym on Walton Way Extension on July 16, 2013. Bryant, who has 26 years of competitive bodybuilding experience, works out twice a day. "It's a good thing I ain't old because this would kill an old man," Bryant jokingly said between sets of repetitions. JON-MICHAEL SULLIVANSTAFF
8 of 40
70-year-old Sam "Sonny" Bryant, Jr. works out in preparation for a bodybuilding competition in Macon at the Gold's Gym on Walton Way Extension on April 6, 2013. Bryant, who has 26 years of competitive bodybuilding experience, works out twice a day. JON-MICHAEL SULLIVANSTAFF
9 of 40
70-year-old Sam "Sonny" Bryant, Jr. works out in preparation for a bodybuilding competition in Macon at the Gold's Gym on Walton Way Extension on April 4, 2013. Bryant, who has 26 years of competitive bodybuilding experience, works out twice a day. "People think I'm unique because of my age," Bryant said. "I'm doing what I think everyone else should be doing. You take it for granted when you're young. You think you're going to be healthy all your life. You're not." JON-MICHAEL SULLIVANSTAFF
10 of 40
70-year-old Sam "Sonny" Bryant, Jr. works out in preparation for a bodybuilding competition in Macon at the Gold's Gym on Walton Way Extension on April 6, 2013. Bryant, who has 26 years of competitive bodybuilding experience, works out twice a day. JON-MICHAEL SULLIVANSTAFF
11 of 40
70-year-old Sam "Sonny" Bryant, Jr. works out in preparation for a bodybuilding competition in Macon at the Gold's Gym on Walton Way Extension on April 6, 2013. Bryant, who has 26 years of competitive bodybuilding experience, works out twice a day. Between sets of repetitions, Bryant stops to flex in the mirror, striking poses similar to the ones at bodybuilding competitions. JON-MICHAEL SULLIVANSTAFF
12 of 40
70-year-old Sam "Sonny" Bryant, Jr. works out his biceps at Gold's Gym on Walton Way Extension on April 4, 2013. Bryant, who has 26 years of competitive bodybuilding experience, works out twice a day. JON-MICHAEL SULLIVANSTAFF
13 of 40
70-year-old Sam "Sonny" Bryant, Jr. works out in preparation for a bodybuilding competition in Macon at the Gold's Gym on Walton Way Extension on April 4, 2013. Bryant, who has 26 years of competitive bodybuilding experience, works out twice a day. JON-MICHAEL SULLIVANSTAFF
14 of 40
70-year-old Sam "Sonny" Bryant, Jr. works out in preparation for a bodybuilding competition in Macon at the Gold's Gym on Walton Way Extension on April 4, 2013. Bryant, who has 26 years of competitive bodybuilding experience, works out twice a day. Between sets of repetitions, Bryant stops to flex in the mirror, striking poses similar to the ones at bodybuilding competitions. JON-MICHAEL SULLIVANSTAFF
15 of 40
70-year-old Sam "Sonny" Bryant, Jr. works out in preparation for a bodybuilding competition in Macon at the Gold's Gym on Walton Way Extension on April 4, 2013. Bryant, who has 26 years of competitive bodybuilding experience, works out twice a day. "People think I'm unique because of my age," Bryant said. "I'm doing what I think everyone else should be doing. You take it for granted when you're young. You think you're going to be healthy all your life. You're not." JON-MICHAEL SULLIVANSTAFF
16 of 40
70-year-old Sam "Sonny" Bryant, Jr. works out in preparation for a bodybuilding competition in Macon at the Gold's Gym on Walton Way Extension on April 4, 2013. Bryant, who has 26 years of competitive bodybuilding experience, works out twice a day. Between sets of repetitions, Bryant stops to flex in the mirror, striking poses similar to the ones at bodybuilding competitions. JON-MICHAEL SULLIVANSTAFF
17 of 40
70-year-old Sam "Sonny" Bryant, Jr. works out his core in preparation for a bodybuilding competition in Macon at the Gold's Gym on Walton Way Extension on April 4, 2013. Bryant, who has 26 years of competitive bodybuilding experience, works out twice a day. "People think I'm unique because of my age," Bryant said. "I'm doing what I think everyone else should be doing. You take it for granted when you're young. You think you're going to be healthy all your life. You're not." JON-MICHAEL SULLIVANSTAFF
18 of 40
70-year-old Sam "Sonny" Bryant, Jr. works out in preparation for a bodybuilding competition in Macon at the Gold's Gym on Walton Way Extension on April 4, 2013. Bryant, who has 26 years of competitive bodybuilding experience, works out twice a day. Between sets of repetitions, Bryant stops to flex in the mirror, striking poses similar to the ones at bodybuilding competitions. JON-MICHAEL SULLIVANSTAFF
19 of 40
70-year-old Sam "Sonny" Bryant, Jr. does iso lateral rows during a work out in preparation for a bodybuilding competition in Macon at the Gold's Gym on Walton Way Extension on June 12, 2013. Bryant, who has 26 years of competitive bodybuilding experience, works out twice a day. JON-MICHAEL SULLIVANSTAFF
20 of 40
70-year-old Sam "Sonny" Bryant, Jr. works out in preparation for a bodybuilding competition in Macon at the Gold's Gym on Walton Way Extension on June 12, 2013. Bryant, who has 26 years of competitive bodybuilding experience, works out twice a day. JON-MICHAEL SULLIVANSTAFF
21 of 40
70-year-old Sam "Sonny" Bryant, Jr., who has 26 years of competitive bodybuilding experience, is photographed in The Augusta Chronicle studio on April 19, 2013. "People think I'm unique because of my age," Bryant said. "I'm doing what I think everyone else should be doing. You take it for granted when you're young. You think you're going to be healthy all your life. You're not." JON-MICHAEL SULLIVANSTAFF
22 of 40
70-year-old Sam "Sonny" Bryant, Jr. rests a moment before grabbing two 125-pound dumbbells to do shoulder shrugs at Gold's Gym on Walton Way Extension on April 6, 2013. Bryant, who has 26 years of competitive bodybuilding experience, works out twice a day. JON-MICHAEL SULLIVANSTAFF
23 of 40
70-year-old Sam "Sonny" Bryant, Jr. works out his triceps in preparation for a bodybuilding competition in Macon at the Gold's Gym on Walton Way Extension on April 6, 2013. Bryant, who has 26 years of competitive bodybuilding experience, works out twice a day. JON-MICHAEL SULLIVANSTAFF
24 of 40
70-year-old Sam "Sonny" Bryant, Jr. works out in preparation for a bodybuilding competition in Macon at the Gold's Gym on Walton Way Extension on April 6, 2013. Bryant, who has 26 years of competitive bodybuilding experience, works out twice a day. Between sets of repetitions, Bryant stops to flex in the mirror, striking poses similar to the ones at bodybuilding competitions. JON-MICHAEL SULLIVANSTAFF
25 of 40
70-year-old Sam "Sonny" Bryant, Jr. grabs a 10-pound dumbbell with his feet as he does wide-grip lat pull-ups during a work out in preparation for a bodybuilding competition in Macon at the Gold's Gym on Walton Way Extension on June 12, 2013. Bryant, who has 26 years of competitive bodybuilding experience, works out twice a day. "It's a good thing I ain't old because this would kill an old man," Bryant jokingly said between sets of repetitions. JON-MICHAEL SULLIVANSTAFF
26 of 40
70-year-old Sam "Sonny" Bryant, Jr. does wide-grip lat pull-ups during a work out in preparation for a bodybuilding competition in Macon at the Gold's Gym on Walton Way Extension on July 16, 2013. Bryant, who has 26 years of competitive bodybuilding experience, works out twice a day. "It's a good thing I ain't old because this would kill an old man," Bryant jokingly said between sets of repetitions. JON-MICHAEL SULLIVANSTAFF
27 of 40
70-year-old Sam "Sonny" Bryant, Jr. does wide-grip lat pull-ups during a work out in preparation for a bodybuilding competition in Macon at the Gold's Gym on Walton Way Extension on July 16, 2013. Bryant, who has 26 years of competitive bodybuilding experience, works out twice a day. "It's a good thing I ain't old because this would kill an old man," Bryant jokingly said between sets of repetitions. JON-MICHAEL SULLIVANSTAFF
28 of 40
70-year-old Sam "Sonny" Bryant, Jr. works out in preparation for a bodybuilding competition in Macon at the Gold's Gym on Walton Way Extension on April 6, 2013. Bryant, who has 26 years of competitive bodybuilding experience, works out twice a day. JON-MICHAEL SULLIVANSTAFF
29 of 40
70-year-old Sam "Sonny" Bryant, Jr. works out in preparation for a bodybuilding competition in Macon at the Gold's Gym on Walton Way Extension on April 4, 2013. Bryant, who has 26 years of competitive bodybuilding experience, works out twice a day. "People think I'm unique because of my age," Bryant said. "I'm doing what I think everyone else should be doing. You take it for granted when you're young. You think you're going to be healthy all your life. You're not." JON-MICHAEL SULLIVANSTAFF
30 of 40
70-year-old Sam "Sonny" Bryant, Jr. works out in preparation for a bodybuilding competition in Macon at the Gold's Gym on Walton Way Extension on April 6, 2013. Bryant, who has 26 years of competitive bodybuilding experience, works out twice a day. JON-MICHAEL SULLIVANSTAFF
31 of 40
70-year-old Sam "Sonny" Bryant, Jr. works out in preparation for a bodybuilding competition in Macon at the Gold's Gym on Walton Way Extension on April 6, 2013. Bryant, who has 26 years of competitive bodybuilding experience, works out twice a day. Between sets of repetitions, Bryant stops to flex in the mirror, striking poses similar to the ones at bodybuilding competitions. JON-MICHAEL SULLIVANSTAFF
32 of 40
70-year-old Sam "Sonny" Bryant, Jr. works out his biceps at Gold's Gym on Walton Way Extension on April 4, 2013. Bryant, who has 26 years of competitive bodybuilding experience, works out twice a day. JON-MICHAEL SULLIVANSTAFF
33 of 40
70-year-old Sam "Sonny" Bryant, Jr. works out in preparation for a bodybuilding competition in Macon at the Gold's Gym on Walton Way Extension on April 4, 2013. Bryant, who has 26 years of competitive bodybuilding experience, works out twice a day. JON-MICHAEL SULLIVANSTAFF
34 of 40
70-year-old Sam "Sonny" Bryant, Jr. works out in preparation for a bodybuilding competition in Macon at the Gold's Gym on Walton Way Extension on April 4, 2013. Bryant, who has 26 years of competitive bodybuilding experience, works out twice a day. Between sets of repetitions, Bryant stops to flex in the mirror, striking poses similar to the ones at bodybuilding competitions. JON-MICHAEL SULLIVANSTAFF
35 of 40
70-year-old Sam "Sonny" Bryant, Jr. works out in preparation for a bodybuilding competition in Macon at the Gold's Gym on Walton Way Extension on April 4, 2013. Bryant, who has 26 years of competitive bodybuilding experience, works out twice a day. "People think I'm unique because of my age," Bryant said. "I'm doing what I think everyone else should be doing. You take it for granted when you're young. You think you're going to be healthy all your life. You're not." JON-MICHAEL SULLIVANSTAFF
36 of 40
70-year-old Sam "Sonny" Bryant, Jr. works out in preparation for a bodybuilding competition in Macon at the Gold's Gym on Walton Way Extension on April 4, 2013. Bryant, who has 26 years of competitive bodybuilding experience, works out twice a day. Between sets of repetitions, Bryant stops to flex in the mirror, striking poses similar to the ones at bodybuilding competitions. JON-MICHAEL SULLIVANSTAFF
37 of 40
70-year-old Sam "Sonny" Bryant, Jr. works out his core in preparation for a bodybuilding competition in Macon at the Gold's Gym on Walton Way Extension on April 4, 2013. Bryant, who has 26 years of competitive bodybuilding experience, works out twice a day. "People think I'm unique because of my age," Bryant said. "I'm doing what I think everyone else should be doing. You take it for granted when you're young. You think you're going to be healthy all your life. You're not." JON-MICHAEL SULLIVANSTAFF
38 of 40
70-year-old Sam "Sonny" Bryant, Jr. works out in preparation for a bodybuilding competition in Macon at the Gold's Gym on Walton Way Extension on April 4, 2013. Bryant, who has 26 years of competitive bodybuilding experience, works out twice a day. Between sets of repetitions, Bryant stops to flex in the mirror, striking poses similar to the ones at bodybuilding competitions. JON-MICHAEL SULLIVANSTAFF
39 of 40
70-year-old Sam "Sonny" Bryant, Jr. does iso lateral rows during a work out in preparation for a bodybuilding competition in Macon at the Gold's Gym on Walton Way Extension on June 12, 2013. Bryant, who has 26 years of competitive bodybuilding experience, works out twice a day. JON-MICHAEL SULLIVANSTAFF
40 of 40
70-year-old Sam "Sonny" Bryant, Jr. works out in preparation for a bodybuilding competition in Macon at the Gold's Gym on Walton Way Extension on June 12, 2013. Bryant, who has 26 years of competitive bodybuilding experience, works out twice a day. JON-MICHAEL SULLIVANSTAFF

Description

70-year-old Sam "Sonny" Bryant, Jr., who has 26 years of competitive bodybuilding experience, works out twice a day. He recently trained for a competition in July. JON-MICHAEL SULLIVAN/STAFF

This Week's Circulars