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Ed Cook

Now “Old Superman,” from Vancouver, Washington, is a prime example of what you can do if you really apply yourself.

We all know that Superman can fly, so it was no surprise when “Old Superman,” BodySpace member Ed Cook, flew in by private plane for our photo shoot. In all fairness, the plane was piloted by his brother, but that’s still pretty cool. 

At 54 the guy looks incredible and is ripped. The story is even better when you see what he looked like just six years ago. What an amazing difference! In 2002 Ed, at 243 pounds, was your typical middle-aged guy with a typical middle-aged waistline that greatly exceeded his chest size. The doctor said to Ed, “Change your lifestyle or die young.” Ed took that seriously and then some! 

Now “Old Superman,” from Vancouver, Washington, is a prime example of what you can do if you really apply yourself. Married for 31 years and the father of four adult children, he looks better and is in better shape than men half his age. At 6’ and 228 pounds, Ed has been competing in NPC masters bodybuilding contests, taking first place a few times. And he’s planning to do more. 

What makes Ed tick? With more than 1,000 friends on BodySpace, he’s a lightning rod for questions from people all over about how he did it. Ed is more than happy to tell you about his journey and to give you that kick in the pants and the extra words you need to help you along and inspire you to do better. I must tell you he has a lot to say—and all of it good. The guy has his heart in the right place. To quote Ed: “Be consistent! Be intense! Become your goal!“ 

Be sure to visit Ed on BodySpace over at He’s easy to find—there’s only one. Click your way to Tell him you saw Old Superman right here in IRON MAN.  IM


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