At 45 years old, Japanese Pro Hidetada Yamagishi has been competing for 15 years and it wasn’t really until now that people really took notice of his conditioning.
Yamagishi placed first at the Dallas Europa 212 competition in what a lot of people are saying was his best shape ever. He simply blew away the other competitors with his conditioning and the victory was well deserved.
Now, Yamagishi was an Open class bodybuilder for most of his career before switching to the 212 division in 2014. He placed in the top ten at the Olympia in 2009, 2010, and 2011. Won the Arnold Classic 212-pound category, and placed third at the 2015 Mr. Olympia 212 category.
So, he’s had a very respectable career and at 45, it’s just mind-boggling to see that he showed up to a show looking better than he ever has or close… again, this is according to a lot of people in the industry.
And at this point, he may not be thinking about slowing down for another few years. But, only time will tell!