Despite retiring from the sport years ago, Lee Priest and Guy Cisternino are still turning heads with their physiques. In a recent Instagram post shared on October 9, 2023, Priest and Cisternino were seen posing together following a training session.
It’s been a historic year for bodybuilders pushing 40 years and older. The highly anticipated 2023 Masters Olympia competition was welcomed back on the IFBB Pro League calendar after an 11-year absence. Former 212 Olympia Kamal Elgargni delivered fireworks and cemented himself as champion in the headlining contest.
Personally, Priest would have preferred an age cap of 50 and over for the Masters Olympia, and admitted chest atrophy prevented him from making a comeback. Before announcing his exit from Open Bodybuilding, Priest picked up three consecutive victories (2006 NOC New York, 2006 PDI Night of Champions, 2013 NABBA Mr. Universe).
If you’ve been around the bodybuilding community, you’ve probably heard of Guy Cisternino. Having stepped on the Mr. Olympia stage a total of seven times, 212’s Cisternino is no stranger to competing at a world-class level.
He also co-hosts the Mutant and the Mouth podcast with Nick Walker and took over as acting president for the Blackstone Labs supplement company after PJ Braun was incarcerated for conspiring to sell illegal anabolic steroids.
Lee Priest and Guy Cisternino Show Off Physiques at 41 and 51 Years Old
Joining forces for a workout and posedown, Priest and Cisternino gave fans a look at their current physiques.
“51 years old and 41 years old retired bodybuilders who just love to workout! Never was able to step on stage with @leepriestofficial72 so we hit some shots today goofing off after our workout. Lee is one of the freakiest bodybuilders that has ever competed.
Don’t believe me ask @jaycutler or @thebranchwarren because they both told me stories of how impressive he was back in the day. One of my favorite bodybuilders growing up, never, ever did I think reading those magazine’s back then I would be training and posing with someone I looked up to @leepriestofficial72″ Guy Cisternino wrote.
Bodybuilders reacted to the update:
In a sport where longevity is hard to come by, these two bodybuilders have it in spades. In his last outing before calling it a career, Guy Cisternino competed at the 2021 Texas Pro, where he earned a sixth-place finish. While he’s been on the sidelines, it’s evident Cisternino still prioritizes training considering the cross striations in his quads.
Those unfamiliar with Lee Priest or Guy Cisternino’s stage presence can now understand why they are esteemed among fellow bodybuilders. Even in their forties and fifties, both men still display an exceptional level of detail and size.