My Story

My “Fat Pic” on the left, and on the right is my last competition at age 50 in 2015.

Hello and welcome to weightliftinginyour40s.com. My name is Sonny Clayton and I am a 56 year old Skilled Operator at General Mills in Cedar Rapids, Iowa. After not going to a gym for 15 years, I was overweight in my early 40s.  In December of 2007 I went on my first diet and lost 47 lbs. in 3 weeks. In January of 2008 I joined a gym and 12 years later I’m still training.  I competed in my first Natural Bodybuilding competition in October of 2010 at the age of 45. I have competed 4 more times, as well as twice in Natural Powerlifting competitions.