He's got three screws in his left shoulder, knees that aren't quite what they used to be and, after suffering a heart attack in 2010, stents in his arteries.
But not even all that can slow down 76-year-old Bill Prince; not when he's pursuing (and, in just about every case, achieving) his many goals in powerlifting, a sport for which he's had a long and lasting affection.
"It's the competition (that keeps me motivated), that's exactly it," said Prince, an area native who was in town last week visiting family. "It keeps you young, I feel good and I really enjoy it."
Jamestown native Bill Prince, 76, has already set three new World Association of Benchers and Deadlifters world bench press records this year in the 75-80 division.
And enjoyment, it seems, breeds success. For today - and over the past few years - Prince is arguably the top powerlifter for his age group in the world.
He's got the records to back it up.
Prince, who played football (among other sports) at Jamestown High School alongside former NFL lineman Jim McCusker before graduating in 1955, has already set three new World Association of Benchers and Deadlifters (WABDL) world bench press records this year in the 75-80 division. The WABDL, Prince notes, consists of competitors from more than 40 states and 23 countries.
Add that to his six world championships (he earned his first in 2006), a World Powerlifting Federation world record from 2009 ("I just figured I'd lift in it," he said, "and I set a world record") and his numerous national and state titles and, well, you get the picture.
Prince, who resides in Las Vegas, set his first world record - of this year - at the state meet in Nevada with a lift of 311.8 pounds. He went on to record two more in June, first at the National Push-Pull in Phoenix and then at the Rocky Mountain Regional Bench Press and Deadlift Championships in Salt Lake City.
Records are set and divided not only by age group and weight class (Prince, who in his younger years competed in the 220-pound class and set plenty of records there, including the WPF mark, is now in the 198-pound class), but also into the single ply and double ply categories.
Single and double ply refer to the number of layers (either one layer of polyester or denim, or multiple layers) that are sewn into a "bench shirt," which is a stiff, supportive shirt that helps to improve performance in the bench press.
Prince's single ply record is currently 316.2 pounds (143 kilograms), while his double ply record is 314 pounds (142 kilos).
Most recently Prince, who is the father of former longtime Frewsburg wrestling coach Tim Prince, competed at the Great Lakes Regional Bench Press and Deadlift Championships in Lansing, Mich., on July 20 and, unsurprisingly, was named the event's best lifter.
But it isn't just the competing that Prince enjoys about the sport. He also trains a number of powerlifters and deadlifters in Las Vegas.
"I train about 10 guys in Vegas, and I enjoy that more," he explained. "It's satisfying to see someone you've trained do well. All of them have won state championships.
"I've got one. Rod Graves, who will be 90 (years old) in March. He's a World War II veteran, (fought) at the Battle of Midway and he has the world record in the deadlift."
Despite all his successes this year (both as coach and competitor), however, Prince's schedule isn't about to get any less hectic; nor is he content to let his current records stand much longer.
"I've got the Southern California Championships in Riverside (coming up)," he said, "and then the WABDL Worlds in Reno in November. Those are my goals."
So come November, it's a safe bet, given his track record, that those world records will creep a bit higher.