Inspiring Vid: 78 Year Old Grandma Becomes Competitive Weightlifter

  • by: Perry Sanders III

Before you start looking for excuses not to be active and healthy, remember that this 78 year old grandma deadlifts more than you weigh.

Shirley Webb, who was filmed lifting weights is inspiring viewers around the world. Shirley is shown in the video above, deadlifting 228 pounds. She has traveled the country as a competitive weightlifter and has even won in her category.

"We start out at low weights and by the end I don't know how much I lifted," she said.

Her husband, Richard said: "One lady was 70 and she came in the gym and said 'You can do it.' So, out of the blue, it's all of this."

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Thumbnail image for p3.jpgPerry Sanders III is a Philosophy graduate of the University of Colorado at Colorado Springs, and is an editor and social media manager at Lead Stories.

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