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78-Year-Old Granny Crushes 225-Pound Deadlifts

The dedicated senior embraces the weights with impressive strength displays like this.

Shirley is 78 years old but she can deadlift 225 pounds three times! (via @jwright0123)

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At Muscle & Fitness Hers we love sharing stories about strong, confident women looking to improve their overall health through weightlifting, while inspiring others to do the same. So when we came across this Instagram clip of 78-year-old, Shirley Webb, knocking out a few reps of 225-pound deadlifts, we just had to share it.

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While most folks Shirley's age, seek less strenuous physical activities to maintain a certain level of fitness, Webb just loves to lift, and hits the gym with the enthusiasm of a competitive bodybuilder. Since joining a Wood River, Ill., health club just a couple years ago, Shirley has dramatically increased her strength, and is putting up the numbers to prove it. According to ESPNW, she set the deadlifting record for her age group in Illinois at 237 pounds.



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