Powerlifting Grandma Goes Viral


Two years ago, Shirley Webb from East Alton, Illinois, could barely get off the floor or make it up the stairs without stopping to catch her breathe and hold on to the railing.

Today, the 78 year old grandmother is a record-setting weightlifter who can deadlift up to 245 pounds. Webb picked up a weight for the first time at the age of 76 and now she is proud to say she visits the gym twice a week deadlifting an average of 225 pounds.

She first shocked the Internet when her trainer posted a video of her lifting 225 pounds. In November 2015, she deadlifted 237 pounds at a competition in Belleville, Illinois, setting a state record for her age group.

If this doesn't inspire you to get up and get active, I don't know what will. Webb proves it's never too late to get in shape.

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