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Published:March 31st, 2016 13:44 EST

Granny, 78, Deadlifts 245 Pounds: Video

By Robert Paul Reyes

"Shirley Webb considers her gym in Illinois a `second home`.

The 78-year-old grandma is a stalwart member of Club Fitness in Wood Lawn, where is known to most members of the club.

Going several times a week, she can often be seen in the weights section working out.

But the gym junkie recently reached quite a milestone on her favorite exercise - deadlifting - by picking up a bar loaded with 245 pounds of weights."

Daily Mail

Most septuagenarians have a hard time picking up the remote control, and they spend most of their time knitting sweaters and petting their cats.

But Shirley Webb can deadlift 245 pounds, and she spends most of her time at the gym. In my prime I could benchpress over 300 pounds, but today I have a difficult time picking up my 25-pound cat.

This muscle-bound granny may convince some of my readers to exercise and hit the gym, but I find her exploits depressing.

At the bottom of this page there`s a video of granny deadlifting 245 pounds, and there`s another video of a 17-year-old girl doing the same. I want to curl up and die. 

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