78-year-old Grandmother Goes Viral After Powerlifting 245 Pounds

78-year-old Grandmother Goes Viral After Powerlifting 245 Pounds

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Shirley Webb doesn’t like grandma jokes in the gym.

The 78 year old weightlifter could barely get off the floor two years ago, but after she felt the rush of energy from her first workout, she knew she wanted to keep coming back for more.

A video recorded by her trainer last month showed the grandmother, who visits the gym twice a week, deadlifting 225 pounds with ease. The inspiring display has racked up six million views and scores of compliments across the internet.

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Since then, she tells KTVI in St. Louis, she is even stronger–lifting 235, and then 245 pounds.

(WATCH the Fox-2 video below)

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