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78-Year-Old Grandmother Sets New Goal When She Lifts 245 Pounds

by Paul Morris
Paul is a proud Southerner who enjoys long walks in the woods, sweet tea, and watching movies. He’s also an expert pastry chef and will share his rhubarb-berry pie recipe with just about anyone who asks. He loves America and playing with animals of all kinds. When he isn't writing about the things he loves most, you can find him in the great outdoors!

For anyone who thinks that they should be able to tell you what you can and cannot do because of your age, you might want to show them a 78-year-old grandmother named Shirley Webb.

A few years ago, Webb could barely get off the couch and she never had the strength to climb up the stairs without desperately holding onto the railing. But when her 20-year-old granddaughter was telling her about her workout schedule, suddenly Webb found herself inspired to beat back her weakness and train her body to become perfect!

Going several times a week, Webb began lifting weights at a very steady pace. She began with 40-pound lifts, but after a lot of time and a lot of hard work she eventually managed to gain muscle strength, self-confidence and health.

She’s been keeping healthy for two years now, and now she has no trouble leaping off the couch and running up the stairs.

But while her journey is still moving forward, her biggest achievement so far was captured on film when she managed to deadlift 245 pounds!

This woman is a true inspiration to everyone of all ages. If you’re presented with a problem in life, there is nothing that can stand in your way if you push hard enough and believe in yourself!

Please check out the absolutely inspiring video below of a woman who doesn’t care about how high her age might be, just how high her weight lifting record is.

Seventy-eight-year-old Shirley Webb had trouble getting off the couch and couldn’t even make it up the stairs without becoming very winded. But when her granddaughter told her about her own workout schedule, Shirley knew she wanted to feel healthy and strong.

She became one of the regulars who showed up at the local gym multiple times a week. And over the next two years, she dedicated her days to becoming strong again!

So when she managed to lift 245 pounds of weight, she quickly went viral. The standard weight lift of a 165 pound woman is about 160 pounds, so for Shirley, this was an incredible feat that inspired millions of people worldwide!

It took a lot of work to get here, and there were moments when she certainly felt too tired to go on. But through dedicated effort, this woman proved to the world that age is just a number! Check out the amazing moment she lifts 245 pounds in the inspiring video below. And please SHARE this story if you think you can and should be healthy at any age!

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