WATCH: 78-year-old grandmother deadlifts an insane amount of weight

- An Illinois grandmother has earned her bragging rights in the gym after a video showing her deadlifting 225 pounds went viral.

Shirley Webb, 78, only started going to the gym two years ago. At the time, the East Alton, Ill., woman’s only form of exercise came from mowing the lawn, and she couldn’t get up without holding onto a chair or climb stairs without holding the railing, ESPN reported.

 

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

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After just six months working with a trainer, Webb could lift in the 200-pound range. She now goes to the gym at least twice a week.

"She's gotten to the point where everybody greets her and is just absolutely impressed," her trainer, John Wright, told ESPN. "She inspires everybody that goes to the gym, and it's fun to see that."

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