78-year-old-grandma-weightsA 78 year old lady from Illinois has earned a lot of fame for lifting heavy weights. The woman was deadlifting 225 pounds in a gym when her video was taken and soon went viral. She has even reached the highest mark for Illinois in deadlifting at 237 pounds and has set the Missouri record for 215 pounds in the age and weight category.

Apparently, the 78 year old named Shirley Webb has managed to reach this feat in just two years. Before that, the East Alton resident had difficulty standing and her exercise for the day included mowing the lawn.

Webb started working out at the gym with a trainer and soon her days of holding onto chairs and railings for support were long gone. Within 6 months, she had started to lift weights from the 200-pound range.

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

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