PHOTOS Meet an 80-year-old champion granny!


Meet an 80-year-old champion granny!

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18:50, July 12, 2018

Meet a powerful champion granny! Shirley Webb is an 80-year-old grandma, and she proved that age is just a number. She started working out when she was 76 years old because she felt weak when she climbed stairs. So she took part in Club Fitness in Wood River, Illinois, and started fitness journey. Now, she's a star. Webb could lift in the 200 pounds range after six months of training, with the help of her trainer John Wright, he said he has never helped someone her age with this kind of weightlifting before. [Photo: IC]

Webb goes to the gym at least twice a week, she inspired everybody at the gym. Her 4-year-old granddaughter is very proud of her. [Photo: IC]

Webb lives across the river from St. Louis in East Alton, Illinois, so she can set records in both Illinois and Missouri. She has set the record for deadlifting at 237 pounds in Illinois, and another record for 215 pounds in Missouri, both in age and weight groups. [Photo: IC]

"I have no intention of stopping right now," Webb said. "When I go to the gym and work out, when I leave, I feel so much better than I did when I went in, and I just feel so good. I feel tremendous." [Photo: IC]

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