Grandma, 78, deadlifts 225 pounds with ease

EAST ALTON, IL (WCMH)– Shirley Webb is a grandma, 78-years-old, and able to deadlift 225 pounds.

According to the Today Show, Webb is a record-setting weightlifter, and is wowing the internet with a video that shows her deadlifting 225 pounds three times.

Webb didn’t start lifting until she was 76 and says she can actually deadlift 245 pounds.

“I’ve seen such a remarkable difference in myself,” Webb told “I’m glad that people are getting inspired by me doing this. I had one lady come in the gym and say, ‘I saw your video and I decided to come down and join this club.’ That makes me feel good.”

Webb has won several awards for her lifting abilities, including setting a state record in Illinois for her age group.

At her next competition June 4, she says she hopes to deadlift a personal best 260 pounds.

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