Meet 77-Year-Old Grandmother Who Is A Weightlifting Champ

77-year-old Willie Murphy, of Rochester, New York, is able to do feats of strength that are very difficult for people of any age. One-handed pull-ups, fingertip pushups and one-handed pushups are no problem for Murphy, the Mirror reports.

The 105-pound grandmother can also deadlift 215 pounds, a feat that recently won her the coveted World Natural Powerlifting Federation 2014 Lifter of the Year at last month’s WNPF World Championships in Riverdale, Georgia.

maxresdefaultMurphy started lifting just a few years ago when she saw a sign at her local YMCA for a weight-lifting competition. When she asked if she could participate, an employee said, “Go for it, granny,” according to the Rochester Democrat And Chronicle.

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Murphy works out three days a week,and says it’s important for younger people to see her at the gym.

willie-murphy“They see I’m old and I’m not being pushed around in a wheelchair,” she said, according to USA Today. “I can shovel my own snow. And I can push my car if it gets stuck in the snow… I’m almost 80 years old and I am still living life.”

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