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