77-Year-Old Grandma Can Deadlift Double Her Body Weight

November 29, 2014 7:47 PM

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Seventy-seven-year-old Willie Murphy may not be like most other grandmothers you meet. Sure, she has gray hair and loves for her grandchildren to sit on her lap like most. However, she can do one-handed push-ups and deadlift a little over double her body weight.

The 105-pound senior started lifting 5-pound weights just a few years ago, according to USA Today, after reading a sign about a weight-lifting competition at her local YMCA. She asked a employee at the time, recalling that he said "Go for it, granny."

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