If this weight-lifting granny doesn't motivate you...

If you need more inspiration for hitting the gym after the long weekend then look no further.

It can be tough getting back into your routine after a weekend of over-indulgence, but when you see what Shirley Webb is getting up to in the gym it might just give you the kick up the bum you need.

Webb is a 78-year-old grandmother from Illinois. Two years ago, the only form of exercise she got was from mowing the lawn. Then she joined Club Fitness with her granddaughter and she now goes twice a week, deadlifting over 200lbs.

Shirley is 78 years old but she can deadlift 225 pounds three times! (via @jwright0123)

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Just to put that into perspective, Shirley roughly deadlifts the weight of Arnold Schwarzenegger.


Her trainer, John Wright, told ESPN: “She’s gotten to the point where everybody greets her and is just absolutely impressed. She inspires everybody that goes to the gym and it’s fun to see that.”

She even got a shout out from NFL superstar JJ Watt who pretty much summed up what we were all thinking.




To the gym with us! Right?

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