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Thread: 100 year old lady powerlifter

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    100 year old lady powerlifter

    This old lady started lifting at 91 years old and is still entering competitions at 100 years old.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=g7Cc86uQvWE

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    My goal is to be able to bench my body weight no matter how old I am! I may weigh less when I hit 80...LOL I will probably be worm food when I reach 98!
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    Quote Originally Posted by bethdoth View Post
    My goal is to be able to bench my body weight no matter how old I am! I may weigh less when I hit 80...LOL I will probably be worm food when I reach 98!
    That sounds like a great goal. And yeah I donít expect to live to 90 or 100 either but it is inspiring to see someone that age pushing it. Once my body starts giving out on me itís time for me to go Iíd hate to be in a wheelchair on dialysis for a decade or some fate like that.
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    Quote Originally Posted by DinAZ View Post
    That sounds like a great goal. And yeah I don’t expect to live to 90 or 100 either but it is inspiring to see someone that age pushing it. Once my body starts giving out on me it’s time for me to go I’d hate to be in a wheelchair on dialysis for a decade or some fate like that.
    This lady seems to have some physical problems, but her mind appears to be sharp. My problem will be alzheimers or dementia. Family history tells me it will hit about 79 and I will be dead about 84. I won't remember how to drive or get to the gym.
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    Now I’ve met two guys well into their 70’s benching 225 - that shit to me is jaw dropping
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    Quote Originally Posted by < <Samson> > View Post
    Now I’ve met two guys well into their 70’s benching 225 - that shit to me is jaw dropping
    I turned 60 last month and still bench 350 for 4 reps, "when not on cycle" 6-7 when on. My old joints can't take it so I don't always go heavy.
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    I think I agree about mind sharpness being more important than bodily ability -- your grandkids will remember the things you say to them more than what you could do with your body.

    I'd love to be like the Sikh guy in England who was still running marathons after his 100th birthday. But to be honest if I'm still walking around in the last month of my life then I'll be happy enough.
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    Quote Originally Posted by < > View Post
    Now Iíve met two guys well into their 70ís benching 225 - that shit to me is jaw dropping
    I saw a YT video of some Chinese body builder in his 70s that looked like a jacked 25 year old. They talked about how he eats 10 eggs for breakfast but not his cycle lol I wanted to know.

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    Quote Originally Posted by bethdoth View Post
    I turned 60 last month and still bench 350 for 4 reps, "when not on cycle" 6-7 when on. My old joints can't take it so I don't always go heavy.

    Amazing!

    I’ve never even maxed out over triple plates - for one rep
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    It looks like she had a drop off physically since her last meet. If she is on a cane now, doing balance work and simply working on sit to stand, then something happened. But for her to be doing deadlifts with that form before, at 97-98? Thatís some freakishly amazing orthopedic stuff happening in her spine, legs and feet. Same with bench and military press, damn her shoulders are amazingly intact! Way to go Edith!
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    Good on her!

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    Every time I hear something like this, my jaw drops. It is amazing for their age.
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