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Meet Willie Murphy: The 77-Year-Old Grandma Who Can Lift More Than You

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A good number of grandmothers need a helping hand to carry their shopping bags or climb a flight of stairs – but not Willie Murphy.

And she’s a 77-year-old grandmother.

At just 105 pounds, Murphy doesn’t exactly scream “meathead,” but she could probably put most of us to shame in the gym, cranking out one-handed pushups and pull-ups with ease, according to USA Today.

Willie-Murphy4(yes, that’s 77-year-old murphy doing a ONE-handed push up)

It all started with a weight-lifting competition at her local YMCA in Rochester, New York, a few years ago. After an employee told her she could compete — “Go for it, granny” — Murphy began lifting 5-pound weights. Now she’s taking home trophies: She recently took first place in her division in the deadlift, power curl, bench press, and bench press repetition competitions at the WNPF World Championships.

She was also named the World Natural Powerlifting Federation…

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