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Senior Fitness Inspiration from a WeightliftingSenior Fitness Inspiration from a Weightlifting Grand

Thursday, January 19, 2017   (0 Comments)
Posted by: Julie Alonso
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Two years ago, Shirley Webb of East Alton, Illinois, couldn’t get up off the floor without help. Earlier this year, the 78-year old deadlifted a 225-pound barbell with ease. The record-setting senior weightlifter sets a great example of how everyday seniors can improve their mobility, feel better, and have fun with exercise. Here’s how Webb got started and kept going with free-weight training, and what we can learn from her.


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