77-Year-Old Grandma Wins Weightlifting Competitions (Video)

| by Michael Allen

Willie Murphy weighs only 105 pounds, but she can deadlift 215 pounds at the age of 77.

Murphy began lifting small weights only a few years ago at the Maplewood Family YMCA in Rochester, New York.

According to USA Today, the grandmother can do one-handed push-ups and pull-ups and fingertip push-ups. She can also perform a push-up in which she lowers her nose to the floor and pushes herself back up again.

Murphy says she is self-taught because personal trainers are too expensive.

"Who has $39 an hour?" Murphy told the Democrat and Chronicle (video below).

"None of those steroids for me," she added.

Murphy won deadlift, power curl and bench press competitions in her divisions at the WNPF World Championships on Nov. 15 and 16. On top of all those trophies, she also got the World Natural Powerlifting Federation 2014 Lifter of the Year award.

Murphy lifts weights every Monday, Wednesday and Friday morning at the YMCA where she is a local celebrity.

"They see I'm old and I'm not being pushed around in a wheelchair," Murphy stated. "I can shovel my own snow, and I can push my car if it gets stuck in the snow ... I'm almost 80 years old and I am still living life."

"She is so spunky, sweet and inspirational," said Lisa Greer of the YMCA. "I couldn't do half the things she does."

Sources: Democrat and Chronicle, USA Today