How much do you pay for a deadlift?PHOTO: Mary Duffy
Incredibly? Yes! But it really happened, the video is proof of that. The OKTAGON MMA organization came up with a slogan some time ago: There is a fighter in each of us. And there will be something about it. Moreover, it applies to the entire world. This is confirmed by 73-year-old Mary Duffy, who does not fight in the ring or in the cage, but her opponent is iron.
A few weeks ago, a video surfaced on Instagram of this lady in years performing a deadlift, where she was loaded with 113.4 kilograms (250 pounds) on the axle and another 22.7 kilograms (50 pounds) in the chains, for a total of 136.1 kilograms!
Although the American does not have an ideal sports age, she has been competing since 2015 in the weight class up to 56 kilograms. Her final training deadlift is almost 2.5 times her competition body weight. Will you also give 2.5 times your weight?
Can you deadlift 2.5 times your body weight?
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Duffy made her competitive debut at the 2015 International Powerlifting Association (IPA) Connecticut Ironman Push/Pull Showdown, where she won gold. In total, she appeared at eleven other iron meetings. And she won them all in her 70 to 74 year old category. She always took the gold.
The American is one of the toughest grandmothers in the world, she is the international powerlifting champion in her category. According to independent.co.uk, she says she looks and feels better than she did 30 years ago.
Duffy started working out at the gym at the age of 59 in an attempt to lose weight, but soon became addicted to dumbbells. As you can see from the deadlift, he can lean into it.