89-Year-Old Man Deadlifts 405lbs And Proves Age Is Just A Number

They say age is just a number – it certainly is for one pensioner who took on the challenge of deadlifting 405lbs (183kg) reps.

 

 

Deadlifting has become increasingly popular among those who’ve traded in their average time in the gym for the CrossFit trend – and 89-year-old Joe Stockinger decided lifting wasn’t just for youngsters.

 

The video, which has gone viral, shows Joe prepping, taking his spot then proceeding to lift 405lbs reps.

 

The video, which has gone viral, shows Joe prepping, taking his spot then proceeding to lift 405lbs reps. The weight he hammers in the video would put most 20-year-old lifters to shame, but Joe just goes with it.

In defence of the 20-somethings who are now running to the gym to work on their technique and lifting ability, Joe is no newcomer to the game – he’s a veteran in more ways than one.

 

The weight he hammers in the video would put most 20-year-old lifters to shame, but Joe just goes with it.

 

In 2015, he set three world records at the 100% Raw Powerlifting Western Canadian Championships, then went on to break two of his own records the following year.

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