78-Year-Old Woman Who Started Lifting Aged 65 Holds 19 World Records

78-Year-Old Woman Who Started Lifting Aged 65 Holds 19 World Records

Nora Langdon is a 78-year-old woman that has recently become a powerlifting champion. The Detroit grandma currently holds a number of states, national, and even world records – and she only started lifting heavy in 2007! That’s right – she started her powerlifting journey when she was 65-years-old and weighed over 210 pounds. At one point, she found herself struggling to catch her breath when walking at a faster pace or even climbing the stairs, so she decided to make a change.

Even though she had never picked up a weight before the age of 65, or even went to the gym, she enrolled in a local gym! Expectedly, she went on the first day, and when she got home that night, she told herself that she’s never going back to the gym because it was too much for her. However, she then heard a voice inside her head saying ‘Go back!’ – and she did!

Well, here she is today! Art Little, her personal trainer, inspired her to get into powerlifting by asking her: ‘Do you have any old broads doing that?’. Langdon was determined to succeed, and she’s now a renowned powerlifter.

 

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At the moment, Langdon holds 19 world records for her age group, and she has competed in several competitions. Her maximum squat is 413 pounds, and she deadlifts close to 400 pounds! She currently bench presses 185 pounds, and squats 380!

She told Good Morning America that she managed to beat everyone from 60 years old up to her age, and she has no competition.

 

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Langdon hopes to encourage and inspire others to start working out and give powerlifting a try – regardless of their age.
“Get up off that couch, go walking, walk a mile starting, then you can end up with five miles. You just have to be consistent and keep doing it and don’t let your mind or people tell you you can’t.” – she noted.

 
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