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World's Strongest 80 Year Old


#1

It was on ESPN's top ten... it was some guy who was like 80 years old trying to OH press 740 lbs worth of DB's. He groaned and grunted for a few seconds, then they budged, if my eyes served me correctly. That was it.

Anyone else happen to catch this?


#2

Noone likes you but me.

I saw it, it was really dumb. No range of motion or anything. He made a whistling sound and they budged.


#3

I was watching the iron man on NBC tonight and there was an 80 year old who finished it. (2.4 mile swim, 112 mile bike, 26.2 mile run)


#4

I suppose it's about as impressive as benchpressing 700 lbs with your spotter deadlifting it off your chest. Seriously ESPN, cut the shit. No more fake lifts.


#5

Yeah I saw that, it was moronic. If "lifting" a weight involves sliding it forward 3 inches along a surface, then sign me up for a 2,000 pound "lift". I won't even make those stupid Ric Flair-ish "woooo" noises while I do it either.


#6

Haters.


#7

There was an 80 year old man who completed Ironman World Championship in Kona, Hawaii this year.

He is the oldest man to complete an Ironman


#8

I think someone posted it on the Squat Rack Curls thread.

I didn't "get it" either when I saw it.


#9

It may have looked hokey (I didn't see it). But, keep in mind most 80 year old men who are still alive, that is, are ina nursing home sitting in a wheel chair drooling....Keep it all in perspective guys...


#10

Sure, but shouldn't they have had him pressing 600 pounds and actually have range of motion? That would've been more impressive...


#11

I think it's impressive. Dude's 80. What would have been more impressive though would've been actually lifting 700 lbs or 640 lbs while we're at it.


#12

See, now something like that I have a lot of respect for. Granted this guy budged 740 lbs... I would have had alot more respect had he actually pressed 400 with a range of motion.