Ted Lindberg has been lifting for 75 years, since he was just 12
years old. He remembers how back in the early days gyms didn’t
even have benches, and gym-goers had to lie on the floor or on
homemade, wood planks to lift. After retiring from working
construction, Lindberg began hitting the gym regularly to get out
of the house and stay active. This was how Lindberg discovered the
sport of powerlifting.
“I like a challenge and it’s something athletic I can do,”
Fox9 News in his hometown of Eden Prairie, Minnesota.
Lindberg set a record for his age group by bench-pressing 214
pounds in Chicago, which he broke this past year by lifting a
whopping 220 pounds at the 2018 World Powerlifting Championships in
Las Vegas. “I feel pretty good about it, but you gotta remember at
87 years old, I don’t have a whole lot of competition,” said
Now, Lindberg isn’t satisfied with these two records and has a
new goal: to bench 300 pounds by the end of the year. He says he
intends to break another world record when he turns 90 and that he
wants to keep lifting for the next 10 years. Lindberg is showing
all of us young folk that age is just a number. Just because
you’re getting up there in age doesn’t mean you have to stop
getting up there in gains.
Source: FS – All – Fitness – News
This 87-Year-Old Powerlifter Keeps Breaking World Records