Last week, a 91-year-old man set a world record by bench pressing 187.2 pounds.
Sy Perlis of Surprise, Arizona broke the World Association of Benchers and Deadlifters record in the 90-and-over age division. This feat is amazing for two reasons; 1. no one over 90 has ever bench pressed that much and 2. most of us can’t even lift 100 pounds let alone 187.2 pounds!
Crazy thing is Perlis has only been lifting weights since he was 60, he entered his first lifting competition just five years ago.
Here’s his reaction: