Aging Gracefully: Watch This 91-Year-Old Lift Nearly 300 Lbs.


Svend Steensgaard

Courtesy Charlie Tyrrestrup

updated 02/18/2014 at 01:00 PM EST

originally published 02/18/2014 03:30PM

We hope to be able to lift ourselves at 91. But at that ripe age, Svend Steensgaard is doing something much more impressive: Lifting the equivalent of two or three of himself.

In the above video, Steensgaard deadlifts 130 kilograms (that's over 286 lbs.) during the Danish National powerlifting competition, just ahead of the 2014 Masters Weightlifting competition. (The only part of this maneuver we could handle is Steensgaard's exhausted collapse at the end.)

Steensgaard is said to be the oldest powerlifter in the International Powerlifting Federation.

Hugh Jackman, you're looking at your future.

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