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91-Year-Old Weight Lifting Champ

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Sun City Grand, AZ -

He's 91 and a weight-lifting champ.

Sy Perlis from Sun City Grand, Arizona is setting the pace with a recent world record in his age category.

He lifted 187 pounds on the bench press in June, and that's after sitting out last year because he had hernia surgery and got a pacemaker.

Perlis is one of three active weight-lifters worldwide in his age group and says he gets stronger every year.

"You gotta remember, there aren't too many 91 year old people doing this if they did it they might be able to look a little better."

His trainer, Reid Solar, agrees.

"To be 91 years old and continue to make gains it's incredible."

Perlis says he trains 5 days a week and plays golf the other 2 days.

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