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Seniors not getting older, just tougher
By Matt Stone

March 18, 2006

Who says age matters these days?

With Jack LaLanne in his 90’s and in better shape than most 20-year-olds, the concept of getting weaker with age is never more obsolete.

This was exemplified at the Tempe YMCA as 12 contestants with ages ranging from 65 to the 80’s competed in power lifting.

The event drew a crowd of close to 100 to watch the competitors battle each other and themselves.

The highlight of the occasion was Joe DeAugusta’s squats of 450 pounds.

As the crowd fed off the lifters’ energy, it again proved that just because you’re getting older, doesn’t mean you have to get weaker.








Photos by David Stone


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