Last week, 91-year-old Sy Perlis of Surprise, Arizona shattered a world record for his age group by bench pressing 187.2 pounds.

No one over age 90 has ever bench pressed that much weight. The previous record for a 90-year-old was 135 pounds.

Perlis did not begin lifting weights until he was 60 years old, but loved it and entered his first competition just five years ago.

Experts said it is safe for someone as old as Perlis to be lifting weights so long as they are healthy and approved by their doctors.

Read more: AZ Central