Seniors who strength train: From struggling with a bag of groceries to deadlifting 50kg

Mr Victor Chan (left), 70, and Madam Samantha Thio, 67. ST PHOTOS: ARIFFIN JAMAR, GAVIN FOO
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SINGAPORE – Madam Samantha Thio used to struggle to carry a bag of groceries, but now she can deadlift 50kg. 

In the past 20 years, the 67-year-old retiree has undergone multiple surgical operations, from inserting four stents into her heart to a cervical spine operation to repairing a broken meniscus in her left knee and a cracked right kneecap. 

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