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SteveHIT

Insane feats of strength

http://www.youtube.com/...h?v=UNw_6DnFJ90
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ksvercek

Florida, USA

And all without any substantial leg development.
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southbeach

The way he can move so effortlessly thru space is the strength and agility that I train for everyday.
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Joshua Trentine

Ohio, USA

stevehit wrote:
Insane feats of strength

http://www.youtube.com/...6DnFJ90




WOW!!!!!!!!!!

now that is strong, as impressive as anything ive ever seen
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Crotalus

Yeah, saw this awhile ago. The guy's incredibly strong.

Seeing a gymnast lower or pull into a Planche always blows me a way but then he does pushups in the position ... then he kicks it up further when his grip is on the vertical bars !!!

In your opinion, what percent of his ability and strength to do stuff this is genetic and how much from training ?

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Waynes

Switzerland

Hi there,

Think they been posted before, and not really made my mind up yet, as there are few iffy things in the video. First, I notice his leg are staying up in a bit of a funny way. Will have to look a few more times, as I do not believe most things on face value, I like to poke and poke more, just to see if its real or a con.

I could do the Bruce Lee lift, where you lay on your back, grasp a solid upright post or posts, pull yourself right up in the air, as your feet are pointing to the sky, and then let yourself down, but only your shoulder blades are touching the ground, and the reason of your body is in the shape of an arc.

I could do this one handed also, and throw myself back down, but still could easy stop myself and stay there for quite some time.

Wayne
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Hitit

ksvercek wrote:
And all without any substantial leg development.


Yeah with legs like Tweety Bird and arms like Popeye, we all should be able to do that. His upper body is easy to compensate for his lack of weight from the waist down.

Cool stuff and I'm not say he is not strong, but the upper/lower weight ratio is a BIG part of it.

I know, I used to do some shit like this and can still, but not to the extent he does. I think his training for these particular movements allows for it.

Maybe since SB says he "trains" like this, he can show us how it's done...

;) LMAO
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therealto

Are u serious Wayne? Yes it's real. Just give the guy some props, and move on. There are people in this world that are stronger than you, and can do movements that you can't do. Let it go tough guy.

The movements that guy does are unreal. Pretty solid form throughout each movement as well. Very very impressive.
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southbeach

therealto wrote:
Are u serious Wayne? Yes it's real. Just give the guy some props, and move on. There are people in this world that are stronger than you, and can do movements that you can't do. Let it go tough guy.

The movements that guy does are unreal. Pretty solid form throughout each movement as well. Very very impressive.



I agree with your sage comments..

If you had to choose your focus.. the ability to manipulate YOURSELF thru space/time or

the ability to manipulate objects?

Of course the choice here is not simply "either/or"..

He is also extraordinarily strong at objects too. But what of the "lumbering" strongmen.. are they agile? i think not :/
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physcult

southbeach wrote:

He is also extraordinarily strong at objects too. But what of the "lumbering" strongmen.. are they agile? i think not :/


Really? He doesnt look like he would be lifting decent weights in the squat and deadlift.

Strongmen dont need to be particularly agile - its all about total or absolute strength. He is displaying incredible relative strength - put him in a strong man competition and watch him get laughed out of it (and vice versa of course for a strongman performing gymnastics LOL)
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southbeach

physcult wrote:
southbeach wrote:

He is also extraordinarily strong at objects too. But what of the "lumbering" strongmen.. are they agile? i think not :/

Really? He doesnt look like he would be lifting decent weights in the squat and deadlift.

Strongmen dont need to be particularly agile - its all about total or absolute strength. He is displaying incredible relative strength - put him in a strong man competition and watch him get laughed out of it (and vice versa of course for a strongman performing gymnastics LOL)


By "extraordinarily" strong I mean extra ORDINARY strength. Not the extreme strength of prof powerlifter
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natemason5

Ontario, CAN

physcult wrote:

Really? He doesnt look like he would be lifting decent weights in the squat and deadlift.

Strongmen dont need to be particularly agile - its all about total or absolute strength. He is displaying incredible relative strength - put him in a strong man competition and watch him get laughed out of it (and vice versa of course for a strongman performing gymnastics LOL)


What does it matter what he looks like? He may be able to deadlift 400 pounds for all we know! We've all (I think) seen guys who don't look that strong, but are...and guys who look really strong, but aren't! We all hold muscle differently. Not all of us have the ability to grow big muscles(all over), but we all have the ability to get really strong....no?

Nate
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SteveHIT

natemason5 wrote:
What does it matter what he looks like? He may be able to deadlift 400 pounds for all we know! We've all (I think) seen guys who don't look that strong, but are...and guys who look really strong, but aren't! We all hold muscle differently. Not all of us have the ability to grow big muscles(all over), but we all have the ability to get really strong....no?

Nate


He might be able to deadlift 400lbs, but some strongmen nowdays could press that above their heads. Most worlds strongest man competitors weigh 300lbs+ (some close to 400lbs)
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SteveHIT

physcult wrote:
put him in a strong man competition and watch him get laughed out of it (and vice versa of course for a strongman performing gymnastics LOL)


I agree, they are both strong in their own ways, what he is doing is In line with gymnastics more than strongman or bodybuilding.

Eugene Sandow did gymnastics and acrobatics, and I believe Arthur Jones did Gymnastics as well, their is some crossover. Gymnastics is more upper body, but brute strength involves much more lower body.

I think some strongmen can be very agile (not like the guy in the video , but how many are that agile), I think its more of a stereotype that they arent, Even huge guys like Zydrunas Savickas can be quite quick and agile.

I personally would rather watch a strongman contest than gymnastics. But I still appreciated this type of thing. (enough to post it)
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Mr. Strong

Good video.




Do you think he does lots of wrist curls for his forearms, Pull ups don't work the forearms after all?
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Al Coleman

Ohio, USA

This guy is strong. What a bunch of horseshit from those of you who say he has no legs. Did anyone actually see his thighs? No- you witnessed his calf development, which is an unfair assessment considering that African/African-Americans tend to have a rough time in this department due to short muscle bellies there. This is a FACT! Why are you guys faulting him for his genetic make up?
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SteveHIT

Al Coleman wrote:
This guy is strong. What a bunch of horseshit from those of you who say he has no legs. Did anyone actually see his thighs? No- you witnessed his calf development, which is an unfair assessment considering that African/African-Americans tend to have a rough time in this department due to short muscle bellies there. This is a FACT! Why are you guys faulting him for his genetic make up?


I thought that as well, I think Arthur Jones said this about calfs and that sergio was an exception. The guy might have good quads.
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physcult

natemason5 wrote:
physcult wrote:

Really? He doesnt look like he would be lifting decent weights in the squat and deadlift.

Strongmen dont need to be particularly agile - its all about total or absolute strength. He is displaying incredible relative strength - put him in a strong man competition and watch him get laughed out of it (and vice versa of course for a strongman performing gymnastics LOL)

What does it matter what he looks like? He may be able to deadlift 400 pounds for all we know!

Nate


Maybe, but 400 lbs isnt strong. If someone is making a comparison to a strongman he is not strong. It has nothing to do with his thigh or calf strength either, his glutes suggest to me he would not be strong.

As many HIT people refuse to catergorise types of strength it makes it difficult to describe what is strong. This guy has fantastic relative strength - in strongman terms he will not be strong. My friend did a standing press in my gym with 600lbs - that is strong. This free-jumper could be strong compared to an average person - but not compared to a strongman competitor.
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physcult

stevehit wrote:
Al Coleman wrote:
This guy is strong. What a bunch of horseshit from those of you who say he has no legs. Did anyone actually see his thighs? No- you witnessed his calf development, which is an unfair assessment considering that African/African-Americans tend to have a rough time in this department due to short muscle bellies there. This is a FACT! Why are you guys faulting him for his genetic make up?

I thought that as well, I think Arthur Jones said this about calfs and that sergio was an exception. The guy might have good quads.


maybe, especially in a bodybuilder tapered flare to small knee sense, but he doesnt have the glute development of someone who squats or deadlifts
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Joshua Trentine

Ohio, USA

Al Coleman wrote:
This guy is strong. What a bunch of horseshit from those of you who say he has no legs. Did anyone actually see his thighs? No- you witnessed his calf development, which is an unfair assessment considering that African/African-Americans tend to have a rough time in this department due to short muscle bellies there. This is a FACT! Why are you guys faulting him for his genetic make up?




that guy is a beast
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BohicaBob

This dude is impressive.

But how about a somewhat "normal looking" guy who can walk up to a large Army truck and tighten that truck's lug nuts with one of his hands; tear three pre-1965 US quarters into six pieces together at once, straighten out a railroad spike that was bent by a weightlifter after a strongman show, etc.

Incidentally, I had to wrestle his younger brother in high school ...
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SteveHIT

physcult wrote:
My friend did a standing press in my gym with 600lbs - that is strong.


Is the world record not 535lbs?
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Mr. Strong

physcult wrote:
natemason5 wrote:
physcult wrote:

Really? He doesnt look like he would be lifting decent weights in the squat and deadlift.

Strongmen dont need to be particularly agile - its all about total or absolute strength. He is displaying incredible relative strength - put him in a strong man competition and watch him get laughed out of it (and vice versa of course for a strongman performing gymnastics LOL)

What does it matter what he looks like? He may be able to deadlift 400 pounds for all we know!

Nate

Maybe, but 400 lbs isnt strong. If someone is making a comparison to a strongman he is not strong. It has nothing to do with his thigh or calf strength either, his glutes suggest to me he would not be strong.

As many HIT people refuse to catergorise types of strength it makes it difficult to describe what is strong. This guy has fantastic relative strength - in strongman terms he will not be strong. My friend did a standing press in my gym with 600lbs - that is strong. This free-jumper could be strong compared to an average person - but not compared to a strongman competitor.



The purpose of skeletal muscle is to move the body through space? Agreed? Then who could be considered stronger, the person who moves through space with minimal effort, or the person who gets winded walking up a slight slope? Do we ignore the heart and lungs when talking about strength?
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Mr. Strong

stevehit wrote:
physcult wrote:
put him in a strong man competition and watch him get laughed out of it (and vice versa of course for a strongman performing gymnastics LOL)

I agree, they are both strong in their own ways, what he is doing is In line with gymnastics more than strongman or bodybuilding.

Eugene Sandow did gymnastics and acrobatics, and I believe Arthur Jones did Gymnastics as well, their is some crossover. Gymnastics is more upper body, but brute strength involves much more lower body.

I think some strongmen can be very agile (not like the guy in the video , but how many are that agile), I think its more of a stereotype that they arent, Even huge guys like Zydrunas Savickas can be quite quick and agile.

I personally would rather watch a strongman contest than gymnastics. But I still appreciated this type of thing. (enough to post it)



The problem I have with strongman competitions is that there is no way what they are doing is at all beneficial, it is essentially a group of men destroying their body. Whereas gymnastics like the guy in the video was doing can be hugely beneficial.

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SteveHIT

Mr. Strong wrote:
The problem I have with strongman competitions is that there is no way what they are doing is at all beneficial, it is essentially a group of men destroying their body. Whereas gymnastics like the guy in the video was doing can be hugely beneficial.



Fair enough, would you rather watch gymnastics? When people are lifting awkward objects, running with weight and trying to lift maximum weight that they cannot lift with good form, injurys will occur, but they know the risks.
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