Seeing people lift big weights can be an addiction in itself. If you’re a beginner and need some inspiration before your workouts, nothing can be more motivating than watching people lift heavy weights. It’s not just limited to this, watching people do crazy things in the gym can be a great pass time for when you’re on the subway, waiting for someone or sitting on the throne.
These videos will make you believe it’s okay if you fail while trying to push the boundaries of what you can achieve. Let these videos be your motivation for the next time you walk into the gym to lift heavy weights.
1. Eddie Hall Bench Pressing Two Men
It’s your chest day but the incline bench press is taken? No worries. Just grab a couple of guys and do some human presses. The only challenge would be to find guys of the same weight. If you’re going to do this, do ask the guys for permission. Don’t hulk out and drag the guys by their bellies.
2. Blane Sumner Squats 1102lbs
There’s some honor and pride that goes with being called the strongest man on the planet. This is the reason so many people go after lifting such heavy weights. The shaking of the barbell is proof of how hard squatting 1102lbs is.
3. Bradley Martyn Lifts a 375lbs Dumbbell
Let us repeat this for you. Bradley Martyn lifted a 375lb dumbbell. Doing 375lbs deadlifts is good but doing one arm back rows with a 375lb dumbbell is a whole new ball game. This is a great display of strength by him.
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4. John Cena Squats 611 Pounds
This guy keeps setting the bar higher. If you thought John Cena is just a blown up wrestler, think again. Here he is squatting 611lbs without a spotter. This surely says something about his self-confidence. Something we would not recommend doing.
5. A 17-Year-Old Kid Bench Presses 282 Pounds
If you can take one thing of this video, let it be the focus this kid had before going into the set. Although we’re not sure what he said but he sounded very aggressive. Next time you go in for a PR on the bench press, make sure you have this attitude.
6. Eddie Hall Almost Dies Deadlifting 1102 Pounds
Eddie Hall makes it to the list again. The blacking out of such a big man should be proof enough of how hard deadlifting 1102lbs is. This is the kind of weight you usually see superheroes lifting in comic books.
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7. An Old Man Kicks Ass
Moral of this video? Don’t mess with someone you don’t know about. This apparent old man completely killed it at Muscle Beach. The next time you challenge an old man for a lift, make sure you pull his hair first to make sure they’re real.
8. Strong Men Dominating The Cyr Dumbbell
9. Thor Makes a Guineess World Record
For a long time, lifting weights overhead has been a symbol of strength and power. This year these strongmen took it to a whole new level. A few of these modern-era Hercules even did multiple reps with this weight.
10. Some of The Worlds Strongest Men Showcase Their Strength at The Rio Olympics
Talk of the strongest moments of 2016 and forget the Rio Olympics? Can never happen. Athletes at the Rio Olympics moved some serious weights in an attempt to win a gold medal for their countries. Medal or no medal, these guys made their countrymen proud.
11. The Craziest Strong Fitness Compilation of The Year
Disclaimer: Don’t try this stuff at your own gyms. Only attempt them if you’re sure of your ability or under expert supervision.