Instagram is full to the brim with pics of shirtless dudes and girls in yoga pants these days. Fitness is in, more so than ever before — but what about strength? Looking great is one thing, but being able to move some heavy ass weight is whole ‘nother story.
In celebration of the spectacular capacity of the human body, here’s a list of nine ridiculously strong Asian lifters, both male and female, from across the domains of strength sports — powerlifting, Olympic weightlifting and Crossfit.
A video of foreigners trying to do the “Asian squat” and failing epically has gone viral on social media.
The video, posted on YouTube channel Xinshidandan, shows two French vloggers challenging people on the streets of Montpellier in southern France to squat from standing position without the aid of their hands.
For many in Asia, doing the “number two” involves sitting in a position the Western world is not quite used to.
While sitting on toilets have become quite common in Asian households these days, the squatting is still the preferred way of defecating in many homes and public toilets in the region.