Video Of The Week - Syrian Strongman Pulls Train With Muscle Power

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On Friday October 21st, hundreds of people gathered at the Kadam Train station in Damascusto witness fellow Syrian, Adnan Ismail al-Awad, pull off an incredible stunt - Move an 800 feet train with his own muscle power.

While the train weighed 2,500 kilograms, the strongman believes that because he was pulling up an incline, it becomes lot heavier - almost four times as much, or about 100,000 kg. While that may be a slight exaggeration, even pulling 2,500 kilograms using sheer body weight sounds incredible to us!

Resources: telegraph.co.uk

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  • 4clv10
    4clv10Tuesday, December 9, 2014 at 11:17 am
    He is really really strong to push a 800 foot train.
    • 4clv23
      4clv23Tuesday, December 9, 2014 at 11:16 am
      I think this person would use his upper body istead of his arms and legs.
      • 4c36840
        4c36840Friday, December 6, 2013 at 9:56 am
        To pull off this stunt you would probably need to use these muscles ,maybe more ... gastrocnemius ,sartorius ,biceps ,triceps , back muscles ,quadriceps , rectus abdominus ,and again ,probably more .
        • peacheslarue
          peacheslarueSaturday, December 13, 2014 at 9:34 am
          Wow! i didnt even kno almost half of thos existed!
        • 4c36041
          4c36041Friday, December 6, 2013 at 9:53 am
          It looks hard to pull a train.He is strong because he pull a train.Does hurt your shoulder because of the straps.
          • 4c36042
            4c36042Friday, December 6, 2013 at 9:46 am
            I can't belive he can pull a TRAIN!!!!About 100,000 kg!!!!
            • 4c36037
              4c36037Friday, December 6, 2013 at 9:45 am
              I think it would be amazing to have that kind of muscle power. But it would be a lot of pressure.
              • 4c36049
                4c36049Friday, December 6, 2013 at 9:44 am
                This is a really weird video but it is amazing that he can pull a train
                • 4c35779
                  4c35779Friday, December 6, 2013 at 9:42 am
                  that guy must have used all of his arm muscles and maybe his leg muscles
                  • 4c36073
                    4c36073Friday, December 6, 2013 at 9:40 am
                    It takes very strong biceps
                    • 4c36073
                      4c36073Friday, December 6, 2013 at 9:35 am
                      WOW, that would be so hard because that is putting a lot of pressure on the strong muscels that you use all day!!