How does this 52-year-old man from Wuhan stay so fit and strong? The secret is in his daily workout routine which involves balancing 74 kg of stone on his head while riding his bike a good 10 km.
Zhang Xunmu says that he has followed this workout regime every day for the past 13 years. After hearing reports of the man, a reporter from the Wuhan Evening News paid a visit to the area around Jiangxia Stadium and witnessed Zhang riding his bike while a 34-kg millstone was balanced atop his head, along with several other blocks weighing 25 kg and 15 kg.
He revealed to the reporter that his workout routine started back in 2002 and grew naturally out of finding a millstone abandoned by the roadside some eight years before. He began trying to balance the enormous rock on his head and found that he quite enjoyed the challenge.
“At first, I just wanted to ride with these stones balanced on my head, but then I became obsessed with this way of working out,” Zhang said. He added that the stones never fall off.
We sincerely hope that this will soon became the latest fitness craze in the mainland, though it is important to note that Zhang says he has developed a bald patch because of the rocks.
Try combining Zhang’s method with that of a 55-year-old Sichuan man who walks 200 meters every day wearing a pair of 70-kg stone shoes for the best results.
[Images via Tencent]