An elderly man in central China’s Henan Province has become an idol to many fitness enthusiasts for his energetic workout routines.
Zhang Zhuofu, a 79-year-old fitness fanatic in the city of Xuchang in Henan Province, can perform two-finger push-ups, lifting his body weight using only his thumbs and index fingers, and can complete between 40 to 50 push-ups in one go.
Zhang’s other amazing stunts include contortion exercises which show off his extreme physical flexibility, while another of his tricks includes holding his body parallel to the ground while grabbing onto a tree trunk.
“I’ve never seen it before. It’s astounding. He is 79 years old. I would never have believed it if I had not seen it with my own eyes,” said one impressed resident.
Zhang has performed his workout ritual for nearly 20 years, but says it took him six or seven years to master some of the more difficult stunts.
He said he had never fallen ill over the past two decades, and has dedicated his life to staying healthy.
“The most important thing for a person is not money but health and life. So we must keep fit,” said Zhang.
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