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Dec 14, 2014

How an Indian village pumps out muscular men

Asola-Fatehpur Beri, India (CNN) -- The village of Asola-Fatehpur Beri is the strongest in India.
For generations, men have held two-hour workouts every morning and evening in this countryside community on the southern rim of Delhi.
From pre-teens to men nearing 50, bodybuilders sweat it out at one of the most popular training spots, Akhada, which is a Hindi word that means wrestling arena.
This is where brawny men wrestle in mud, climb ropes and perform a few hundred sit-ups and push-ups, balancing their hands on bricks.
They carry each other on their shoulders -- all part of the traditional Indian way of working out. One lifts a 350 kilogram (771 pound) motorcycle up to his chest.

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