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Asola-Fatehpur Beri, India's Village Of Strongmen

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Asola-Fatehpur Beri is on the southern outskirts of Delhi, and also provides the city with many of its nightclub bouncers. Every day, the men in this village participate in demanding workouts that last for two hours or more. The exercises are largely traditional, consisting of wrestling matches, bodyweight drills, and weightlifting—sometimes with tractors and motorcycles used as weights.

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  1. The boys of Asola-Fatehpur Beri take up wrestling at a young age. 00:41

  2. Workouts in Asola-Fatehpur Beri might include lifting tractors and motorcycles. 00:58

  3. Most of the men in Asola-Fatehpur Beri are vegetarian, and eat a strict, milk-heavy diet to promote muscle growth. 01:08

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