Superfit at 74—Sri Chinmoy’s 203 Lb Pioneering Wrist Curls

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Sri Chinmoy breaks his own record by curling a colossal 203 lb. dumbbell...

203lb dumbell lift in the lifted postion.

Just one week after curling more than any one else in the world, world fitness champion and international harmony leader Sri Chinmoy (“SHREE CHIN-MOY”), now 74 years old, broke his own record by curling a colossal 203 lb. dumbbell ten times with his right wrist and then ten times with his left wrist. Concentrated in this mega-dumbbell is a weight which is 23 pounds over Sri Chinmoy’s own bodyweight. This is the New Yorker’s top weight with this lift.

203lb dumbell lift in the lifted postion.

Sri Chinmoy states:

 “You may wonder why I do such stupid things at the ripe old age of 74! My Inner Pilot, God, is my Inspiration. He is my Aspiration. He is my Protector. I give Him all the credit.”

Asked about his message to others, Sri Chinmoy says,

“Never give up! Never give up! Physical fitness is of paramount importance. There is no age limit when we live in the heart and when we try to be of prayerful and soulful service to God in the heart of humanity.”

The dumbbell is so heavy that it takes two adult assistants just to place the weight on a cradle which is then lowered near Sri Chinmoy’s quadriceps. After the cradle is completely separated and far out of the way, he curls the entire weight with only his wrist muscles. Because the weight is so heavy, Sri Chinmoy feels that he is taking a great risk with the 200 pound dumbbell. In the future, he will practise on a regular basis with 170 lbs.

Jim Smith, long-time Registrar of the British Amateur Weight Lifters Association and an expert on lifting heavy weights exclaimed:

 “I am certain that nobody else in the world can do a wrist curl with a 200 pound dumbbell—no matter how old they are or how much they weigh! The strongest men in the world are seeing that a septuagenarian is curing with one arm much more than twice the weight that the world’s best bodybuilders and weightlifters can curl with two arms.”

203lb dumbell lift in the down postion.

Five-time Mr. Universe Bill Pearl and holder of the “Best Built Man of the 20th Century” title stated:

“In my more than 60 years in the fitness and bodybuilding field I have never heard of anyone in the world able to curl this huge amount of weight! This is a miracle to me!”

Sri Chinmoy is also known and highly respected internationally for his many activities to foster world harmony, including the World Harmony Run and global humanitarian service.

203lb dumbell lift in the lifted postion.

Bodybuilding’s top magazine, Muscle and Fitness, awarded Sri Chinmoy the second greatest feat of strength for any human being in the past year—lifting 200,873 pounds of weight in one evening at a New York event.

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