Sunday, March 16, 2008

Superhuman: Strongman: Natural Power

Seven-time World Record Champions, Craig and Paul Pumphrey, return to the scene of their greatest triumphs: the ISKA World Breaking Championships. Meanwhile, the current World's Strongest Man, Phil Pfister, sets out to defend his title and establish new world records. But human strength and power also manifests in ordinary people in extraordinary circumstances, like a mother who lifted a car off her injured child. Examine the physics and physiology of the most dangerous, yet surprising Strongman feat of all time. It's not shattering steel or stone, not braving fire or ice, but having to inflate a hot water bottle with nothing but lung power. As the bottle expands, the pressure on the lungs is so great it could literally bend steel. While attempting this feat, legendary strongman Franco Columbo's right lung burst entirely and his left lung haemorrhaged so severely he was given the last rites in hospital. That's the thing about natural manpower - just when you think the upper limit has been reached, someone new steps up to the fore and re-defines what many believe to be ""humanly possible. The ultimate question is: is there a limit at all to the human capability?



gregory said...

hey man , nice work , I saw some other documentary , called '' Superhuman - faking it '' it was about the working of steroids ... do you think you could put that one online too , thanks

amasmid said...

this really seems like a great documentary.Do you know where I can download its subtitle?

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