why chinese men are so buff

I have always wondered why Chinese men are so much more phyisically gifted than their Caucasian counterparts. Well, 10,000 miles away from home lies the answer. The government here has built a system of body-building public resources, available to all Chinese men. Everywhere you look, people are sculpting their figures, shaving off the last barely-recognizable grams of fat and doing whatever they can to one-up their Western counterparts.

Here is a short video that I was able to capture at a local bodybuilding park. I wouldn’t be surprised if we’ll see the filmed fellow at the next summer Olympics.

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  1. Anonymous January 3, 2006 at 2:38 pm

    Okay, okay, I’ll start an exercise regime tonight!

    I’m enjoying your posts from abroad – I really appreciate you simply telling the way you see things – it makes the country come alive for those of us stuck stateside.

    Enjoy the rest of your trip.

  2. Anonymous January 4, 2006 at 2:54 am

    Perhaps there is a conspiracy for them to take over the fat part of the world using only their bare hands and this is their prep process… well, or they just care about their citizens’ health… either way, seems like a good idea.