This Dude’s Barbell Backflips Will Blow Your Mind

So you thought your deadlift was impressive, huh?


“Do you ever feel like a plastic bag? Drifting through the wind, wanting to start again?” – Katy Perry, 2010.

Chances are if you’re a barbell that’s ever been lifted by Eirik Thingstad Lundstein, you do feel exactly like the plastic bag Miss Perry so eloquently spoke about in 2010 smash hit “Firework.”

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For Lundstein is a Norwegian weightlifter/gymnast/magician, you see, and he makes things happen with barbells that those of us confined by the laws of gravity could only dream of.

And let’s be honest: lifting weights can be very, very boring at times. That’s why Lundstein insists on spicing up his routines with a good ol’ sprinkle of super gymnastics:

“I always like to challenge myself, but at the time I didn’t really have any good ideas. It seemed like a stupid idea. But I then thought: How can I make this possible without getting some serious injuries?

I would not recommend it for muscle gain, but it was really interesting playing around with weights, because they change your center of gravity and momentum.”

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Check out exactly the weight heroics we speak of on the next page.

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