OAPs Swings 140lb Hula Hoop As Part Of Exercise Routine

Story ByJohn FengSub EditorJoseph GolderAgencyAsia Wire Report

Video Credit: AsiaWire / Zhang Hesheng

This footage – seen five million times in two days – shows a worker’s hula-hooping a giant metal ring weighing over 140 pounds as part of his daily exercise routine.

Zhang Hesheng, 57, has been performing the unusual workout for several years and even shares videos of himself to Chinese live-streaming application Kuaishou – known in English-speaking markets as Kwai.

The native of Anhui Province in East China now lives and works in the city of Chaozhou in the southern province of Guangdong.

Picture Credit: AsiaWire / Zhang Hesheng

Mr Zhang can be seen in the mornings and evenings hula-hooping the large rings, which he made himself out of discarded metal pipes.

The hoops vary in size and weight, and he is even seen using two at the same time while walking on a parapet.

Mr Zhang said: “The biggest hoop I use is 5 metres (16 feet) in diameter. It’s made out of metal pipes.

“The heaviest one I have is 65 kilogrammes (143 lbs). I have many!”

Mr Zhang is so experienced with the metal hoops, he is able to swing them not only around his waist, but also around his neck.

He said: “It hurts when I start again after a long break. If I do it every day, then it’s fine.”

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