Construction work can be a workout in and of itself many times. The hours are long, the tools and materials are heavy, but that’s not stopping a young worker in central China from adding some additional exercises to his daily routine.
23-year-old Shi Shenwei is a bricklayer in Quanzhou, China and has been since the age of 16. Currently working on building a Buddhist temple in Huangshan village, near Quanzhou, the bricklayer has reached internet fame after posting videos of his jobsite workout routine. Using the scaffolding that weaves throughout the interior of the building shell, Shenwei has taught himself a series of moves that are seen at Olympics high bar gymnastic events.
Obviously, scaffolds are not a playground, nor should they be treated as such, so the small town China project is an extremely rare jobsite to allow this type of workout to happen. It’s also probably safe to say that he’s the only person doing this. Shenwei’s work only pays him the equivalent of $297 dollars per month (2000 Yuan), so he is determined to make a more lucrative life for himself. Since his videos have gone viral on Kuaishoi, a Chinese equivalent of Youtube, he’s gained over a million followers and has been asked to perform on some Chinese talent shows, according to The Daily Mail.
The video of Shenwei below was uploaded to Youtube by News From World
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