Chinese Martial Artist Can Breathe While Hanging by His Neck from a Tree

Chinese martial arts expert Li Liangbin probably has the strongest neck muscles in the world. They are so strong that he can actually support himself and even breathe while hanging from a noose!

The 49-year-old from Lizhuang village, China’s Shandong province, said that he’s been practicing kung fu since he was a young boy. “Although I am now a kung fu master, I’m always looking for new challenges and new ways to discipline my body,” he revealed.

“Kung fu is my life and it’s important to have a challenge. Everyone knows about kung fu masters that can chop up concrete blocks or leap off tall buildings, but surviving a hanging is something new.” So he decided to toughen his neck muscles to such an extent that he would be able to survive even after being hung from a tree.


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Li spent 10 years practicing various exercises that would help him complete the challenge. “It was a big challenge as it meant a lot of training in my neck muscles and discipline and meditation as well,’ he said. “I make a noose with a knot and throw it over a tree and then I hang myself. I can carry out some exercises while hanging there and then I can free myself.”


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Even though Li is able to survive hanging with ease, he warns that it’s a stunt no one should try at home.


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