Persian Hercules Looks Like He Could Tear the World in Two

Meet Sajad Gharibi, a 24-year-old weightlifter from Iran who has stunned the internet with his impressive physique. Weighing a whopping 345 pounds – most of it sheer muscle – Gharibi is said to be able to lift up to 386 pounds. He certainly looks like a guy you never, ever want to get on the bad side of.

Lucky for us, those who know this mountain of a man say that, despite his grizzly appearance, he is actually a gentle giant with a very big heart. They mean that both literally and metaphorically, I presume.┬áThat’s reassuring as he is probably the closest we’ll ever get to seeing a real life The Hulk, and we don’t want him sharing both his looks and short temper.


Gharibi has recently become a social media sensation, with his Instagram account currently numbering over 67,000 followers, most of which can’t help express their amazement regarding his impressive build. The many flattering nicknames they have given him include “The Persian Hercules” and “Iranian Hulk”. They certainly fit the bill, especially when looking of photos of Sajad holding tiny objects like a can of soda, which look even smaller next to his enormous body.


Not much else is known about Sajad Gharibi, except that he obviously loves to work out and that he has represented his country in both powerlifting and bodybuilding competitions. He doesn’t really have the toned body of a bodybuilder, to be honest, but in terms of strength, he looks like he could take on a bear with his bare hands.


Well, the next time you have trouble opening a jar, you know who to call.





Photos: Sajad Gharibi/Instagram

via Business Insider