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So You Think You're Strong? Bet You Can't Do This!

By Scott Cochran

In a recent episode of the Guinness World Records Italian Show former World’s Strongest Man competitor, Franz “Austrian Rock” Muellner from Austria took on the challenge of setting a new record for the Longest duration restraining four motorcycles. Watch as motorcycles are attached to each of Franz's hands and feet, each driven by professional riders who have to ensure that the power of each motorbike exceeds 500 Newtons of force.

The riders include Italian road racer Fabrizio Pirovano, European Superstock champion Lorenzo Alfonsi, plus former Grand Prix motorcycle road racers Alessandro Gramigni and Paolo Casoli. Franz has to restrain the bikes for a minimum of 10 seconds to achieve the record, but the strongman manages a grueling 24 seconds.

At one point Franz’s right leg alone manages to restrain a whopping 175 kilos or 386 lbs.

The “Austrian Rock” also holds the Guinness World Records title for the Heaviest weight supported on the shoulders. He supported an average of 560 kg (1,234 lb) on his shoulders for 30 seconds while a helicopter landed on a frame which he was partly lifting.

The record was achieved on the set of El Show Olímpico, in Mexico City, Mexico, back in 2008. Make sure you don’t miss an episode of the Italian Show by subscribing to the Guinness World Records YouTube channel.

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