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Originally posted by SamRi890
I believe its because things are only as heavy as you make them.
In theory, you could lift 300+ lbs. with your pinky finger, and not break a sweat, if you truly believe its possible.
Originally posted by breezo
I watched a TV Show covering this topic not so long ago.
Basically they had a doctor trying to roll a 2 tonne car on it's side and he was unable to do this. He was then hypnotised and told that his best friend was trapped under the car and would die unless he could flip the car, he then managed to flip the car easily.
The reason for this is that all of our muscles have the potential for explosive power but we have nerve ending inhibitors preventing us from using our muscles to their maximum potential thus reducing the risk of torn muscles, tendons, ligaments and broken bones.
Once we are put in a life and death situation this all changes. The brain switches of the inhibitor fuction and can make a 7st woman lift a 2 tonne car to save her child, just as hypnosis tricked the doctor on the TV show into thinking his best friend was trapped under the car.