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Cirque du Soleil

I just saw their show “Mystere” at Vegas. It was badass! Does anyone know how these strongmen train? They’re huge, ripped, coordinated, and can perform some of the most incredible feats of strength.

I’ve seen two of Cirque’s shows here in Portland: one in '97 and one (Saltimbanco), last year. I would like to see Dralion this June - but can’t so sad. Anywhoos, both of those shows had strongmen. Go to: www.cirquedusoleil.com - for info on them. However I was able to see a couple of documentaries on them and from what I saw, these guys weight train to stay in shape, but alot of what they have, physique-wise has been mainly from the training they do that is specific to their act. And yes, they are pretty damn amazing.