Islamabad: A man who tips the scales at a whopping 68½ stone (960 lbs) is claiming to be the world’s strongest man.
Gentle giant Arbab Khizer Hayat has already been named Pakistan’s hulk man. A thrilling video shows the big man stopping a tractor and cars with his bare hands. 25-year-old Hayat says he wants to become a weightlifting champion. ‘My aim to become the champion. I am thankful to God for giving me this body. It is a matter of time before I get into the world weightlifting arena,’ said Hayat.
Hayat’s daily diet is as fascinating as his massive build. He consumes an incredible 10,000 calories a day – a diet that includes 36 eggs for breakfast, 7lb of meat, five litres of milk and much more.
Standing at 6ft 3in tall, Hayat adds that he faces no health issues because of his phenomenal weight.
‘I don’t have any medical conditions nor do I feel uncomfortable with my weight. But I have to keep at it if I want to become a world champion strong man,’ he said.
Hayat, who lives in the city of Mardan in Pakistan, started gaining weight in his teens.
‘I started gaining weight in my teens but I realised that I wanted to get into weightlifting and strongman championships. So I continued to put on weight,’ said Hayat.
Hayat claims that he lifted a weight of more than 10,000 lbs during a Japanese championship.
He said: ‘My immediate goal is to enter World Wresting Entertainment (WWE) competitions. I am looking to meet weight targets and I am consulting doctors to keep nutrition going.’
In his neighbourhood though, Hayat is already a star. He has been recognised as the world’s strongest man across Pakistan.
Hundreds of locals turn up at Hayat’s home every day so that they can click selfies with the gentle giant.
‘I get a lot of love and admiration from the people here. But I dont want to stop here. I want to become a world star,’ he says.
‘There isn’t much scope to do strongman or weightlifting events in Pakistan.. But I hope that changes soon.’