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January 31, 2009

Human Weight Machine — Takes 'up with people' to the next level

Long story short: Richard Hilton's Gymbox, a fitness club in London's financial district, last week replaced metal plates with human weights: "people of various masses waiting to be lifting by exercisers," noted an item in this week's Sports Illustrated.

"The liftees, who wear black leotards marked with their weights, range from a 66-pound female dwarf to a 342-pound man. 'A lot of our members felt that lifting metal weights was boring and not especially motivating,'" said Hilton, whose human weights shout encouragement to  lifters as they pump.

In the video up top, you can meet the meat — as it were.

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