A Cuban bodybuilder claims that he gets stronger by hitting himself with a hammer 1,000 times a day.
Lino Tomasén Camacho has become an online sensation after videos of him beating himself up went viral, earning him over 106,000 Facebook followers who can now watch countless videos of him showing off his unusual daily routine.
A clip shows Camacho – known as “The Cuban Ironman” – pretending to take on a boxer in a town square before taking off his boxing gloves and hitting his hand with his hammer.
The video also shows Camacho cracking open a coconut with his elbow and performing push-ups on his wrists while a friend sits on top of him.
Another clip shows Camacho beating his hands with his mallet in time as salsa music is performed by nearby musicians.
Camacho said he’s been hammering his hands with his Thor-like hammer every day since he was 15, a habit he says he inherited from his father, known in Cuba as “The Magic Man.”
After his online fame, Camacho started receiving invitations to perform at festivals and concerts all over Cuba.
Last week he announced that he would perform at the Rodeo Parque Lenin in the Cuban capital Havana.
Lino Tomasén Camacho has become an online sensation after videos of him hitting himself went viral, earning him more than 106,000 Facebook followers
Followers can now watch numerous videos where he shows off his unusual daily routine
Camacho said he’s been hammering his hands with his Thor-like hammer every day since he was 15
He wrote on social media, “I never thought they would invite me to open one of the most glorious and established concerts in Cuba.”
Fans responded to his post showering him with praise and admiration.
“Always working brother, thousands of blessings,” one said.
Other comments included:
“Congratulations champion, you show them.”
“The hardest iron man.”
“Effort is the key to success. Always be so humble, my friend, that’s why God bless you.’
However, one commenter said Camacho “has a high level of stupidity,” and another warned of potential future medical problems: “You have serious arthritis, my friend.” Leave that, you can do better things without hurting yourself.’