Video: Man with cerebral palsy lifts weight worth 200 pounds; earns Schwarzenegger’s praise
Washington, Feb 11: Passions do make people great achievers, odds all notwithstanding. Miles Taylor is one of them. The man, who was diagnosed with cerebral palsy at a very early age and weighs only 99 pounds (44 kg), never gave up on his dreams to become a weightlifter and recently, he lifted weight worth 200 pounds (90 kg), more than double his own and the video has gone viral, Indy100 reported.
We thought his iron will is weightier than the iron weight that he lifted and it impressed even the great Arnold Schwarzenegger.
Miles later posted a photograph of his deed on Instagram in which he was seen ecstatic and embracing his coach. In his post, he also thanked his coach and others for the encouragement.
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200lb deadlift at 99lb!! More than double me bodyweight!!! HECK YEAH! A huge thank you to my coach @uncle.nic for alway being by my side and teaching how to hitch!! And thank you to my @neversate fam for always cheering me on! You guys a the greatest! #grateful #strongman #neversate #theloyalbrand #cerebralpalsy #deadlift #workout
The video was viewed over 4.57 lakh times at the time of writing this report. Schwarzenegger tweeted saying he had a "new hero".
I have a new hero. https://t.co/rX3G5qW5JN— Arnold (@Schwarzenegger) February 8, 2019
Praises also poured in from others on social media for Taylor:
Legend 🙌🏻👏🏻 https://t.co/k7hA2iy2lX— Max Holloway (@BlessedMMA) February 8, 2019
It’s awesome they didn’t give it to him early... they really made him earn it because they knew he could. 💪🏼💪🏼💪🏼— Nik Lentz (@NikLentz) February 9, 2019
So awesome. The joy of success. #Respect 👊— Lance Storm (@LanceStorm) February 9, 2019
Miles is also a public speaker who raises awareness on cerebral palsy and other disabilities.