Watch Terry Crews’ and Kevin Hart’s Best Ring Muscle-Ups

Kevin Hart is nine episodes deep into his pretty great YouTube series “What the Fit,” which has shown him exploring everything from sumo wrestling with Conan O’Brien to recreational rodeo with Leslie Jones.

This time around he took on gymnastics with the enormous actor and former NFL linebacker Terry Crews. Both admit that gymnastics and flexibility in general aren’t their thing, so they started off with a Thai massage before heading to Gymnastics Olympica in Los Angeles.

The mostly pre-teen gymnasts trounce them all the way throughout the video (“Why am I the only one sweating?” “Because you’re trying too hard.”) and while there’s some pretty funny tumbling at the five-minute mark, the ring work starts six minutes in.

This was a pretty awesome clip but if it left you wishing Hart had picked up a darn barbell at some point, you’re in luck. Well, not quite — he didn’t lift barbells, but he did lift Atlas stones, pull a car, and (sort of) flip a tire. We’re talking about the clip from a couple of week ago when Kevin Hart trained strongman with the one and only Martins Licis, the reigning fourth strongest man on Earth, according to the results of the 2017 World’s Strongest Man. (That title is sort of in flux since this year’s contest is about to go down, but he’s still a world class athlete.)

Anyway, check it out.

[Read more: Watch Martins Licis break the Steinborn squat world record with 560 pounds.]

To this day, though, our favorite clip of Hart has to be the time when he went to a CrossFit gym with Conan O’Brien in 2016.

Fingers crossed he winds up in front of an actual barbell before “What the Fit” wraps up, but we’ve enjoyed what we’ve seen so far regardless.

Featured image via LOL Network on YouTube.

Nick English

Nick English

Nick is a content producer and journalist with over seven years’ experience reporting on four continents. His first articles about health were on a cholera outbreak in rural Kenya while he was reporting for a French humanitarian organization. His next writing job was covering the nightlife scene in Shanghai. He’s written on a lot of things.

After Shanghai, he went on to produce a radio documentary about bodybuilding in Australia before finishing his Master’s degrees in Journalism and International Relations and heading to New York City. Here, he’s been writing on health full time for more than five years for outlets like BarBend, Men's Health, VICE, and Popular Science.

No fan of writing in the third person, Nick’s passion for health stems from an interest in self improvement: How do we reach our potential?

Questions like these took him through a lot of different areas of health and fitness like gymnastics, vegetarianism, kettlebell training, fasting, CrossFit, Paleo, and so on, until he realized (or decided) that strength training fit best with the ideas of continuous, measurable self improvement.

At BarBend his writing focuses a little more on nutrition and long-form content with a heaping dose of strength training. His underlying belief is in the middle path: you don’t have to count every calorie and complete every workout in order to benefit from a healthy lifestyle and a stronger body. Plus, big traps are cool.

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