The small town of Fatehpur Beri, outside of New Delhi, is known for a very peculiar thing. It's said to be the strongest city in all of India because it literally breeds muscle men. This conservative town raises young men to significantly build up their muscle mass so they can prepare to be nightclub bouncers in New Delhi.
The whole concept began when Vijay Tanwar, a former olympic wrestling hopeful, decided to turn his skill set into a career. He realized that if he could train other men from his town to become bodybuilders, he'd be able to get them hired as bouncers at night clubs nearby. He began to train them using traditional methods of rope climbing, wrestling in mud rings, and carrying other men on their shoulders.
The odd thing about this whole practice is not the rigorous training these men are enduring to become career bouncers, it's the stark contrast in lifestyle between the people from the small town of Fatehpur Beri and the modern city of New Delhi. In Fatehpur Beri, women would never be allowed to attend a night club, especially without permission from their husband. Both women and men live under very strict social conditions, especially compared to the more relaxed, westernized norms of New Delhi.
The strict daily workouts these young men endure are part of a regimen to keep them disciplined and focused. Many adolescent males get into trouble without a goal to work towards, and these intense training sessions give them a reason to stay away from that temptation. The irony here is that they're being conditioned to work in night clubs, where there is plenty of activity happening that goes against the morals they were encouraged to hold onto so tightly.
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