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Cong Yan can easily carry the 40kg boulder on his head for a distance of 3,000 metres, mainland media reported. Photo: SCMP Pictures

Rock on: Chinese man loses 30kg of weight in a year by exercising with 40kg boulder on his head

Have you dreamt of losing 30kg of weight within a year? Then you should try emulating a Chinese man, who has perfected a unique form of weight training – of carrying a heavy cement block on his head, mainland media report.

The 1.63 metre-tall man, who used to be very overweight, has used this unusual method to help him lose weight and also avoid putting the weight back on over the past four years, after rejecting the idea of taking slimming pills, the report said.

As long as the weather is pleasant, he can be seen carrying out his daily exercise regime of hiking and climbing steps in the city’s Beishan Park scenic area with a block, picked up off the ground, balanced on his head.

The report said Cong could walk with ease for up to 3,000 metres while balancing a boulder.

Cong is even considering applying to have his efforts documented by the Guinness World Records as a “trendy” way to lose weight, the report said.