This world record comes with a serious twist.
Full-body contortionist Shakirudeen Alade, 25, has earned a Guinness World Record for his abilities to walk on his hands, with legs bent behind his back and bulging biceps.
The stunt secured him the world record for the fastest time by walking nearly 33 feet in a whopping 25.55 seconds, according to Jam Press.
Alade, who lives in London, goes by the nickname Bonetics for her ability to seemingly transform into different positions, as seen in clips posted to Instagram.
“Most of the time I get compared to an alien, although I have no idea how an alien would move like I do,” the contortionist and dancer told UK news outlet NeedToKnow.Online.
“People are just amazed by my movements, so the first thing they assume is that this type of movement is out of this world, that’s why they call me an alien. Some people even compare my moves to Disney’s Tarzan,” he told the outlet.
In fact, flexible breakdancer Alade made waves in 2015 as a contestant on “Britain’s Got Talent,” where she wowed the judges with her dance acrobatics.
In one act of “BGT,” he descends onstage, shirtless, into a life-size birdcage. From there, she untangles her crooked arms, lifts her leg over her head, and leaps out of the cage for more graceful onstage footwork.
The act also involved flipping her legs over her head, which left the judges stunned.
The labor of love may look perfect on stage, but it’s been a years-long process. Alade says that she has been perfecting her movement craft for more than 12 years. When he started, he could barely touch his toes, she said, according to Jam Press.
The key to being gelatinous and double jointed? Stretching every day, Alade told the outlet.
“I love moving very fluidly, almost like I don’t have a bone in my body, to create a look that’s very illusory.”
The flexible Briton, inspired by yoga and contortion practices, said he trained for two straight weeks to achieve the coveted world record on February 4 this year.
Alade hopes aspiring flexors will look to his movements for inspiration.
“This is not natural and anyone can do it with hard work. In the same way that you have to work out in the gym to gain muscle and strength, it is the same way that you have to stretch to gain more flexibility and mobility,” he said, according to Jam Press.
“Most people would train for months, but I was sure I could still do it, and I did.”