Washington Nationals slugger Bryce Harper is one of the strongest athletes on the planet. It's easy to tell this when he's blasting home runs, and we've known that Harper is a strong guy ever since he was first introduced to the world a few years ago as a high schooler.
Yet here's some more evidence: Harper pulling 550 pounds about 30 yards. Bonus points for putting the camera on top of the plates.
Harper hit 13 home runs in 2014, averaging a "true distance" of 397.8 feet, according to ESPN Stats & Information Group. His farthest home run came in Safeco Field against the Seattle Mariners on Aug. 31, when he sent a Hisashi Iwakuma pitch out of the park by a true distance of 418 feet.
We'll see if the weightlifting has any bearing on raising those numbers in 2015.