A 16-year-old girl who was dubbed the ‘world’s toughest teen’ thanks to her incredible athletic abilities, has stunned the world again with her latest gravity defying moves in a needs-to-be-seen-to-be-believed video.
In the clip, which was posted on Instagram, Demi Bagby, a bodybuilder and calisthenics expert from San Diego, California, can be seen walking up an incline of stacked weights on her hands, before rolling into a clean and jerk, doing the splits and then completing a complicated back flip sequence, all in one take.
She captioned the video with the words, ‘Two choices, make moves or make excuses. #EarnedNotGiven’.
Powerful: Demi Bagby, a 16-year-old bodybuilder and calisthenics expert from San Diego, California frequently posts gravity defying workout videos on Instagram
Fit fam: Demi frequently shares her workouts with her 485,000 Instagram followers
Strong: In the video, the teen can be seen walking up an incline of stacked weights on her hands before rolling into a clean and jerk, and doing the splits and a back flip sequence
Superstar: Demi doesn’t have time for excuses when it comes to fitness and captioned the video with the words, ‘Two choices, make moves or make excuses. #EarnedNotGiven’
Incredible: The 16-year-old Crossfit devotee frequently shares videos of herself doing everything from scaling walls to performing back flips
The fitness fanatic who is a Crossfit devotee, has amassed over 485,000 followers in the last three years thanks to her incredible posts and unwavering dedication in the gym.
And it’s this mental strength and resilience that has helped her overcome physical challenges in the past, after she broke her back in a freak cheerleading accident in 2014.
In the aftermath, Demi was left paralyzed for three months and at one point feared she would never be able to walk again.
‘Two years ago I broke my lower back severely injuring myself. I was very close to having serious permanent back problems or even becoming paralyzed,’ she wrote on Instagram last year.
‘I was told I would never do hard core training again, and that I pretty much wouldn’t be able to to the things I do now.’
During her recovery, Demi learned about CrossFit and calisthenic athletes, and she vowed that she would dedicate herself to these types of athletic pursuits if she recovered.
No stopping her: The teen loves busting out handstands everywhere she goes — including In-N-Out Burger
Defying gravity: The videos frequently show Demi turning herself upside down or doing chin ups
Living life to the fullest: A freak cheerleading accident three years ago left Demi very close to being permanently paralyzed or having serious back problems after
Inspiration: Demi learned about CrossFit during her recovery, and she vowed to dedicate herself to that type of training if she was ever able to walk again
Speaking to Fringe Sport, she explained: ‘I told myself if I was ever able to walk again that I’d be determined to live it every day, and just learn near things every day.
‘Once I started to walk again, and I was able to start training for the first time, I was dedicated, and I had a passion to keep being healthy and fit all the time, and learn new things.’
In previous Instagram posts she has swung into a headstand on a pair of parallel bars at Miami beach, before doing a series of controlled splits while upside down.
Fun in the sun: Unsurprisingly, the athlete can even do a perfect handstand while balanced on a two parallel poles
Typical day out: Plenty of the teen athlete’s videos see her scaling walls for fun
Always upside down: Demi has also done handstands while walking on a moving treadmill and riding an elevator
Making it look easy: Demi can hang from a bar using just one arm while keeping her legs in a perfect pike position
In another video, which she posted in May 2017, Demi can be seen walking on her hands on a moving treadmill.
‘Is this what you’re suppose to do at a normal gym?’ she captioned the playful footage.
Plenty of Demi’s videos see her using her sheer strength to bust out handstands, scale walls, climb poles, and do backflips.
And the teen has even busted out a handstand at In-N-Out Burger, proving that if you really want to make time for exercise, you can do it practically anywhere.
While sharing a video of herself doing a handstand on the burger joint’s booths, she wrote: ‘Handstands and 4×4’s … Two of my favorite things.’