In this article I want to talk about my favourite Animal of all time: the Tiger! Everyone knows How Ferociously & Incredible Strong Tigers are, they have so much RAW & BRUTE Strength & Power that it’s not even comparable to the Strength & Power of human beings. Not even to the STRONGEST and Most Powerful human beings on the planet, No competition! Hands down!
The word FEROCIOUS comes to mind almost immidiately when a person thinks of a Tiger, doesn’t matter which Tiger subspecies you think of, they all have that Ferocious look, energy and aura to them! And as matter of fact, tigers are one of the STRONGEST, most conditioned and most enduring animals in the world in the Animal Kingdom! The total body strength & power on a pound for pound basis of a Tiger is INSANE! I’v seen a video of a Tiger (not even an adult Tiger) Easily dragging a 800lbs. dead carcas with it while only using the mouth to dragg it along, this young Tiger only weigthed 400lbs! Of course the Strength & Power of the whole body comes into play for pulling off such an insane feat of strength! But that’s just to let you know how Ferociously & Viciously Strong they are in their entire body!
The Tendons and Ligaments of the Tiger, as well as the muscles, are SUPER tough and as hard as stone when it’s all tensed up or dragging a dead carcas with it for long distances! But what’s even more fascinating, is that a Tiger’s Muscles can lay completely soft, relax and loose when it’s resting and relaxing, the Muscle Control of any Tiger in the Wild is ridiculously high and tuned in! Every Animal in the wild got to have the ability to control its Muscles Completely from every angle possible and at any time that they choose to! As a matter of fact, all the animals in the wild that live in that Do or Die, Kill or be Killed envoirment got to have this ability and control of their own body! I can’t say the same about modern day (pussyfied) men these days… it’s a damn shame! I know Zach-Even Esh would agree with me for a full 100%!
And speaking of “modern day men” and the damn embarrassment they are to mother nature, here’s what my good friend and Phenomenal Primal Gymnast Eddie Baran has to say about that! As well as his personal view on the Strength of Tigers!
“Take the tiger, for example. A tiger’s incredible strength is almost mythical. It’s been said that if a tiger has been killed by a bullet its tendons in its legs are so strong that it will still remain standing. And don’t think a tiger is only about strength. It also has incredible endurance and durability. He has to in order to cover his domain, an area that can be over 100 square miles.”
And then he continues with the comparison between the Strength of the Tiger and the Strength of the average men…
“Now contrast the tiger’s fitness with the average man of today. What I’m about to say ain’t nice but it has to be said, it’s time to face the music. If you’re the type of man who takes pride in himself, then read on.
The average man’s body in this country (USA) is an absolute embarrassment. Mother Nature has got to be ashamed. The average man is a flabby, frail mess of a joke, a complete and utter mockery of a physical sham. The average man is feeble, fat and functionless. The only time he ever moves his engorged, slovenly body is when he shoves another slice of pizza down his throat, scratches his ass or belches out the national anthem.
Go to your average shopping mall, grab some wood and count the number of fit people you see. You’ll be lucky if you count 10 men who are in halfway decent shape, even if you sit there all day.”
So you see, I’m definitely not the only one that admires, respects and recognizes the Incredible, Ferocious & Legendary Strength of Tigers! They’re STRONG as hell, even when they are being captivated in a damn zoo! And the Tigers in the wild are at least twice as strong then the Tigers being held in captivity. Wich brings me to the Strength of a Tiger compared to other very Strong & Powerful animals in the wild and even the zoo. A Bear is very Strong, so is a Gorilla, and yet another very DANGEROUS animal that is as tough as nails is the Alligator/Crocodile! Those 3 Animals are considered to be in the top 5 strongest animals on the planet by most people! And that’s very true, However I personally think that the Tiger has the ability to win against any of these animals in a fight between life or death! And let me explain why I came to this conclusion!
If you look very close at the Tiger and how it moves as it fights, then you can see very clearly that it fights 1-on-1 in a simulair stance as a human Boxer would, wich means on his hind paws and in a semi-standing position while he launches one punch after the other with his phenomenal strong front paws! And the way that he does it is while maneuvering his head and using his upper body to support & aid him (or her) in the fight! So it’s also very Agile, Flexible & Mobile while it fights! This is very important for winning a fight, especially in a life or death fight between 2 Super Ferociously Strong animals!
Sum up all of these qualities a Tiger has in a fight against other animals, and add to those Phenomenal athletic abilities the Super & Incredible Strength that they posses & you got one hell of a Lethal Fighter that can do some SERIOUS damage to anyone standing in its way! Now don’t get me wrong though! Although a Tiger is very Swift, Fast, Ferociously Strong & Quick with INSANE Reflexes, it most definitely doesn’t win every fight it gets in, It wins most of the time, but sometimes it takes a beating & loses a fight, even losing its life in the process. But that’s the BRUTAL reality of the Jungle! It’s Kill or Be Killed! And there’s nothing you can do about it.
But what I am saying is that the Tiger has a great advantage on ALL of the animals mentioned above and then some. And I’ll explain exactly why: a Tiger has the same size Front & Back legs/paws, unlike the other animals (except for the Alligator/Crocodile, but we’ll get to that in a second!). This gives the Tiger Huge and Great advantages because it can run faster because of it, jump higher and further because of it and thus avoid being hit or ambushed in a fight! the Tiger knows and understands the principle of Fight or Flight! And In my humble opinion, it has MASTERED both of them down to a “T”! What puts the Tiger in advantage as well is the Strong & Supple Neck it possesses, VERY tough and Strong Neck that can take a lot of beating from other animals! And everyone knows (or at least they’re supposed to!) that a STRONG, supple & flexible neck can saves ones life, especially in Battles or accidents, and as a matter of fact, I, myself have took some hits and punishement to the neck but bounced back with a smile after only 20 minutes, I know Logan Christopher has a similar story! But that’s a subject for another article, wich I will definitely cover in more details in the future!
So a Tiger has a strong, flexible and supple neck added on top as well, it has its tail wich let’s it balance very well while its supported on the hind legs/paws while punching the sh*t out of the other animal or human being (BAD LUCK for that poor human!). Plus it can run very fast & has great proprioception of targets in the far distance, but also great proprioception of very close targets, Wether they move or not, and as a matter of fact, when a Tiger ambushes and hunts its prey down, it has to be very quite, swift & silent while he creeps up on his paws, not even to mention the laser-like deep focus & concentration on the task at hand!
And if you think about this really deeply, then you can see that this is even way more impressive then other animals, because the adult tiger weights 600+ pounds, on AVERAGE! I would like to see a human being doing it the same way a tiger does it while being at 600+ pounds (of LARD… YECH!). It ain’t gonna happen my friend! For that kind of swiftness, suppleness & quickness you gotta go to the BEST trained Martial Artists in the world! And even then you’ll be very lucky if you find even 1 that can do it as good as the Tiger does. Again, I come to the conclusion that the Tiger is a freaking awesome Animal & Creature!
But let’s go back to the comparison of the Tiger to other animals, I just gave a few examples as to why the Tiger would win at least 80% of its fights, and as a matter of fact, there was a fight between a Tiger on land VS. a Crocodile on land! Now, I’m saying on land, because people will give me a lot of sh*t when I leave out that little detail, but those smartasses forgot one thing, an Crocodile is EXTREMELY Dangerous, Tough & Lethal both in water & on the land! So guess what dipsh*ts, the Tiger still showed that Crocodile who’s BOSS! He literally killed the Crocodile in a 1-on-1 fight between life or death, a death match if you will!
Just think about this, an Crocodile is one of the last descendents of the STRONGEST creatures to ever walked on the face of the earth, DINOSAURS! Wich means, the Crocodile (and all other reptiles on the planet) have skin as TOUGH as stone, skin that can literally take bullets, knives & swords abuse! Yet the even TOUGHER Tiger killed the Crocodile quit easily after a short period of time! It grabbed the Crocodile by the Neck & Killed it by biting in it and the rest, as they say, is history! True story! And to proof that I didn’t make this story up just to glorify the Tiger’s Ferocious Strength, here’s the video!
I never saw a real life fight captured on film between a Tiger vs. a Bear, vs. a Gorilla or vs. Rhino for that matter, but I can tell you this much, a Tiger would hold it’s own very good and with a lot of great chances to win on its side, will the Tiger win every fight its in, of course not, not one animal does… period! But put the tiger’s ability to run, jump, sprint & climb against other animals and he’ll literally RIP them apart in pieces, with exeption of the Gorilla, which is a WAY better climber then a Tiger will ever be, but the Gorilla was specifically build and evolved to climb, and thus it’s not a fair comparison. On the contrary however, compare the ability of the Gorilla to run, jump, creep up on his pray and sprint to that of the Tiger and it’s not even comparable and would be a freaking joke!
Of course there are quit a bit of different subspecies of Tigers living on the face of the earth, all of them are 1 species however: called the Panthera Tigris, or in other words: the Tiger! But the most well known and Strongest ones are the Bengal Tigers, Siberian Tigers & Amur Tigers! And as a side note, the Tiger is the Largest Cat Species alive on the planet! And probably also the smartest, although I’m not sure about that one yet! I’ll have to find that out in the future with more research!
And in my humble opinion: I say that the Tiger is the KING of the Jungle! period! For all of the qualities it possesses, including: super strength, agility, mobility, endurance, power, explosiveness, swiftness, speed & durability! The Tiger is one helluva Impressive athlete! And it’s a damn shame that some of the subspieces of the Tigers are being endangered species right now! I love Tigers & that’s why I always imagine and visualize myself having the EYE of the TIGER when I train!
Stay tuned for another article about Tigers in the future! For now: Have at it!
P.S. Here is a cool picture from the Crocodile that got killed & destroyed by the Tiger in no time! And don’t get it twisted though, I don’t have anything against Gorillas, Alligators/Crocodiles or Bears! I love those Animals very much as well! But the Tiger is #1 for me! And always will!