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Zac Efron Actually Beat The Rock At Something Physical: See The Pics

Plus, here's a photo of Zefron breezing up a salmon ladder

Zac Efron has been in a constant state of flexing for the past 48 hours on the Miami set of Baywatch, and we're definitely not mad about it. Although, his muscles probably are a little mad, but mostly exhausted, and that's OK. As the latest batch of glistening, perfect set photos prove, Efron has reached the state of physical fitness where his muscles have started to grow newer, stronger muscles, kinda like shiny permanent teeth, but, you know, for you obliques.

The High School Musical star's latest achievement in physical prowess? Beating his co-star Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson in a timed American Ninja Warrior-esque obstacle course. It's OK, DJ. You do have, like, 100 pounds of solid muscle on the kid, so technically, it's gravity's fault you couldn't crush Zefon's pace on the Monkey Pegs. See Exhibit A:

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So in honor of Efron's win, we'd like to take a moment -- many, many moments -- to ogle appreciate this beautiful specimen's A-plus ANW technique.

  • Every Ninja needs a signature move. For Efron, a.k.a. Pretty Boy Ninja, this move is called "Flex Zone." Between every new obstacle he takes a second to ~ flex ~ for the crowd.
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    They obviously go crazy for this move.

  • When attempting the Monkey Pegs, proper Ninja form requires a 90-degree bend in the arms. This is crucial, not only for your stamina but also your ability to cruise through this obstacle. Efron has clearly mastered this technique.
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    Pro tip: Swinging your body weight will also help maintain momentum.

  • The transition between obstacles can be tricky, but Efron makes this look like a piece of cake. In fact, look at the intensity in his eyes; he's probably envisioning a piece of cake on that very rope.
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  • Look at how Zefron grabs the rope while maintaining that perfect 90-degree bend -- he looks determined AF. Pretty Boy Ninja sees the gates of Valhalla that await him at the finish line.
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    So shiny, so chrome.

  • We should probably be impressed by Efron's grip strength here, but we can't stop staring at his muscles. Is it even medically sound to have that many muscles?
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    We're being serious.

  • Every great Ninja must be able to pass the Salmon Ladder test, for that is the truest indicator of one's ninja ability. It's an explosive movement, challenging your back to pull your body up, your core to maintain stability, and your grip to keep hold of the bar. Pretty Boy Ninja clearly passes this test.
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    Oh. My. God.