Credit: Derek Hough's Twitter Photo: Kellie Pickler Holds Derek Hough

It looks like the bonding has gone to new heights in the Dancing With the Stars Season 16 ballroom. 

Taking to Twitter earlier in the week, DWTS pro Derek Hough showed off a photo of his super strong partner, American Idol's Kellie Pickler, lifting him over her head (with the help of the ballet bar). "Caption this ... #dancebeastmode," Derek wrote.

We'd say something like, "That's the sexiest dumbbell we've ever seen."

As for some of the fan's caption ideas? "Women rule the world...Women are the stronger ones...Women can push." We're loving those too!

It's a good thing Kellie is working those muscles, because her and Derek will be dancing the difficult Cha-Cha-Cha for their first performance. See what the other partners are dancing and let us know what you think in the comments below.

Dancing With the Stars Season 16 premieres March 18, 2013 at 8 p.m. ET/PT on ABC.