[quote]The Mighty Stu wrote:
Very entertaining. Two guys at the top of their respective games, sharing commonalities and differences. I know that I always loved training and talking ‘shop’ with my brother in law who is a competitive Strongman. No egos, no trying to ‘one up’ each other, just mutual respect at how we’re both insanely comitted and driven in our chosen pursuits.
And yeah, Shaw is one big dude. I’ve noticed that in every iron related sport, your natural structure and genetics really play into reaching the upper echelon. I’ve been around plenty of strongman contests over the last few years, and I imagine you’d be hard pressed to find a top competitor who isn’t big boned and well above average height.
I remember you posting a while back when there was still just a “strength sports” subforum about competing in a strongman comp Stu. It was pretty cool to see the carryover your bodybuilding training had to the sport, and I remember it kinda making it click to me that we all have far more in common than different with each other. At the end of the day, it’s all lifting weights.