Today I’m talking to strongman Adam Bishop, the reigning Britain’s Strongest Man (as of this podcast’s publication). After playing rugby at a high level, Adam became a strength and conditioning coach for professional rugby players. It was only in the past couple of years that he was able to focus full-time on training for strongman, and his results have skyrocketed. Now a three-time World’s Strongest Man finalist, Adam talks about his evolution in the sport, along with the athletes he sees as his closest rivals.
Related: Watch the 2021 Britain’s Strongest Man contest on October 23rd!
On this episode of The BarBend Podcast, host David Thomas Tao talks to Adam Bishop about:
- Adam’s history in strength sports and strongman in particular (01:20)
- What inspired Adam to move toward full-time training for strongman (05:00)
- Adam’s struggle to put on bodyweight (07:00)
- Why more strongman competitors should train toward specific competition formats (single-day versus multi-day) (11:20)
- Training to defend his Britain’s Strongest Man crown against the Stoltman brothers (14:40)
- Are we in a new Golden Age of strongman competition? (18:00)
- What Adam would change about the sport (18:40)
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