Watch a Day In the Life of Strongman Brian Shaw

See what the four-time winner of the World's Strongest Man, Brian Shaw, has been up to!

Brian Shaw, a four-time winner of the World’s Strongest Man, has kept himself plenty busy since the 2019 World’s Strongest Man competition wrapped up in June.

Shaw, who finished in sixth place, has been wearing many hats these past couple months: he’s been juggling a starring role in the History Channel’s newest series ‘The Strongest Man in History,’ tending to all sorts of family man duties, running his business, training hard, and dedicating himself to cutting his weight down to 400 pounds.

Shaw recently posted a day in the life video on his YouTube channel to give us a glimpse into the quotidian routines of one of the greatest strength athletes in history. Perhaps the best part of the whole video, though, was when we got to see his little kid training like his pops at the 9:10 mark.

Little Braxton goes through some basic bench press movements and even shows off some solid squat reps with dumbbells. Following the tot’s workout Shaw eventually got into the gym himself for some banded safety bar squats and then closed out the video with a hot and cold tub session. This kind of hot/cold tub therapy is a way to flush lactic acid from the muscles after hard training.

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The video didn’t get much into Shaw’s current diet, despite previous videos stating he’s on a weight loss journey to get down to 400 pounds. At the beginning it skips through Shaw’s breakfast — if it follows what he described in a recent video about his strongman breakfast, it’s probably 6 to 8 eggs, 6 ounces of steak, and 2 to 3 cups of rice.

When he wasn’t eating or training, Shaw also took us through a treatment session, which was focused around fascial stretch therapy, at about 5 minutes in. This is something he explains he’s been doing for a long time to improve his flexibility.

Deadlift max outs and atlas stones are fun to watch, but seeing how strongmen navigate daily life holds a lot of interest for us as well, and we’re looking forward to more of these videos in the future.

Featured image from @shawstrength Instagram page.

Celia Balf

Celia Balf

Celia is a Staff News Writer at BarBend. At the BarBend office, you can find Celia writing news stories covering the largest strength sport competitions in the world, in-depth features with world record-holders, big lifts, and everything in-between. Celia also orchestrates and helps create content for the BarBend social media pages. She is a former Division 1 soccer player turned content producer and sports journalist.

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