Brian Shaw’s Home Gym Has 10 Kinds of Barbells

“This is where all the World’s Strongest Man titles are earned.”

Four-time World’s Strongest Man and consumer of 12,000 daily calories Brian Shaw has invited viewers into his densely-packed home gym in a new YouTube video from the supplement company iSatori.

In it, Shaw displays more equipment than you’ve probably seen in any commercial gym, including more than ten kinds of barbells, five Atlas stones, dumbbells that run up to 170 pounds (77 kilograms), kettlebells that run up to 203 pounds (92 kilograms), a seriously tricked out squat rack, and more.

You can watch the full clip below.

The insanely heavy kettlebells and dumbbells were impressive, but we definitely learned a thing or two about barbells. We counted at least ten different barbells and got a crash course in the “earthquake bar,” which is made from bamboo. Shaw describes it:

It’s really really light. this thing I’ll load with bands and weights and it’ll start to shake, so it’s really good for training stabilization and really good for joint health as well, so I’ll do that for some of my workouts as well.

Shaw also has a custom made bar that can fit four Hummer tires on either side. He says there are only two in the world: one at the Arnold Classic, and one in his gym.

The best part of the video is probably the pure joy on Shaw’s face as he shows us around his home gym and describes most of his equipment as “a lot of fun.” This is a man who loves his sport.

Toward the end of the video, he casually mentions that he has an entire shed full of even more workout equipment just outside, which we’re left to fantasize about. (Could there be a jet for pulling? Probably.)

Shaw may have come in third in this year’s World’s Strongest Man, but he was just two points away from first place. (Plus he set a new Atlas stone world record at the 2017 Arnold Classic, so he’s got a lot to celebrate.) Since Eddie Hall won’t be competing at next year’s WSM, Shaw may be able to add a fifth victory to his resume. Until then, we’ve got the Arnold and a few other strongman events to look forward to,

Featured image via iSatori, Inc. on YouTube.

Nick English

Nick English

Nick is a content producer and journalist with over seven years’ experience reporting on four continents. His first articles about health were on a cholera outbreak in rural Kenya while he was reporting for a French humanitarian organization. His next writing job was covering the nightlife scene in Shanghai. He’s written on a lot of things.

After Shanghai, he went on to produce a radio documentary about bodybuilding in Australia before finishing his Master’s degrees in Journalism and International Relations and heading to New York City. Here, he’s been writing on health full time for more than five years for outlets like BarBend, Men's Health, VICE, and Popular Science.

No fan of writing in the third person, Nick’s passion for health stems from an interest in self improvement: How do we reach our potential?

Questions like these took him through a lot of different areas of health and fitness like gymnastics, vegetarianism, kettlebell training, fasting, CrossFit, Paleo, and so on, until he realized (or decided) that strength training fit best with the ideas of continuous, measurable self improvement.

At BarBend his writing focuses a little more on nutrition and long-form content with a heaping dose of strength training. His underlying belief is in the middle path: you don’t have to count every calorie and complete every workout in order to benefit from a healthy lifestyle and a stronger body. Plus, big traps are cool.

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