The 2017 World’s Strongest Man competition kicks off May 20th-23rd with this year’s Grand Final happening on the 27th and 28th. The competition will take place in Gaborone, the capital of Botswana.
WSM reigning champ Brian Shaw has been sharing a video each day on his YouTube channel as part of something he’s calling #ShawWeek. With the competition in Botswana just days away, the 4-time World’s Strongest Man champion (2011, 2013, 2015, and 2016) and current title holder took us through what training looks like as competition approaches. There’s obviously a very calculated finesse in how Brian Shaw lifts/trains before a competition, toeing the edge but careful not to exceed any limits that might hinder his ability to hit that next level in competition.
The World’s Strongest Man competition will one to watch this year, as Shaw takes on ‘The Mountain’ (Thor Julius Bjornsson) from HBO’s Game of Thrones.