If you are an aspiring bodybuilder who is keen to bulk up and build as much muscle as possible, one of the best things you can do is to watch the World’s Strongest Man competition every year.
In the UK this event is traditionally shown over Christmas and the New Year, several months after the actual event takes place each year, but I think the broadcast date differs from country to country. Anyway the point is that it is definitely worth watching if you haven’t already done so.
Here are 5 reasons why I think this is a must-watch event:
The main reason why you should watch this event is because these competitors are obviously some of the fittest and strongest athletes in the world. So by watching these guys in action, you should find that they will motivate you to achieve the same kind of results yourself. I know I always want to hit the gym and push myself harder after I have finished watching this event.
Training / Nutrition
Another thing I like about this competition is that you can often pick up some useful tips with regards to training and nutrition. The TV company who produces the program will often feature interviews and training clips from some of the main competitors. Therefore you will often get to see how much training they are doing every day to become the best in the world, and how much food they are eating every day.
At the time of writing I have no idea who won the 2016 competition, or whether it has actually taken place yet because I try to avoid hearing the result until it is aired on TV. However what I can say is that as a sporting spectacle, it is always a very close competition between the top 3 or 4 competitors, and therefore very exciting to watch. So this year I am expecting another close contest between the likes of Brian Shaw, Hafþór Júlíus “Thor” Björnsson, Eddie Hall and Zydrunas Savickas.
See How You Compare
Another reason why I like to watch the World’s Strongest Man competition is because it is an opportunity to see how I compare to these guys in terms of overall strength. Whilst some of the events cannot really be replicated in the gym, you will see deadlift events and other lifting events where you can see exactly how much weight they are lifting, and then compare it to your own personal best.
It Features Gregor Clegane From Game of Thrones
The final reason why you should watch this competition is because it features Gregor Clegane (The Mountain) from Game of Thrones. This TV show has a legion of fans all over the world, and for those people who have never seen this strongman competition, this is a chance to see the man himself (Hafþór Júlíus “Thor” Björnsson) competing to become the World’s Strongest Man. Trust me, you will have even more respect for him when you actually see him in action.
(A word of warning – this competition is never shown live on TV. So don’t search for anything related to the World’s Strongest Man during the rest of the year because you will inevitably find out who won, and it will spoil your enjoyment of the show when it is eventually shown on TV).