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» WSM heat draw... (Go to post)27-07-2013 @ 17:03 
Post Edited: 27.07.2013 @ 17:04 PM by Mikeneto
shanejer said:Surely I'm not the only one thinking who the f**k are you?


No one(arm chair fan). Just always find it weird that is the same guys doing the same event at WSM each year. I guess if you see it as a TV show rather than a competition there is no need for discussion on it.
» WSM heat draw... (Go to post)27-07-2013 @ 16:28 
VanillaGorilla said:
It isn't. It's dictated by Colin Bryce.
Because he is running a TV production company, NOT an athletic disciplines governing body. WSM is an entertainment programme aimed at the recreational sports fan or casual TV viewer. So lots of reps with ridiculous looking equipment for an exciting close competition is the order of the day.
WSM is entertainment, not sport, and I think that can largely be traced all the way down the line.
Strongman is a circus side show.

While I agree in some respect. I also think it is a genuine sport with a genuine title. It isn't the WWE.

I also read an interview with Colin Bryce on muscletalk and he mentions how much the strongmen winge if they're put in a squat heat, so this obviously has an affect on his decision. Making it a draw mixes it up more.
» WSM heat draw... (Go to post)27-07-2013 @ 16:24 
Actually wrong of me to say to get a backbone....just make it a draw and no one can complain then.
» WSM heat draw... (Go to post)27-07-2013 @ 16:15 
Post Edited: 27.07.2013 @ 16:16 PM by Mikeneto
It obviously hasn't been done. ..I think they should pull the names out of the bag and have it all random...then have first seeds, second seeds and then the rest. Every year it is basically the same guys in the squat heats and deadlift heats, the lower down guys don't have a say, happy to be there etc.

You get guys who are actually great squatters not getting a load of points on the squats because all the not so good squatters are in the deadlift heat.

Would be nice to see what Shaw, Poundstone, Felix and Hollands would do in the squatting event. Was actually good to see Thor having ago last year, it keeps things interesting.

I don't understand why the competition is so dictated by the athletes. Colin Bryce needs to get a backbone.
» Brian Shaw's weight (Go to post)27-07-2013 @ 15:51 
Post Edited: 27.07.2013 @ 16:00 PM by Mikeneto
He was pretty good at 2012 Arnold's. If he hadn't of been so lean and gained a stone or so more I think he would of got the log and won again. This year's Arnold's was a mess, you could see from his pre-Arnold training vid that his prep was off...2012 he was doing 200+kg logs in training, for 2013 he had his nice new pretty 400lbs log which he never lifted more than and just hoped on the day he would lift the Austrain Oak that is 50lbs heavier and much larger and awkward.
» Brian Shaw's weight (Go to post)26-07-2013 @ 17:56 
MrSmall said:The good old "Mariusz is too small, Z is too slow" bulls**t strikes again!

Mariusz would be too small, he proved this when he competed at the Arnold's where he wasn't ripped and would come in heavier and still finish way down. So he just stop going to save face. Last time Mariusz actually beat Z would of been like 2003...Z beat him about 4 times or so between then, with lots and lots of ducking from Pudz.

Z while amazing at stuff like fingal fingers and barrell toss, he does drop points in yoke and farmers...his grip also fails on him on very heavy farmers. If they have farmers and make it very heavy at WSM he will finish a fair bit down...say about 6th.
» Weightlifting shoes (Go to post)26-07-2013 @ 13:35 
The first two replies sum it up perfectly. Close thread.
» Brian Shaw's weight (Go to post)26-07-2013 @ 13:27 
Also if Scherr hadn't gone to WWE this could of been the 5 American's going to WSM

Shaw 6ft 8 450lbs

Jenkins 6ft 6 400lbs+

Burke 6ft 6 370lbs..he is actually fairly lean. Could bump that upto 400lbs no problem

Oberst 6ft 7 400lbs+

Scherr 6ft 8 400lbs+

That would be one massive team!
» Brian Shaw's weight (Go to post)26-07-2013 @ 13:24 
Thing said:
i thought Oberst was a 360 Deadlifter?? but hes a beast of a man wonder if he's healthy Wink

Well it was...if he gets that up to 390kg for Giant' means he is heading in the right direction and fast, his pressing is not in doubt. He will be quick as well coming from an American Football background.

I said it in another thread, but he seems to be another Mike Jenkins.
» Brian Shaw's weight (Go to post)26-07-2013 @ 13:14 
tonyRAW said:
lol are we the weight watchers? What do you reckon Shaw will say if he sees what you have posted. Dem Brits bishing about his weight.

They all say the same thing...'I don't weigh myself too often, I don't take much notice'...Yet they obviously know.
» Brian Shaw's weight (Go to post)26-07-2013 @ 13:10 
While were on about American strongmen, I am excited to see what form Oberst is in. The British Giant's is actually the perfect comp to see how he will be because it has a max deadlift. If he does 390kg or more, I think it is a very good sign for the future.
» Brian Shaw's weight (Go to post)26-07-2013 @ 13:07 
chaos said:
Can he really? Don't get me wrong I always liked poundcake but judging by vids and last few outings he's way way off what he was capable of. Don't doubt he done 200+ log but what comp has he done one recently?

2012 Arnold training vids he done it twice and was stupidly close at doing about a 208kg log at the Arnold's that I think in that form he could hit a 200kg log. He is just obviously not in that form. I just think with his mentality he will not turn up to WSM in awful shape.
» Brian Shaw's weight (Go to post)26-07-2013 @ 13:05 
2 months of solid training, juicing, gym pump and downward lighting and he could get back to there. It is more wishful thinking though. He peaked at 2010 Arnold's, he then proposed and hasn't seem to be as hungry since, plus he has had lots of injuries.
» Brian Shaw's weight (Go to post)26-07-2013 @ 12:57 
Post Edited: 26.07.2013 @ 13:40 PM by Rob
chaos said:
But he defo lost his pound face and a f**k load of size! How old is he now? Defo not a contender anymore though

Thing is though, he will definitely be there because he has qualified and he isn't going to turn up small. He can still do a 200kg+ log and 410kg deadlift(depending on the hitching rule) and be good at moving events. Should be interesting to see how he does turn up, it isn't looking good though because he needs to get heavier than his usual weight really to stop losing points to the 400lb freaks.
» Brian Shaw's weight (Go to post)26-07-2013 @ 12:53 
Thing said:he could just be fat...

as for Shaw winning the stones, i think that has to go to Thor based on what i have seen of both of them on the stones when there injury free.

i think its going to be close for the top 6 TBH where fractions of seconds and mm will be the differance.

If they put the stones so they're 500lb last stone, then Shaw would win. But it will be usual of high platforms and 400lb last stone.

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