Christmas is almost here, and Santa is working hard to get in shape for the festive season. You probably imagine Jolly old Saint sitting on a throne of presents in the North Pole.
Meet Albie Mushaney, a 43-year-old aka ‘Big Bad Santa’, correctional facility worker, type 2 diabetes strongman and the most swole Santa you’ll ever meet. Not all Santas are chubby guys who binge on milk and cookies during the holiday season. Instagram user “bigbad.santa” spends his most of his time in the gym instead of the North Pole. His mission is “to become the world’s strongest Santa” and to overcome his type-two diabetes and be a “great strong man.”
In the following video Santa can be seen deadlifting 650 pounds in the dark, then picking up an entire rack of weights and a “Thanksgiving press medley.”
My gym is in the basement of a three story building and when the power goes out at 9 pm it gets a little creepy. I’ll be dammed if that keeps me from the last set. 650 didn’t feel right at first pull but after a reset it moved nicely. Competing on the 10th in Kennewick at the Winter Strength ProAm so it’s going to be quiet this week, time to rest and recover. #jackedsanta #polarexpress #deadlift
“The dumbbells were placed by the chimney with care, In hopes that St Nicholas would soon hit reps there.”