Legendary Strongman veteran Brian Shaw is nearing the end of his professional career after making his final appearance at the 2023 World’s Strongest Man last month. During his career which has lasted over a decade, Brian has displayed some incredible feats of strength. However, he just decided to play around with some cooking utensils and amaze everyone with his strength once again. So, in a recent post made on Instagram, Shaw showed off his incredible power by banding and folding a frying pan with his bare hands.
Brian Shaw is one of the most successful athletes in the history of Strongman competition. However, it all started on the regional circuit in late 2005. Following this, Brian continued to work his way up, finally qualifying for the World’s Strongest Man show in 2008. His debut was not particularly successful, but Brian turned in a strong performance at his second WSM in 2009 having taken the bronze medal. Just two years later in 2011, Shaw cemented his place in the record books as the first man to win both the Arnold Strongman Classic and the WSM contest in the same year. He repeated the feat by winning both trophies once again in 2015. To this day, only Hafthor Bjornsson and Mitchell Hooper have managed to replicate this feat.
In July 2022, Shaw unveiled the humongous gym he designed to train for Strongman events. The facility consisted of custom-made equipment to allow for the larger athletes to fit into the machines. Another purpose of the custom machinery was to be able to add more weight as well. While he made space for cardio equipment, he favored spending more time working on the weights. Then, after some practice, he left the fans in awe of his crazy strength by pushing a 2,000 pound (907.18-kg) car on the leg press in preparation for the 2022 Shaw Classic.
Shaw switched gears to test out a vegan diet last September. He managed to devour over 9,000 calories solely from vegan food items in a single day. Since he had been consuming a red meat-based diet, he reported trouble digesting the different plant-based items.
Earlier this year, Brian Shaw announced that the 2023 World’s Strongest Man would mark his final WSM appearance. He was confident going into the show and targeted adding another title under his belt to equal the record for the winningest athlete in the history of the competition. Then, he declared he would step away from professional competition after competing at the 2023 Shaw Classic.
Unfortunately, Shaw revealed he suffered a harsh leg injury while gearing up for the 2023 World’s Strongest Man last month. He had picked up a severe infection that risked him losing his leg. Fortunately, the infection got operated on in time before it spread too much.
Eventually, Shaw finished seventh at the WSM, which concluded with the win of Mitchell Hooper. Shaw, however, set a new record on the stone-offs and appeared content with the performance.
Brian Shaw rolled up a frying pan with his bare hands
In a recent Instagram post, Brian Shaw destroyed a frying pan using only his bare hands. Brian performed this feat of strength in front of a bunch of school kids, hoping to inspire them to chase their goals. In addition, judging by the caption of his post, Brian folded multiple frying pans and gave them to the kids as a souvenir.
Brian Shaw opened up on completing his last WSM showing last week. He gave his experience of going through each event and urged the organizers to change the standards for refereeing.