Canadian strongman Mitchell Hooper has enjoyed a stellar run at the highest level of the sport. Although he’s been competing for only one year, he’s already claimed the most prestigious title, the 2023 World’s Strongest Man. He was able to achieve this due to multiple factors. So, in a recent video uploaded on his YouTube channel, Hooper revealed the anabolic protein shake, pre-workout slushy, and the supplement stack he used to win the WSM.
Mitchell Hooper first emerged as a budding Strongman athlete when he got the chance to compete at the 2022 World’s Strongest Man competition after the withdrawal of Rauno Heinla. Despite not competing at all beforehand, Hooper displayed unreal strength to come out on top of the qualifying group stages over veteran Brian Shaw. Next, he rounded up the top three at the 2022 Shaw Classic and followed up by handily dispatching the competition to win the 2022 Arnold Pro Strongman World Series UK.
Hooper continued to work hard in the off-season and returned triumphant at the Giants Live 2022 World Tour Finals. Then, he set his sights on the 2022 Rogue Invitational. Hooper ended up taking the bronze medal, but also left the fans stunned with his freakish strength, having set a new World Record on the Dinnie Stones Hold.
Earlier this year, Hooper got back in the winning column with a strong performance at the 2023 Australia’s Strongest International competition. A few days after the victory, he scored a new PR of 420-kg (925.9-lb) on the raw deadlift in training. His workouts kept amping up as he demolished an insane 770-kg (1,697.6-lb) raw leg press for eight reps in prep for the 2023 Arnold Strongman Classic. His training yielded him the outcome he wanted as he won the top prize at the aforementioned show three months ago.
Mitchell Hooper went up against a stacked lineup of proven veterans and fellow rising stars at the 2023 World’s Strongest Man two months ago. He established his lead early and got the biggest win of his career in only his second WSM appearance. Following the impressive win, he called for the development of a comprehensive ruleset for the show.
The 27-year-old detailed some of his ‘non-negotiable’ supplements and gave his take on how alcohol and sugar can affect recovery last month. While there are risks to overusing either substance, Hooper believes moderate consumption of sugar and alcohol won’t derail progress in the training room. Instead, they can be much more beneficial in regard to relaxing before a big day.
Even after the 2023 WSM win, Hooper is still boasting his crazy endurance levels. So, he performed a huge 465-lb (211-kg) squat for 20 reps to level up his conditioning. Then, he broke bodybuilding icon Tom Platz’s 1992 legendary squat record by performing 24 reps of 525 pounds.
Mitchell Hooper reveals supplement stack that won him the World’s Strongest Man
In a recent YouTube video, Mitchell Hooper shared the supplement stack that helped him secure the 2023 WSM and Arnold Classic titles.
Hooper listed whey protein, pre-workout, weight gainer, and creatine as part of his supplement stack.
“I’ll start with my bread and butter which is whey protein,” said Hooper. “That’s obviously going to help you recover and it’s a really quick and easy way for you to get your protein.
“Second thing that’s a mandatory in my stack is my pre-workout… It’s one of those things I don’t find a necessity but it’s certainly something that helps you when it comes to energy.”
“Next in my stack is a bit of weight gainer.”
“And the last thing on my stack is creatine. I have said this time and time again. Creatine is the number one most important thing you need to get the most out of your training.”
“This is the stack used to win World’s Strongest Man and to win the Arnold.”
Hooper shares his staple anabolic protein shake & pre-workout slushy
Hooper revealed his morning protein shake to build muscle along with the ice-cold pre-workout smoothie he consumes to energize himself.
“At the moment, we’re in prep for Royal Albert Hall. I’m losing a bit of weight being a bit fitter so we’re going berries.”
Anabolic protein shake:
- 2 scoops of Diesel Mint Chip Whey Isolate
- 1 cup skim milk
- 2 scoops creatine (10g)
- About a cup of Frozen mixed berries
- Peanut butter (optional)
- Chocolate chips (optional)
Macro Breakdown: 60g protein, 28g carbs, 1g fat.
- 1 and a half scoop of ALTRD State (pre-workout)
- 1 scoop iPREP
- Vitamin C
- Cubed ice
Mitchell Hooper challenged himself by taking on strongman icon Eddie Hall’s renowned ‘Death by Deadlift’ set last month. He used slightly heavier plates, a lifting belt, and lifting straps to perform the exhausting set. Although he couldn’t level Hall’s record, he indicated plans to try out the challenge again in the near future.
Hooper’s latest offering provides insight into the preparations of the World’s Strongest Man and will motivate fitness fans to try out similar supplements in their training.