The most powerful man on the planet
Since ancient times physical strength and strong muscles were considered vital attributes of a real man-defender. After all, if the house will welcome an uninvited guest in the form of a bear, wolf, bandits, or as goner wimp is going to protect his family and himself from harm? Strong man and the bear were in vain, and the family felt for him as for stone wall.
Hundreds of years passed and the situation changed dramatically: the man of the 21st century for success does not have to be Hercules. However, the call of nature is stronger – not without reason many men pay much attention to work on his body, wanting to achieve great things, relief of muscle and great endurance.
Among the people there is a popular opinion that the most powerful person on the planet is certainly watching them on television – be it Arnold Schwarzenegger, Sylvester Stallone or Jason Statham. In fact, all of these, of course, outstanding athletes just have a good PR at the expense of their muscles.
In 2015 the regular competitions world’s Strongest Man. This championship was first organized in 1977 by David Webster – a famous Scot, a multiple national champion in discus and shot put, and has since been held annually in all parts of the world. Championship world’s Strongest Man 2015 was held in the spring in the Malaysian capital Kuala Lumpur, with the participation of 30 athletes from different countries. In the final round out of 2 winners on each of 5 days of training, and the triumph was celebrated by American Brian Shaw.
Brian Shaw was born 26 Feb 1982 in Fort Lupton, Colorado. Height – 203 cm, weight – about 200 kg. Tall and strong body type of both parents is passed on to the child, and to the final school Brian came up huge for his age hoodlum growth under 2 meters and weighing more than 100 kg, He was active in sports, especially like he was a basketball guy regularly participated in competitions at school and College. Gradually the Show began to experience cravings for power sports – not surprisingly, with such inclinations! He dragged the heavy and massive objects, to ensure their own ability to be a man of great physical strength and endurance.
The beginning of the sports career of Brian Shaw is considered a victory in the autumn of 2005 the tournament «the strongest man in Denver» with the rank of Amateur. The following year he became a professional, and systematically improved. In 2009 he won 3rd place in the prestigious contest «Fortissimus» in Canada. The greatest Show impressed the public that managed to raise 6 satin stones weighing from 135 to 192 kg, which is the tournament failed to make to anyone. In 2009, Brian took part in the competitions of World Strongman Super Series in Romania and world’s Strongest Man in Malta. On the most prestigious tournament, strongman began the now classic confrontation between Brian Show with Lithuanian Zydrunas Savickas. While Lithuanian giant has achieved victory, and the American became only the third.
A year later at the 2010 tournament in South Africa, Shaw and Savickas came out again to the final part. In terms of total performance in the six competitions of the Lithuanian minimally ahead of the opponent – 3 first places vs 2. Continued dominance of Savickas at the Istanbul exhibition tournament Giants Live in October of the same year, the American again finished second. However, the reward for persistence has found a hero already in 2011, when for the third consecutive final of world’s Strongest Man, held in the native Show of the North American land, Brian finally managed to beat Savickas and win a long-awaited victory.
In 2012, the Show failed to build on their success, finishing the tournament in Los Angeles unexpectedly low 4-th place – the worst years of participation in the competition. Such a resounding failure forced Brian to let yourself sweat in training to regain former form. And it brought results: in 2013, the enchanting Show is back, beating in the final of world’s Strongest Man «old friend» of Savickas. However, the next move in this incredible battle was once again in Lithuanian, and the American continued the tradition in an even-numbered year to remain without a title, finishing in 3rd place. The last tournament in 2015 brought Brian another rematch in the battle with Savickas.
- Personal bests:
- Squats – 410 kg
- Bench press – 290 kg
- Deadlift – 420 kg (without straps), 463 kg (with straps)
In free from trainings and competitions, the Show works as a personal trainer. Loves hunting and fishing, whale eat, likes sweet. Brian is a bachelor, but wants to find one which will connect the life.
But Brian Shaw is still the present and the future of power sports, and if we talk about the strongest man of all times and peoples, then we will talk about the great Japanese-Korean Masutatsu Oyama. He is rightly recognized as the most prominent representative of the martial arts, but, in addition, Oyama brought to a qualitatively new level of development of karate contributed to its rapid popularization in the world, and founded a new style of karate – Kyokushin.
Future legend was born in July 1923. in the Korean city of Gimje. From an early age, Mas began martial arts at the age of 13 has already received a black belt from Chinese Kempo.
2 years ago he went to Japan with the desire to become a military pilot. During the service flight troops Oyama continued to study martial arts and, inspired by Japan, began to actively explore the samurai tradition. Because of this, he soon had to leave the service and spend some time in solitude and away from the outside world on mount Shinobu.
He was difficult to sacrifice the career of a military pilot, but a passion for the development of the martial and spiritual skills are overpowered. More than six months Oyama spent on the mountain, constantly being improved in the development of military equipment and honing strokes on the trunks and branches of trees.
Inspired by the Mas returned home and immediately began to show what he has learned over the years. With him came together in a battle of the best master of martial arts, but no one was able to resist Oyama. Mas made a big bet on the strength and sharpness of the first blow, therefore, often are not ready for such a hurried opponents have finished the fight, as soon as the fight started.
Strength, Masutatsu Oyama had no words to describe: Korean with a Japanese soul was shattered tiles, the bricks, the perfect punch the palm of your hand cuts off the neck of the bottle, stood up to the aggressive bulls. To demonstrate his physical power Oyama wanted to fight with the strongest animals on Earth, but received a ban from the government on the killing of living beings for personal gain.
At the end of the 50s he created his own karate school Kyokushinkai, and in less than 60 years, the number of supporters of this style reached about 15 million people! Indeed, to overestimate the contribution of Oyama in the development of martial arts is impossible. When the great soldier died in 1994, he was buried by tens of thousands of people.
The most powerful people on the planet not running around with a gun on the screen, rescuing hostages and defeating enemies. They demonstrate their strength of prestigious international tournaments, showing by their example that nothing is impossible and if you want to take seriously their physical improvement – all the cards!