Days After Going Into Retirement, Bruised Strongman Beast Makes a Sad Confession About His Health: “I Had Torn Something”

Published 09/01/2023, 8:01 AM EDT

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The bodybuilding and powerlifting arena revolves around lifting weights. However, the Strongman community overrides bodybuilders and powerlifters with their insane lifts. Brian Shaw, the 4x World’s Strongest Man, is revered for his unbeatable strength as he manages to pull off otherworldly feats at the gym.

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The 41-year-old who recently won the Shaw Classic has a sad update for his followers. Taking to his YouTube channel, the Strongman confirmed pec tear and is on the road to recovery.

Brian Shaw’s tore his pec muscle

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The Strongman competition demands insane strength from the competitors. They perform heavy-weighted duties like pulling a vehicle, squatting massive weights, or bench pressing beyond limits to win a medal or trophy. Despite years of training, knowledge, and support, one cannot deny the risk associated with such weights.

Despite the physical struggle, the 6’8” Strongman beast won the World’s Strongest Man championship in 2011, 2013, 2015, and 2016. However, he decided to retire from Strongman competitions this year. His last event was Shaw Classics, and he won the trophy for his strength. 

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As the Shaw Classics just ended, the 41-year-old Strongman’s competitive career came to an end. While fans are finding it difficult to digest their icon’s retirement, Shaw has another sad update for them. The Strongman revealed that he tore his pec during the Shaw Classics. “During the Shaw Classic Weekend: The Strongest Man on Earth, I thought I had torn something in my chest,” he confessed. So, he is up for a procedure.

The Strongman Beast is seeking treatment

The Strongman fans are not new to the pec tear updates by their icons. Earlier, this year, Hafthor Bjornson tore his pec while bench-pressing 556 lbs. He kept his fans updated with his surgery and recovery and is now back to lifting weights. Brian Shaw is also walking the same path.

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The Arnold Strongman Classic winner realized that he indeed injured himself when his chest region was visibly bruised. So, he flew to Arizona for treatment and is hopeful for a speedy recovery as fans pray for his well-being.

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The Strongman arena is risky as the heavy weighted duties often leave athletes with injuries. But the passion to become the Strongest Man in the World keeps their spirit alive to train like there is no tomorrow. With advanced scientific technology in place, the icon hopes to recover soon. What do you think? Comment below and let us know your thoughts.

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Etha Bindu Rani

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Etha Bindu Rani is an American sportswriter at EssentiallySports. Being a fitness enthusiast, she considers Ronnie Coleman and Chris Bumstead as her inspirations. Apart from that, Etha is passionate about writing.
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