“Like a Kid in a Candy Store”: Despite Retiring From World’s Strongest Man, Brian Shaw’s Latest Fitness Update Leaves Fans Begging for More

Published 06/01/2023, 1:30 PM EDT

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Recently Brian Shaw declared that he had concluded his professional appearances on the stage of the 2023 World’s Strongest Man competition. He will be bidding farewell to his illustrious career with a final event called The Shaw Classic, scheduled for the month of August.

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However, his name is etched so deeply in the hearts of the people of the bodybuilding world that even after retirement, he has the full capacity to captivate his fans about him. Shaw is full-on to his prep for the last ever competition of his life and it is evident from the video. However, the comment section of the video took an exciting turn! Let us find out how.

Fans delight as Brian Shaw receives new equipment for his mountain gym

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On his YouTube channel ‘shawstrength’, Brian Shaw recently posted a video where he drives a forklift to transport new equipment delivered by Rogue Fitness for his mountain gym. The level of excitement on Shaw’s face is absolutely adorable and his fans love his enthusiasm. One of his fans commented on the video, “Hell yeah! A new Shaw video just in time for lunch! Love ya, Brian! Thanks for being awesome 💪”. His reaction is compared to one of a kid at a candy store. His follower says, “Brian getting new gym equipment is like a kid on Christmas morning” and another one conveying the same emotion says, “Like a Kid in a Candy Store.”

However, apart from all the wholesome comments in his videos, there was a humourous turn in the section. His fans started joking about the Strongman’s love for fork lifting seeing him all giddy in the video. One of them sarcastically says, “Now that Brian is retired from Strongman, he can finally spend all his free time training for Strongman.” Another fan takes up the note in his free time after retirement and says, “After retiring from Strongman Brian can finally fulfill his dream and become a full-time forklift driver.”

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The level of engagement in his video about a mere update in his gym is commendable, and that too even after retirement. Shaw has definitely not just earned a name, but some fans that shall remember him forever.

Brian Shaw gears up for a final performance at Shaw Classic

Shaw is definitely overwhelmed and is gearing himself up to give his best in the final Shaw Classic since it will be the last marking performance in his career. In one of his interviews, he says, “It’s tough to say those words, “this will be my final time,” but it will be. It’s time to close this chapter of my career.” Furthermore, he stated, “It is incredibly difficult for me to organize, deal with everything behind the scenes, and also train for the competition… and I only feel like it is fitting for me to do my final Strongman competition at the Shaw Classic. At the event that I have created to give back to the sport that I love.

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With Brian Shaw’s retirement, an incredible era in the sport of strongman will come to a close. He has made an enduring impression as one of the best strongmen of all time, motivating many sportsmen to engage in this difficult sport. What do you think about the 2023 Shaw Classic and the Strongman’s retirement? Let us know in the comment section below!

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Aheli Chakraborty

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Aheli Chakraborty is a pro writer for Bodybuilding at Essentially Sports. From staying tuned to Cutler’s latest podcast, to delving deep into Dorian Yates’ recent Instagram post, Aheli has hit the ground running. With extensive experience in the sports and entertainment industry, she likes to keep her readers coming back for more.
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