Standing 6-foot-8 and weighing 425 pounds, American strongman Brian Shaw is a humongous human being. A native of Fort Lupton, Colorado, Shaw has dominated the World Strongest Man competitions of late. He is the reigning World’s Strongest Man, a title he won in 2011, 2013, 2015 and 2016.
Recently Shaw decided to show off his incredible strength by breaking the 100-meter indoor rowing world record.
Shaw was training at Super Training Gym in Sacramento. After a few reps on the rowing machine, he decided to try to beat the 100-meter indoor rowing machine world record of 13.3 seconds. Shaw easily destroyed it. Without even training for the attempt, he demonstrated incredible explosiveness and power to beat the record with a time of 12.8.
Though the Concept2 website has not yet updated the record, Shaw clearly broke it. Throughout his strongman career, the 34-year-old has broken a lot of world records, including the stone lift at the 2016 Arnold Sports Festival where he lifted a 555-pound stone over a 4-foot platform.
Rowing is a great whole-body conditioning and strength exercise. It allows athletes to get conditioning work in while maintaining the muscle mass they need during the season. Rowing is a low impact exercise that increases an athlete’s power endurance.