I realize that and know that most of the strongmen do steroids. The point was BrianG comments about consuming resources. Obviously there is a huge difference between what a strongman does and someone who eats 10,000 calories on the couch. Either way it's consumption of calories and fat people getting shamed for it.Norwegian wrote:Reibeam,
Magnus Samuelsson was also a Strongman competitor (and a European arm wrestling champion before that again), he did not sit still. He was pretty much doing only the following three things, almost every day of the week, every week of the year, year in year out: Lift heavy things (a lot), eat (a lot), and sleep (a lot). Oh, and you know what's part of the staple diet for virtually all elite Strongman competitors? Steroids. Having said steroids, I am neither approving this nor judging them, it is their choice and they all are aware of it. It's an open secret. It also doesn't mean they don't work hard. They do, and they are working extremely hard. This is why they can do what they do. The same goes for elite level powerlifters, in particular in the raw category. People like Malanichev, Konstantinovs, Koklyaev, Efferding, Spoto, Hall, etc. get the record numbers they have because of superior genetics, superior work ethic, and superior supplements. Eating 10,000 calories a day if you do what they do, is a little bit different from eating 10,000 calories a day if you do nothing or very little at all.
It was also probably a bad example. Unfortunately, I think I am letting some of the ignorant comments get to me. And I am sure I have made some too. Probably best to take a break from DW for a while. It feels too much like reddit now.