Do you think you could eat 11 meals a day? As you know, nutrition is a key component to living a healthy lifestyle and stands as equal with the exercises you do when it comes to getting lean and putting on muscle mass. But when it comes to training for the World's Strongest Man, the herculean tasks also require a herculean appetite.
Standing at nearly 7 foot tall and weighing over 415lbs, Brian Shaw has the honour of being the current reigning World's Strongest Man along with holding an impressive set of strong man records such as a 825lb Squat, a 880lb Deadlift, and a 1,140 strapped Hummer Tire Lift. Needless to say, body mass is obviously critical when you are handling huge weights like that and to get to these levels not only requires lifting heavy weights, but stringent meal prep and a steady intake of nutrition in the form of protein and carbs. Brian Shaw broke his day-by-day meals down in an article for Flex and boy were we impressed:
Meal 01 (When waking): Muscle enhancer and testosterone supplement shakes
Meal 02: Protein shake with peanut butter, 2 bananas, one cup of oatmeal, multivitamin supplement
Meal 03: 10oz of Tuna with a baked potato
Meal 04: 14oz lean beef with one cup of rice
Meal 05: 12oz chicken breast with two cups of pasta
Meal 06: 10oz Tilapia fish with one cup of rice
Meal 07(Pre-workout): Energy boost supplement shake
Meal 08(Post-workout): Muscle growth supplement
Meal 09: Protein shake with peanut butter, joint relief supplement
Meal 10: 14oz lean beef with baked potato
Meal 11 (Pre-sleep): Protein shake
This colossal intake amounts to a meal every two hours with 10,000 calories consumed in total daily, in-between two to four hours of heavy weights and intense training using staple lifts such as Deadlift, Squats, Bench Press, and Overhead Press.
This is partly why he has beaten the competition to World's Strongest Man in 2011, 2013 and 2015 and how he has ended up with 25 inch biceps and a 60 inch chest. We just don't want to see his grocery bill!