American strongman Evan Singleton is without doubt one of the rivals making ready for the 2023 Shaw Traditional, slated for Aug. 19-20, 2023 on the Budweiser Occasions Middle in Loveland, CO, and based mostly on the appears to be like of his coaching, he’s ready and assured in his probabilities.
On Aug. 11, 2023, Singleton posted a coaching video on his YouTube channel, which featured him performing a standing overhead press with 204 kilograms (450 kilos). You possibly can see the complete video beneath, with the large elevate coming on the 3:49 mark.
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Singleton eliminated the barbell from the rack and took three small steps to organize himself. He pushed the bar up, nevertheless it got here again down rapidly after rising solely midway. He instantly regrouped and pushed once more, and the second time it went up all the best way to lockout. He lowered the load to shoulder degree and re-racked the bar. He wore wrist wraps, elbow sleeves, and a weightlifting belt for the elevate.
Within the moments after, Singleton stated that he might have rushed the primary try as a result of his total physique wasn’t tight. As soon as he regrouped and set himself, the bar went up, and he expressed confidence about his probabilities on the contest.
“Going into the Shaw Traditional with a 450 (kilos) out of the rack, I’m comfortable, assured, and yeah, and ending out of the rack on a extremely good notice.”
Singleton goes into the 2023 Shaw Traditional with numerous momentum because of his victory on the 2023 Giants Reside Strongman Traditional on July 8. He superior to the 2023 World’s Strongest Man last earlier than that, ending that contest in a career-best fifth place. He competed within the 2022 and 2021 editions of the Shaw Traditional as effectively. He was eighth out of 15 males within the 2022 Shaw Traditional and fifth out of 16 in 2021. Trey Mitchell received each contests.
The 2023 Shaw Traditional has numerous historical past driving on it. Apart from promoter Brian Shaw reporting it to be his last contest as an athlete, the competition winner will now earn the title of “Strongest Man on Earth” because of Shaw buying the rights from unique proprietor and Fortissimus strongman contest promoter Paul Ohl.
Featured Picture: Evan “T-Rex” Singleton / YouTube