The Strongest Man in History: Brian Shaw’s Toughest Carry Yet (Season 1) | History

The Strongest Man in History: Brian Shaw’s Toughest Carry Yet (Season 1) | History


Come on beat oh I’m gonna have a heart attack right Nick. No, I’ve never had 350 pounds humbled me So roughly I seriously don’t know if anybody’s gonna be able to I really didn’t fence me. Oh Man you got a setup sweet as You guys know? the most famous feat of strength that Peter Francisco did was to pick up and shoulder an Eleven hundred pound cannon and carry it off a battlefield much like this right here. That’s beyond absurd I want to make sure that I’m being very respectful with how I put this because I really look up to Peter Francisco But the man did not put an 1,100 pound cannon on his shoulder. It would have killed him. These are all period-correct cannons so the little one on the end there is 250 pounds this one right here is 350 pounds this one jumps up to 700 pounds and the one on the end is right around a thousand pounds. Whoo so when you say this is 700 pounds you mean the whole contraption but the wheels the Stakes the metal the rope all this is at least 700. No, no just the tube Just right here 700 pounds. The whole rig is around 2,000 pounds. Oh my gosh This one’s ringing bells for me Right this one like 1,100 in total and then the barrel on the time that one 350 seems doable I can envision this francesco lifting a car into his shoulder running off the battlefield, but it definitely wasn’t 1,100 pounds it was Still an extreme feat of strength, but possible Challenges first we need to see if we get this on her shoulder So whoever can pick this Canon up and move it The farthest to those trees is the winner who wants to give it a go first I’ll go first cuz my arms bad, so I think I’ll be the worst at this Okay I could probably manage ten steps with that like that there was nothing to grip there was nothing to sort of lean on to it was just just an impossible object to pick up and I could see my biceps pull in I Really didn’t fancy it I’m the world record holder in the shield. Carry. I carried a 440 pounds shield over 75 feet I wanted to show the guys I still got it. I’m still here and I’m still plowing through Oh Oh, man You’re right, Nick. No Right away as I stand up with it. I realize there’s no way I’m throwing this to my shoulders It’ll tear my biceps off if I do that and I start walking and I’m going and I’m going I’m going I get a little bit of a decent rhythm and then the whole World just goes black. Whoo. There you go. Yeah. All right. Yeah, I stop I don’t even know if it’s possible. I Seriously don’t know if anybody’s gonna be able to do this Oh, that’s good, I’m gonna have a heart attack The only you only made sideways progress Honestly, this is starting to feel embarrassing. I don’t think any one of us is gonna get this on their shoulder I’ve never had 350 pounds humbled me so roughly It’s insane. I’m the four-time world strongest man I didn’t come all the way to Virginia to fail at Peter Francisco’s biggest feat of strength Come on Come on Even if nobody else understands what that’s like I’m I can’t believe I got to watch you do that. Yeah numbers on the scale can say whatever they want about that, but the shape just Literally doubles the weight I think Big respect to Brian to getting that to his shoulder walking it down the field That’s one of the most impressive things I’ve ever seen him alive makes me respect Peter Francisco even more Having known that he did Something very similar to that at 18 years old. I mean, it’s literally incredible. Yes for one brief second I actually felt a little bit like Peter Francisco You You

100 comments on “The Strongest Man in History: Brian Shaw’s Toughest Carry Yet (Season 1) | History

  1. Oscar Jimenez Post author

    It’s crazy. Those 4 are the strongest men in the world and only one of them completed that obstacle. Brian Shaw u are a mf beast!

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  2. Robert Patterson Post author

    that Peter Francisco tale reminds me of a fish story. the more it is re-told the fish gets bigger,,,,,…….

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  3. wheelmanstan Post author

    When Eddie gives Brian that look of pure admiration and awe you know that Brain is the strongest man on the planet. Yeah he's slow and clumsy and injury prone and never shows up on time, but when it comes down to who can lift the heaviest object it's usually Brian that lifts it. He's done a few lifts on here that are no doubt world records. And the other guys have done extremely impressive lifts and feats as well. I thought the smaller and older Nick Best would get beat each competition but he's actually been kicking his fair share of butt.

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  4. Brendan Kremer Post author

    I’m not saying he lifted 1,000 pounds but you have to take into account the adrenaline of the situation

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  5. Christopher Hernandez Post author

    Eddie Hall once said that the only way he deadlifted 500kg was to be in adrenaline situation. So he had to close he’s eyes and imagine it in his head. Okay now Imagine this. Peter Francisco was actually in a adrenaline situation(because he was in battlefield) where he HAD to carry a cannon on his shoulder. I think this is how he did it. Plus Brian and Peter are the same height.

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  6. Benjamin Scarfo Post author

    All these guys almost tearing biceps bc they are so juiced. Not hating I've taken it myself and muscle are quicker to tear when they get so big so fast. Brian probably has the most natural strength and the thickest tendons and walked it off. When I'm natural I can lift anything with little risk of a tear it seems. One juicy deadlift pr and I'm pulling or even tearing muscles

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  7. erik puka Post author

    Brian is a mythological creature.Hercules and Achiles couldnt stand a chance in strenght contests with him.

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  8. Castiel Null Post author

    there is no way that peter francisco guy carried 1100 pounds period no human on earth has that level of strength. That would take super human levels of strength

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  9. Braedon Dowell Post author

    Imagine these 4 guys showing up to an untouched indigenous tribe somewhere; they would be worshipped as giants lol.

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  10. Bo Ho Post author

    You kids do know this is scripted right? This wasn’t a real competition, it’s a scripted tv show

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  11. Daniel Gray Post author

    The fact that they’re able to even slightly manage something that typically takes a three man team is insane…

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  12. TheInteligenceOvWar Post author

    When your in the military and your life is on the line and your doing this almost everyday. Your body takes a beating as much as your mind. Knowing well enough that it is your job and that you don't want to let ppl down. I believe that if Brian was in the same situation and had the adrenaline rush, the fear and did what the soldiers did back then. He would of crushed it!

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  13. Noobkiller1705 Post author

    Dont try this at home

    Yeah hny, you remember that cannon I bought? YT told me Im not allowed to lift it

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  14. RF Johns Post author

    Each generation of strength stars coming up often state that today's strongmen are better than any time in the past.

    I read David Willoughby's encyclopedia of Strongmen "The Super Athletes" in 1970 and it clearly showed that we've had men & women that were genetic freaks in strength in the past even without drugs such as longshoremen capable of carrying 2 200kg barrels up the shipping plank.

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  15. Ethan Stang Post author

    Imagine the thoughts going through Francisco's mind. The American militia didn't have that many cannons to go around, therefore alot of people were depending on him to get the most important part of the cannon into friendly territory.

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  16. axelskull Post author

    i don't think the story is fake but i think he probably had at least one or two people holding up the back while he carried the brunt of the weight. and it definitely hurt.

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  17. #TACO Post author

    I'm sure the adrenaline of being on the battlefield contributed to Peter francisco carrying the cannon.

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  18. ENTE Post author

    Your organs dont grow like you body's muscle… i wonder how much harder everything in his body is working to accommodate all that extra mass… Either way looks like he could rip someones arms off and beat them with their own arms.

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  19. truth seeker Post author

    When I seen obi struggle to pick that cannon up it made me realise how phenomenally strong Brian really is. The dude is a bloody legend a modern day Hercules with a heart that could carry the world.. Onya champ

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  20. Julien Vinet Post author

    This "History started in 1776" T-shirt is just so blatantly insulting towards native Indians….

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  21. Bucket of Rainbows Post author

    These guys talking to each other makes me feel fuzzy and warm, like drinking hot cocoa on christmas

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  22. Dread Khan Post author

    I'll always be impressed by the story of Milo of Croton, who could supposedly hold a pomegranate in his one hand, allow other grown men to try to pry his fingers open (they failed to budge them), and he didn't even bruise the fruit inside. He was the best wrestler of ancient Greece. He also was notorious for training by lifting bulls… And then eating them. I think nobody today is going to try to lift a bull, what with the whole 'this animal could easily kill me' thing. It's a bit like Louis Cyr's overpowering horses thing, people just won't try that stuff even, so it's likely to be unmatched in the future.

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  23. Don't Think Post author

    In defense of Peter, when these guys say they don't think he did this, they also don't know the level of strength a man can have when their lives are on the line with bullets, and cannons raining down on them.

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  24. Ashton Bell Post author

    I love how you all compete against eachother but still cheer eachother on. Keep up the great work 💪

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  25. Pyro Head Post author

    These guys have to lift every over day (I mean for a bit of time, not a challenge like this) or so to at least maintain their muscle mass, and add to the fact they need like 5,000 calories a day and eat like 4-5 meals a day, I wonder how long it took HISTORY to film season 1.

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  26. Josh J Post author

    Gotta call BS on the 1100 lb cannon. Maybe he moved the barrel from a cannon with a total weight of 1100 lbs, but not an 1100 lb tube.

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