We all know Santa's a big dude, but that doesn't mean we should make any assumptions about his gym habits. The guy must work out; climbing down chimneys carrying our presents requires some intense physical labor.
As it turns out, Santa may be in much better shape than we ever gave him credit for...
Meet Albie Mushaney, who is better known by his Instagram name: Big Bad Santa.
This goes out to @marksmellybell @mbslingshot @thesupertraininggym for making several great products. Today I used three of these products on my way to a third place finish at the Strongman Corporation Masters Nationals during the Olympia. Unfortunately due to the contest I couldn't track Mark down to thank him personally.
The married father of five is documenting his journey to conquer type 2 diabetes and, as his Facebook page states, "to become the world's strongest Santa."
In case you were wondering how Santa trains for carrying presents for every kid in the world, it looks something like this:
Because sometimes I do silly shit. Tonight is 70% of all five events from the contest next Saturday. Got them done in less than 2 hours and I'm feeling strong and ready for combat. Tis the season for ass kickins. As always my number 1 Swelf @strongmandrew with the camera. @teamfrek #jackedsanta #FReKfamily #FReKstrong @cerberus_strength_usa #superyoke For licensing and usage contact email@example.com
Big Bad Santa's Instagram is racking up a respectable following, just in time for the holidays — and his videos are getting thousands of views.
Seems like all I do is reps...for a year or so. My last official pr was 625 in contest about year a half ago even though before nationals I tripled 620. So when coach @mikeyk413 called for 90% of my 1rm I used the Wendler calculator and came up with 635. So I did it a couple times, then the power went out in my gym. Since we are in the basement of a 3 story building it got pretty dark. Finished the workout in the black with a single at 650. Was going to double it but something was wrong with my set up and failed to get it past 4 inches. Set it down, reset a little then made it happen. I feel pretty good about the day but I am disappointed in myself from a fix standpoint. I didn't eat enough today or yesterday (call it guilt from the 11 pound Thanksgiving binge). Well I'm back on the job and will be ready for Kennewick in two weeks. Special shout out to my boy @strongmandrew for finally getting that injury monkey off his back. #deadlifts #jackedsanta #FReKfamily #FReKstrong #polarexpress #sponsormysupplementsplease #santa
....Since seeing Santa work out (especially lifting 650 pounds) is a pretty rare sight, after all.
Who knew that Santa had so many talents?
Does this suit make me look fat? Lol did a local contest today and qualified for the USS nationals next June. Decided to be silly for the crowd, only needed 1 rep but did 3 for fun. Took some pics with some kids afterwards and that is what is all about. Ford ranger with 1000 lbs of kegs in the back was a little bit of work. It was a good day and a great show presented by the future of strongman in the northwest and fellow member of the polar express @strongmandrew Let's not forget the shirts provided be @teamfrek and the trophies provided by @kamikaze.sports.nutrition #truckdeadlift #FReKstrong #FReKfamily #jackedsanta #teamfrek #polarexpress
He can make and deliver presents AND he can lift vehicles. With kegs. NBD.
Suddenly, we're even more determined to end up on the nice list this year. The naughty list could have some serious consequences.
...And don't forget to add the protein powder to the cookies and milk.