Strongman competition pulls its weight

The Strongman competition took place over the weekend, where the mettle of the best weightlifters in Canada was tested.

Max Boudreau was one of the standout competitors at this year’s event, and he took the time to speak to Yorkton This Week about his history with the sport, how it came about for him, and what happens next.

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“My record is 100 lbs over the marked weight,” Boudreau said as to how he so cleanly swept Saturday’s competition.

“I just do what I’ve got to do and that’s it.

“I’ve been doing this for 10 years. I started out as a bodybuilder, and my friend showed me Strongman and said, ‘Come try Strongman this weekend.’ I’m really competitive, so every week I was trying to get stronger and stronger. It was fun to see, and it’s just never stopped since then.”

Boudreau’s training regimen, as one might expect, is disciplined and intense.

“I do bodybuilding throughout the week of all the main muscles, and strongman events through the weekend to get ready for those shows.”

Max already has his eyes on the next chapter of his success.

“My next show is nationals, for Canada’s strongest man in September.”

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