As Tom Stoltman observes, at 6 feet 8 inches and 28 cents, he doesn’t blend in. His thighs are 34 inches, about the girth of most men’s waists.
He has to break the bed and toilet seat and hide under the door for fun. He eats eight fried eggs daily for breakfast, and during games he increases to ten, with mushrooms as his side serving. Whole, of course.
These are just a few of the details associated with the strongest man on the planet. No one has won the title more than five times. Stoltmann, 28, sees no end to his conquests and is putting his 14-year record of Poland’s Mariusz his Przionowski in jeopardy.
what is a pole? One of his three giant brothers, Stoltmann has Polish ancestry. Luke is 10 years older than he is and is also a rival to the strong. At just 6 feet 6 inches, Harry is the youngest and has just broken into the field. Luke, who is four inches shorter than Tom, describes himself as the smallest in the litter.
“When I was a kid, they didn’t give me a proper diet. Dad’s cousin was a pretty fine man,” he said. Me.
That’s right. The tonnage they shift in the gym each day is impressive, but the numbers don’t tell the whole story. Little understood in his youth, a condition that afflicted him and his family when undiagnosed is now embraced by Stoltman as his “superpower”. and a growing celebrity to raise awareness of this condition and encourage others to realize their own potential.
“People don’t want to be open about it because it gets labeled. I’ve changed that stigma ever since I called it my superpower,” Tom said. The amount of messages I’ve received from people, kids, seniors, parents.It’s great to see that using my platform.I’m autistic, but I’m hitting ‘normal’ people. The strongest man in the world to beat.
“That superpower is like a cheat code to me. I put everything my brain knows into this sport and use it to my advantage in ways I know will make me the best in the world. Calling it a superpower makes it very powerful and people love it.
Luke recalls a familiar challenge to many families who are participating in the same struggle for understanding. “Our mother had to fight. , everything had to be very routine.This is what we do.It was in middle school that my mom went down the path of a diagnosis.My role as an older brother was to make sure Tom was safe. It was to make sure that
Despite Tom’s marital status, it still is in some ways. The pair train together every day at Invergordon’s gym. They compete with each other, sharing the running of the family “strongman” business, selling merchandise, running online strength training courses, and running gyms around town. Also, the growing he has been completely refurbished with one, Primal’s state-of-the-art kit. Many major brands seek association with the Stoltman name.
Luke, who holds serious respect in many fields, including a log press of more than 200,000 people, has come to terms with his drop in rank in the family hierarchy. A lifetime of caring for a brother ten years younger helped him transition from first-born scion to second officer.
“When I realized how good Tom was, the ego aspect quickly melted away. Watching Tom go from childhood to teenage day and night to become who he is today was a blast. It would have been very difficult for Tom to do something like this at the time, and the fact that he’s now twice as strong a guy and I can compete with him is great with him Traveling around the world is wonderful.
The pair shift 13,000 calories a day each in the competition. This is about five times his daily requirement for an adult male. The rules are simple. Stuff your face with as much stuff as possible for as long as possible. Stacked American pancakes filled with cream, syrup, sugar, fruit, bacon, etc. for breakfast, three double he burgers and chips snacks during the day, pasta for dinner, protein shakes before bed and so on. Sleep is rarely an issue.
Away from the competition, Tom sets his alarm for 7 o’clock and spends an hour thinking about the day before he meets his meal obligations. The week maps to your training and eating schedule. With the exception of weekends, every minute counts and Tom gets the structure and shape he needs to make the most of his life. Yet he has moments when he has to go off schedule for repairs.
“The gym saved my life. I love training and competing. I can’t wait to wake up and go training with Luke. I am motivated.”
Luke quietly sits by Tom’s side and nods his agreement and, more importantly, his support. My assumptions of the two weeks it took to reschedule easily led to prima donna syndrome when what was actually working was Tom’s autism which he still had to manage.
“Physically, I’m not struggling. But mentally, in the first few years of Strongman, I struggled with the mental side of things, interviews, etc. I thought I was going to be Strongman.” Luke had to do an interview with me first, I had to put myself in an uncomfortable situation. That has to do with autism.When I walked into the room, no one knew I had autism.They wondered why I wasn’t spoken to on camera. I guess.
“I’m still struggling. Even if a session at the gym doesn’t work out, at home. Too many scheduled interviews can really burn you out. I have to go home.” I don’t know, if I had an interview like this, I wouldn’t be able to do it.Even a bad session at the gym holds me back.If I fail a deadlift or something, I can’t do the rest of the session. I go home and it disturbs me all night.It used to work much better.I still struggle but I am coping well these days.Just put on a mask and build your confidence .”
Whether it’s pulling trucks, lifting cars off decks, or throwing Atlas balls in the gym, Tom feels he’s unmatched in the hyperstrength business. Luke agrees based on his painful experience, not out of his brother’s affection.
“I quickly realized that Tom had a lot of potential. Become a mountain and gain incredible size and strength.
A camera crew has been tracking the pair for the past three years. It’s expected that the material will shape into another Netflix winner, Tom was bad at football as a kid, including winning a tournament against Invergordon against Celtic and Aberdeen junior his teams. Several of his contemporaries from that representative side have played professionally.
That Tom has grown beyond the role of centre-half, or that there are corpses littering the Highlands, as in his crown defense in South Carolina, is a mercy for Scotland’s senior pros. “If I go 100 percent, I don’t think anyone can beat me.”