Strength AthleteCoach to the World's Strongest Man
Brian became a strength athlete in his late teens under senior strength coach John Cupello at the Apollo Gym in Manchester. Fitness and strength became very much a part of Brain’s life from that day forward. Brian achieved some minor success in drug-free bodybuilding competitions by the National Amateur Body Building Association (NABBA). He went on to set some respectable lifts as a drug-free power lifter and specialty strength athlete at 200 lbs bodyweight in 1980: Squat 665 lbs x 1 rep, Dead Lift 525 lbs x 1 rep, Bench Press 405 lbs x 1 rep, Seated Press Behind Neck 225 lbs x 1 rep.
Brian extended his role as a strength athlete when in 1985 he went to Iceland to wrestle the 4 time World’s Strongest Man, Jon Pall Sigmarsson. Brian and Jon became good friends and later Brian helped to coach Jon Pall in both the martial arts and strength training.
Jon Pall Sigmarson, 4 times World’s Strongest Man, with Brian in a headlock
Jon Pall slamming Brian
A Fighters Magazine Article about Brian
Brian featured in a Fighters Magazine article