Carry That Weight: A Glimpse Into The Life of the Seventh-Strongest Man on the Circuit
Carry That Weight is a very fun and quirky article about Strongman competitions, and the unique individuals who participate in these physically demanding events.
While the subject matter is very unique and interesting, I really liked Alex Pappademas’ writing style.
It’s hard to pin down, but in describing some of the contestants from a distance… it makes them seem a bit more vulnerable, a bit more isolated. There are many points in the article that make training for these types of events seem incredibly lonely.
I now have a certain image in my head, after reading this article: a row of impossibly large men, each of them burdened under enormous weights, and each of them trying their hardest not to scream.