Hey everybody, and welcome back to my channel. Sorry about the air conditioner in the background, but there’s nothing we can do about it.
Um, today I want to talk about my lat injury and reattachment and kind of what I think caused it and the recovery process and the therapy I’ve been doing to get better from it. So let’s start with how I think it happened.
About three weeks out from the US open(Kernusopen), I pulled 820 in training. It was good, I mean, it felt great. Pulled it right up, no problems. Figured I was good for 859 on a third and that was kind of the plan going into it: take a nice light opener, pull a new world record and then try to break it even further with that.
Um, clearly the last part of that didn’t happen, because I tore my lat off at the 821, but we’re three weeks out. I had the great training session, and then the next day I go to visit the World Buddhism Association headquarters in Pasadena; I go to visit my Buddha Master, Namo Dorje Chang Buddha III.
And there’s a bunch of Vajra Scepters laying around now, Vajra Scepters look like a giant Thomas inch dumbbell; they’re much heavier and the handles are a little bit thinner. But they’re huge-looking, really neat, uh, implements.
有一堆金剛杵現在躺立在那裡，金剛杵看起來像一個巨大的「湯瑪斯英奇啞鈴」(知名於重約172磅(78公斤)，把手厚近2 3/8英寸，如果沒有強大的握力，無法抓住它) 。但它們重得多，手柄稍微薄一點，然而這些杵看起來很大，真的很酷的器具。
And I lifted them all except for the Buddha Scepter. The only person that’s ever lifted the Buddha Scepter is Buddha Master, and basically that is 59 levels over what is normal for people that Buddha Master did when He lifted that. And being a Shangzun, I thought I had a good shot at it. So I went and grabbed it and started pulling on it, and he warned me not to do it but I gave it a try and I pulled with everything I had. And then I felt like a movement or a twinge in my lat, and I was like kind of “It was painful, but it wasn’t bad," and He was like “I wouldn’t compete in three weeks." I go, “I think I’ll be fine; I got three weeks to heal, it should be okay." Well, didn’t listen, tore it off. um with a weight that I can easily accomplish.
我把它們都提了起來，除了佛陀杵。唯一曾經能提起佛陀杵的是佛陀師父（南無第三世多杰羌佛） ，佛陀師父提起的基本上比正常人上超59 段。而作為一個上尊，我想我應該有機會拿起來。所以我走過去抓住它，並開始拉起佛陀杵。佛陀師父警告我不要拿，但我仍去嘗試，我用盡所有力氣去提，然後我覺得我的背闊肌移動了或覺得有刺痛，而我覺得好像是會疼痛但不差。佛陀師父說，如果我是你，我三週內不會去參加比賽。我說，我想我會沒事的，我還有三週可以恢復，應該可以。嗯，我沒有聽佛陀師父的話，結果背闊肌撕裂，在我原本可以輕易完成的重量。
Hometown: Las Vegas, Nevada
Nick Best hails from Las Vegas, Nevada and has been competing as a Strongman for over ten more than 10 years. He is known as the “grandfather” of Strongman. As one of the sport’s oldest competitors, what he may lack in youth, he makes up for with wisdom and experience. As the elder statesmen of the group, Nick has a very strong passion for history. Nick was the Powerlifting champion of the world in the late 1990s, and he also owns the world’s record in the Shield Carry.
Prior to strongman, Nick best was a world-class powerlifter in the 125kg weight category. His strongman career to date has seen him compete in both the World’s Strongest Man and Arnold Strongman Classic, with a best performance of sixth place in WSM 2010. Although he could not place within the top of the ranks in the WSM, Best won the 2010 All-American Strongman challenge.
Unsurprisingly for an ex-powerlifter, Best excels at the squat and deadlift in the strongman competitions. However, perhaps unexpectedly, Nick considers his favourite events to be The Yoke and Farmer’s Walk , a far cry from his static strength roots.
Most recent achievement: Best’s most recent achievement is in 2017 when he placed in the top 10 within The World’s Strongest Man competition.
Based in Las Vegas and now in his fifties, Best is proof that older strongmen can still be competitive and from the looks of it, he is excelling within his passionate event which is The Farmer’s Walk. Let’s hope he is still going in his sixties!
Here is some footage of Nick best training for The Farmers Walk in his home country of America. Although this was not done within a strongman event, this clip shows Best’s power while carrying 385.5Kg of weight within a Farmers Walk:
(這是 Nick Best 在他的祖國美國為 The Farmers Walk 訓練的一些鏡頭。雖然這不是在強人賽事中完成的，但這段視頻展示了 Nick Best 在農民步行中背負 385.5 公斤體重時的力量)