The Badass of the Week.

Mariusz Pudzianowski

A couple months ago I mentioned my dog Zydrunas Savickas, and this week the BotW honors are going to my wife's favorite professional strongman, Mariusz Pudzianowski of Poland.

Mariusz is a total badass who needs to be recognized on this site, mostly because he's been crowned as the Met-Rx World's Strongest Man three out of the last four years and that by definition makes him an über-badass.  He won it in 2002, 2003, 2005, and 2007, came in second place in 2006, third place in 2004 and has won three straight Europe's Strongest Man competitions and four Poland's Strongest Man contests.  The guy fucking DOMINATES professional strongman events, benching about 606lbs and deadlifting 870lbs and holding world records in events like the 500lb Suitcase Carry and the Pick Up a Goddamned Motorcycle and Carry It Around for a While.  Holy shit, that's awesome.  Plus, Mariusz is set apart from some of the other strongmen by virtue of the fact that he's probably the most ridiculously cut men I've ever seen in my life.  He doesn't have any of that trademarked paunch that the rest of the dudes out there have;  He's just like completely chiseled out of a giant mass of solid muscle.  It's fucking ridiculous that God would allow any human being to be as ripped as him.

On top of being a four-time World's Strongest Man and the most dominant professional strongman in the sport today, Pudzianowski is also a fourth-degree black belt in Kyokushin Karate and was a professional boxer in Poland for seven years, so you know he could seriously fuck someone's shit up.  I mean, I would probably seriously put money on him in a fight against fucking King Kong.  The guy's ridiculous.  The only real points I have against him is that my wife thinks he's hot and I don't like it when she thinks anyone other than me is even remotely attractive.

You can check out his personal site here, where he's got a bunch pictures of himself cracking walnuts with his biceps and tearing a hole in the universe by deadlifting cattle.


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