Adam Bishop, a part-time strongman, is a Senior Strength & Conditioning Coach for the Harlequins Rugby Team. Adam represents Great Britain at the age of 30 at the 2019 Tachi Palace World’s Strongest Man. At 6’3” and 313lbs, this is Adam’s 4th appearance at the World’s Strongest Man competition.
His best event is the Deadlift. “I feel my technique is perfectly suited to my body type on this event.”Adam won the Deadlift event at 2019 Britain’s Strongest Man (12 reps on 320kg = 705 lbs axle). Adam would describe himself a “strength nerd” as he’s all about planning out his training 1 year in advance.
What were your greatest accomplishments in other sports you participated in before your strongman career?
AB: “I began my sports career as Pro Rugby player at Saracens RFC for 2 yrs, playing on the wing (2007 & 2008). I then wanted to push myself in an individual sport, so I turned to Strongman.”
What made you want to become a strongman?
AB: “I always watched WSM as a kid growing up and I became fascinated with strength. To be the best athlete in your chosen field is very appealing to me.”
How do you manage to balance work and strongman training?
AB: “Everyone at Harlequins is very supportive of my SM career. I train after/before players & they give me time off work to compete. The club also allowed me to design their gym – Needless to say I sneaked some SM equipment in there!”