08: You get an hour to interview someone you greatly admire. How does the interview go?
It would have to be Mikhail Shivlyakov - as far as I know, he’s only done one interview that was translated into English and that’s just not nearly enough! I’d spend half an hour asking him about himself, getting the ball rolling with a few strongman-related questions but drifting into whatever topics presented themselves along the way. I bet he’s had an interesting life… Then I’d spend half an hour asking him about the training he delivers (I think he’s got a hand in training Oleksii Novikov so I’d have to find out that he thinks of the whole deadlift/straps debate). This part would be more structured, ideally I’d like to leave with a step-by-step guide to how to make a strongman (no, no reason). Then hopefully I’d get to hug him and, y’know, sniff him a little bit.