Where other strong men clench their teeth and scream terrifying Viking war cries to raise the dead at Walhalla, Anthony Fuhrman prefers Tango. Even. The 31-year-old athlete from Team Bodybuilding.com is an active member of the US Army and can lift 500 kg and pull a tractor-trailer across a parking lot. But what sets him apart is his alter ego.
Fuhrman calls his character "La Flama Blanca", and when he performs a fierce lift he trots out the characteristic soulful dance moves that have put a strong man on the radar of a hero. A whole new group of fans, fans, the like a side of laughter with their entree of grunts. It's easy to say, "think differently." It's hard to do that and become a power freak. Here Fuhrman outlines the secrets that helped him become a breakout star.
Become meaty with a spoon
Train hard, eat big, get paid – is not that the dream of every iron pounder? It sounds totally fantastic, until you have to do it for a living and start to feel like a human side of the beef that you are choking all the time.
"I'm going to eat so much," says Fuhrman. "It does not matter how much sleep you get, if you do not eat the right food all the time, you will not get stronger."
For Fuhrman, that means losing 3-4 pounds of meat a day.
"It's a lot of force-feeding, I use a spoon and a quick exercise, if you get it down faster your stomach will not tell you it's full and you can eat more." 19659009] 2. Forget the Holidays
If you see strong competitors, they are always at a badass event in an exotic location and doing something that will blow you away. See the world! Lift heavy things! Make new friends! It sounds fantastic again, but the reality is not so glamorous. You can lift up next to a beach, but you do not play in the sand and dump coronas for the job – being a strong man is an all-encompassing commitment.
"I have not been on holiday for four years," says Fuhrman. "If I'm going somewhere, training and an event is required, I've tried to turn trips for competitions into holidays, but it just does not work, Strongman is not paved with gold, so you have a lot of time and money." Money into it.
"I get a hangover if I stay up after 10 pm," says Fuhrman. "You can not go out and stay up late. You have to forget what most people think is a social life. "
Recuperation is second only to food, but you have to rest to prepare to plow through the meat with your spoon.  4. Being Strong Helpers
Hard work is part of the territory, but if you want to play tango in the circle of the winner in Beuteshorts, it helps to be a total mutant right from the start.Fuhrman completed three combat tours and a lot of strength and power Condition training for his work as an army infantryman, but he never considered himself a serious lifter.
"I started dealing with weights in 2012, but serious strength training did not start until 2015. I trained at a gym and there was one Man who ran a program for the 4th Infantry Division in Colorado Springs. He saw me lift 500 pounds and said, "Hey, try to lift this Atlas stone." I raised a 300-pounder for the first time and he was impressed. I was impressed with myself. I did something that other people could not.
That ignited the spark that would become La Flame Blanca and four years later Fuhrman is a pro and changes the game – if you can easily raise 500 pounds you have a good start [TurningtheSwitch
Fuhrman loved to watch wrestling pros as a child – and the biggest attraction for his three younger brothers to practice his 4, sniper, and suplex moves, "says Fuhrman. "And Ric Flair, well, nobody could do a promo like Ric Flair."
He still loves to wrestle, and he can apply some of what he has learned over the years to his social media game. Nevertheless, he works hard to create the magic.
"I'm miserable at making videos and doing Instagram, I like selfies, it's a love-hate relationship for me," he says. "If I'm in the mood, it's easy, but I always have to get out, no matter how I feel."
Whether it's time to go to the gym or in front of the camera – a real pro can flip the switch and let it happen.
. 6 Developing an Altered Ego
Fuhrman's La Flama Blanca character, whom he described as Strongman's version of Richard Simmons, helped him penetrate pop culture, giving him a taste of fame with a performance on The Rock's Titan Games , to come with more. Although it looks like fun and games, this game has a different level. It started with an experience that Fuhrman had in high school football. He was an outstanding player and dreamed of making it into the NFL, but first he had to play college.
"In the summer of my second year I was at JV and I really wanted to play college," he recalls. "My line coach told me I was not aggressive enough, I developed an alter ego and went into the camp with a concentrated aggression to be as mean as possible and I bullied people in the field that I did not bullied."  He did college. Although a tattered MCL ended his footballing career and sent him on a new path into the army, Fuhrman had found the strategy that would one day help him develop La Flama Blanca.