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Mark Henry: Strongman’s Love for BBQ

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My very special guest today is Mark Henry, “The World’s Strongest Man,” a retired Olympic weightlifter, powerlifter, strongman, and World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE) Superstar.

During his 25-year career, Mark has held numerous wrestling and heavyweight championships, as well as world records in weightlifting. He is an amazing athlete and showman who was inducted in WWE Hall of Fame in 2018.

I’m curious about what you really need to eat in order to lift a car or pull two trucks.

Mark and I chat about how coronavirus changed his eating out habits, about his favourite barbecue places in Texas, and the most memorable moments from his professional career.

“It’s like a pilgrimage. You get up early, travel to another place and stand in line for a few hours to get a good barbecue.” – Mark Henry

Time Stamps:

00:30 – Who Mark Henry is.
03:10 – Mark’s four current shows despite the coronavirus lockdown.
04:24 – What he has been eating during the lockdown.
05:53- Mark’s 3 favourite BBQ spots in Austin.
08:42 – What makes a good barbecue.
14:08 – Where Mark grew up in Texas and how he learned to cook from his mother.
21:20 – What kind of tacos he likes to eat.
22:35 – Why Mark will always eat meat.
25:30 – What kind of meal plans he had when he trained for the Olympics.
31:10 – What Mark thinks about vegan and vegetarian lifestyles for athletes.
36:15 – How Mark competed in a drug-free way, without any performance enhancements.
39:00 – How it was to start competing with your idols and what’w so attractive in wrestling.
44:32 – What is the best match Mark ever had.


Smitty’s Market
Stiles Switch BBQ
Black’s BBQ
Franklin Barbecue
BBQ by Rudy’s Country Store
Snows BBQ
Truth BBQ
Louie Mueller Barbecue
Contigo Austin
Swift’s Attic
Odd Duck
Willie Mae’s Scotch House
Busted Open on SiriusXM
Fight Nation on SiriusXM
Texas Real Food

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