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About Steve Shaw
Steve Shaw is a natural bodybuilding and strength training writer who fell in love with the iron game in the mid-80's. Mesmerized by the quads of Tom Platz and the torso of Mike Mentzer, Steve has spent the last 26 years studying muscle and strength building methods.
When he first hit the gym, Steve was a typical hardgainer. He tipped the scales at 150, and couldn't bench press more then 95 pounds for reps. Driven to improve, Steve began experimenting with weight progression and training theory. After a year of training, he had dramatically transformed his physique.
Currently, Steve Shaw is a national level powerlifting competitor training for a raw 700 pound deadlift and 500 pound bench press. Before switching over to powerlifting, he spent over 20 years training as a bodybuilder.
From writer and powerlifter Faheem Chauhan:
In my opinion Steve Shaw is one of the most knowledgeable people on the natural bodybuilding scene. Steve has an inimitable knack for zeroing in on exactly what people need to hear when it's appropriate. You won't find Steve giving blanket responses to individuals, he has a broad range of experiencevin coaching others which can help whatever your needs. Whether that is fat loss or muscle building and whether your eventual goals are to be a big bodybuilder, or a slimmer fitness contestant. Steve himself is a record breaking powerlifter and has been involved in fitness in one form or another for well over 20 years. I consider Steve to be a fantastic resource for all things related to bodybuilding and fitness, an excellent teacher and orator and finally I am also blessed to consider him a friend.
From powerlifter Al Brown:
I have known Steve for around 3 years now having met through Muscle & Strength. The first thing that struck me about him was how massive and strong he was. His numbers were significantly higher than almost everyone on the board. That impressed me although I know plenty of strong guys who have got that way more through luck than judgement. This is not the case with Steve; he is a scholar of lifting. I have had many a conversation with him on topics as diverse as carb manipulation, the origins of bodybuilding competition and the relative merits of different grip widths on bench press and whenever I have, I have learnt.
By far and away my favourite quality that Steve possesses though is that he is hugely passionate about helping others and seeing them succeed. I can count around 10 lifters in my small group of online contacts who have competed in powerlifting thanks to Steve's encouragement and coaching. That passion is rare in anyone but to have it in the abundance that Steve has, is incredible.