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Profile: Strongman Adam T. Glass

Strongman Adam Glass has agreed to be interviewed for World’s Strongest Librarian in the near future.  Before that happens, I wanted to give you a chance to get to know a little more about the madman from Minot.


Most things are breakable

Most things are breakable

Adam T. Glass:

  • Active member of the US military
  • Strongest guy I know
  • Great teacher
  • Owner of Unbreakable Fitness
  • Newly minted RKC
  • All-around cool dude

Long before I began pestering Adam with my own questions about how to bend and break things, I had seen his name a lot on the Dragondoor forum.  I joined the Diesel Crew forum later on and he was there as well.  I joined the Gripboard forum later on and he was there as well.

Adam’s active participation in the online strength world is characteristic of his nature – proactive and generous, at times a little aggressive.  But while he is a prolific contributor–tons of posts, articles, and strength training videos out there–his message is simple, as the best things usually are:

Glass 101

  • The basics work best and always will
  • Pick something that works and do it until it doesn’t work anymore.
  • Don’t change your routine as long as you’re getting results.
  • Strength trumps appearance
  • You don’t get to say something doesn’t work if you haven’t tried it for six months.
  • Kettlebells rule
  • Quit making excuses
  • Don’t take advice from people who haven’t accomplished what you want to accomplish
  • If you really wanted to be strong, you’d be strong
That was a horseshoe...
That was a horseshoe…

Photo courtesy of Straight To The Bar

There’s more, but that’s the core of what I’ve taken away from him.  I’ve learned a lot from Adam.  He is generous with his time, talents, and knowledge.  He may get paid to train people, but he also spends lots of time online helping people like me get strong with his free time.

Why should he care if anyone else is strong?  I’m not sure…I’ll ask him in the interview.

Watch this video: everything else you need to know is in here.  Those poor frying pans!


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  • flagmonkey May 8, 2009, 10:18 am

    Great, I first saw him last week @ straighttothebar. Is he a kind of entertainer? Could be awesome to have him him doing this stuff at a wedding instead of a crappy band.

    • Josh Hanagarne May 8, 2009, 3:59 pm

      entertainer, yes, but that’s not why he got into it. I completely agree about needing more strongman demos at weddings. The bride could wear a garter made of iron and the strongman could break it in half before the honeymoon could start.

  • Erik Strong May 8, 2009, 3:49 pm

    Josh, have you attempted bending a horseshoe yet?

    • Josh Hanagarne May 8, 2009, 3:57 pm

      no no no no no. That’s a long way off for me. I can bend a piece of bread and tear a kleenex in half.

  • Jeff May 13, 2009, 1:30 pm

    An interview with Adam should be great, he has an incredible amount of information to offer in the realm of strength – can’t wait to see it

    • Josh Hanagarne May 13, 2009, 3:08 pm

      Jeff, I’m actually talking to Adam tomorrow night on the phone. The interview will be up early next week. I think I’ve even more excited than you are!