Yue Yang – Chinas Strongest Man

We ask a few quick questions to Chinas Strongest Man Yue Yang AKA the Beast From the East to get to know him better.

Where are you from?
I was born in Beijing China

What is your current height and weight?
178cm (5’10”)
145kg (320lbs)

What was the catalyst that turned you into strength training?
When I was 23 I saw the first strongman competition hosted in Hainan I was attracted to it and immediately wanted to compete!

Tell us about your training facility. Does it specialize in all facets of iron culture (powerlifting, strongman, bodybuilding)?
In the beginning we had to learn about strength and strongman on our own. We would download foreign competition videos and learn to lift from videos and do everything we saw in them.
To build our facility we had to visit an iron waste facility to find and pick out garbage. I was making about $740 a month and spent $590 making this equipment and ended up having thousands of dollars worth of equipment and making our training base.

What does the Beast have to eat on a daily basis?
In off season it is about 3 meals. If there is a competition then it is 4 meals and between 7,000 all the way up to sometimes 10,000 calories.

What is in the future for you?
I want to host competitions and teach the younger generation and also pave the way for future strongmen.

If someone wants to be strong, what advice do you have for them?
Don’t compare yourself to other people. Everyone has a different physique Everyone has a different metabolism.You always continuously improve and keep doing that!