The biography, life, and accomplishments of Eddie Hall

Eddie hall

Eddie Hall (born 15 January 1988) is a British former professional strongman known for his incredible weightlifting feats. He has won multiple strongman competitions, including World’s Strongest Man in 2017, and has a few world records to his name. 

Although Eddie has retired from strongman competitions, he remains in headlines for his insane lifts in the gymbody transformation, and beefs with fellow athletes

Below is a complete breakdown of Eddie Hall’s profile, stats, biography, training, and diet regimens.

Full Name: Edward Stephen Hall

Weight Height Date Of Birth
335-345 lbs 6’3″ 15/1/1988
Division Era Nationality
Strongman 2010 British

 


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Biography

Born in January 1988 in Staffordshire, England, Eddie Hall has made a name for himself in the strongman world and is now making waves in the fitness and boxing industries

As a teenager, Hall was a successful competitive swimmer and wanted to make it big in the sport, until things took a turn for the worse. 

When Eddie Hall was 12, his nan was diagnosed with cancer. This news shocked Eddie so much that he started having anxiety attacks and fell into depression. Over time, his anxiety problem got so severe that he got expelled from his school. 

It wasn’t much later that he started getting in trouble with the cops and his family. 

Iron Comes to the Rescue

Although Hall took anxiety-relieving medication and underwent therapy, he believes that the biggest change came when he started lifting weights. The iron became his outlet for the negative emotions he was experiencing at the time.

Eddie Hall started working as a mechanic in 2008. He trained and competed as a bodybuilder and entered the strongman circuit, having done a strongman competition at the Iceman gym in Stoke-on-Trent, Staffordshire.

In 2010, Dave Meer of Tamworth, Staffordshire, had to drop out of England’s Strongman Championships because of injury. This opened up a place for Eddie, who pounced on the chance. 

Catching everyone by surprise, Eddie won the competition on his first attempt. After this victory, Hall decided to pursue the sport and make a name for himself as a strongman. And rest, as they say, is history. 

Becoming UK’s Strongest Man

A year after his first strongman competition, Eddie won the UK’s Strongest Man show. He won this contest six years in a row (2011-2016), making him one of the greatest strongman athletes ever. 

After his first UK’s Strongest Man victory, Eddie Hall set a new national record in the “Viking Hold”, hanging on to 20 kg (44lbs) axes in each hand at full stretch for one minute and 18 seconds. The hold was so brutal that he ended up tearing his forearm tendons.

Crushing Records

In March 2015, Eddie Hall set a world record for the first time in his career by deadlifting 462 kgs (1,019 lbs). He accomplished this feat at the Arnold Classic Australia, where he was cheered on by the Governator himself.

Not long after, Eddie broke his own deadlift record by lifting a monstrous 463 kgs (1021 lbs) at the 2015 World Deadlift Championship. 

The World’s Strongest Man

Eddie Hall set a new deadlift record in July 2016 by lifting 500 kgs (1,100 lbs). Hall achieved his dream in 2017 when he claimed the long-awaited World’s Strongest Man title.

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Competition History

  • Britain’s Strongest Man 2018 – 1st
  • World’s Strongest Man 2017 – 1st
  • Europe’s Strongest Man 2017 – 2nd
  • Britain’s Strongest Man 2017 – 1st
  • World’s Strongest Man 2016 – 3rd
  • Britain’s Strongest Man 2016 – 1st
  • UK’s Strongest Man 2016 – 1st
  • Arnold Strongman Classic 2016 – 9th
  • World’s Strongest Man 2015 – 4th
  • Britain’s Strongest Man 2015 – 1st
  • UK’s Strongest Man 2015 – 1st
  • Arnold Strongman Classic 2015 – 6th
  • Europe’s Strongest Man 2015 – 9th
  • World’s Strongest Man 2014 – 6th
  • Giant’s Live Hungary 2014 – 3rd
  • Britain’s Strongest Man 2014 – 1st
  • UK’s Strongest Man 2014 – 1st
  • World’s Strongest Man 2013 – 18th
  • Giant’s Live Hungary 2013 – 2nd
  • UK’s Strongest Man 2013 – 1st
  • World’s Strongest Man 2012 – 18th 
  • Giant’s Live Australia 2012 – 4th
  • UK’s Strongest Man 2012 – 1st
  • UK’s Strongest Man 2011 – 1st
  • England’s Strongest Man 2011 (UKSC) – 1st
  • England’s Strongest Man 2010 (Elite) – 1st

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Training

Eddie Hall’s training regimen comprises a mix of strongman training and bodybuilding exercises. Since Hall is a pro strongman, he focuses on lifting heavy in every exercise. 

Day 1: Monday – Chest

Day 2: Tuesday – Back & Abs

  • Deadlift: 4-5 sets of 15, 12, 10, 8 reps
  • Lat pull-down: 4-5 sets of 15, 12, 10, 8 reps
  • Lat half-moon: 4-5 sets of 15, 12, 10, 8 reps 
  • Machine row: 4-5 sets of 15, 12, 10, 8 reps
  • Dumbbell row: 4-5 sets of 15, 12, 10, 8 reps 
  • Weighted crunch: 4-5 sets of 15, 12, 10, 8 reps 
  • Leg raise: 4-5 sets of 15, 12, 10, 8 reps
  • Sit-up: 4-5 sets of 15, 12, 10, 8 reps

Day 3: Wednesday – Shoulders 

  • Front to back military press: 4-5 sets of 15, 12, 10, 8 reps
  • Arnold press: 4-5 sets of 15, 12, 10, 8 reps
  • Front raise: 4-5 sets of 15, 12, 10, 8 reps
  • Lateral raise: 4-5 sets of 15, 12, 10, 8 reps
  • Shrugs: 4-5 sets of 15, 12, 10, 8 reps
  • Delt fly: 4-5 sets of 15, 12, 10, 8 reps
  • Rear delt raise: 4-5 sets of 15, 12, 10, 8 reps

Day 4: Thursday – Biceps & Triceps

Day 5: Friday – Legs

Day 6: Saturday & Sunday: Rest Day

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Nutrition

In his strongman days, Eddie Hall ate up to 10,000 calories every day. Although he mostly ate nutrient-dense foods such as fruit, veggies, eggs, and animal protein, Hall was known to eat up to two family cheesecakes in one day.

1. Breakfast 

  • Eggs 
  • Bacon 
  • Toast 
  • Beans 

2. Second Breakfast 

  • Porridge Oats 
  • Fruit 

3. Snack 

  • Protein Shake 

4. Lunch

  • Steak 
  • Pasta 
  • Cheesecake 

5. Snack

  • Burger Patties 
  • Apples 
  • Bananas 
  • Cheesecake

6. Dinner 

  • Steak
  • Potatoes
  • Salad 

Supplementation 

For someone who trains as hard as Eddie Hall, supplements can be a godsend for the post-workout recovery process. Some of the supplements Eddie relies on include:

Records

Accomplishments

In competition:

  1. Deadlift with straps and suit: 500 kilograms (1,102 lb) (former world record, current world record in competition)
  2. Axle press: 216 kilograms (476 lb) (former world record)
  3. Rogue Elephant Bar Deadlift with straps: 465 kilograms (1,025 lb)
  4. Log lift: 213 kilograms (470 lb) (British record, done at Europe’s Strongest Man 2018)
  5. CrossFit Isabel: 60 kilograms (132 lb) for 30 repetitions in 50.9 seconds (claimed world record)

Gym lifts:

  1. Squat: 405 kilograms (893 lb) (raw)
  2. Bench press: 300 kilograms (661 lb) (raw)
  3. Incline bench press: 225 kilograms (496 lb) for 7 reps (raw, paused)
  4. Leg press: 1,000 kilograms (2,205 lb) for 10 reps
  5. Deadlift: 536 kilograms (1,182 lb) (former world record)
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