Eddie Hall has dropped somewhere in the region by 100lbs in body weight since winning the World’s Strongest Man award in 2017, but “The Beast” loves pumping iron just as much as he ever did. In an exclusive interview with The man who once broke the world record for deadlift At 1,019 pounds (462 kilograms), the 34-year-old from Staffordshire, England, has opened up about muscle and fitness in a wide range of subjects. speaking in MyProtein Labs The fitness show was mirrored live in London Amazing requirements which strong men have for calories, and discuss the ways he is now keeping his weight down. The Beast, who also won medals in his early teens in the 50, 100, 400 and 1500m freestyle events in the UK, shared how Sports had an important impact on his general fitness.
How important are live fitness events like this to you?
They are very important. Obviously, well, being online is great, but I think one-on-one interaction is very important, maintaining that connection with people. Covid, and some kind of lockdown made people really lose touch; Little of that one-on-one contact. You see all these people on your screens, at bodybuilding shows, on TV, on tough guy and everything, but I think having one person is what these guys want and it’s good to give back a little bit and you know, do the photos, do the autographs. I remember as a young teenager going to these kinds of events and meeting (the people I looked up to). They inspire you and just those little moments of meeting your heroes can make all the difference.
Speaking of social media, we love your Instagram and enjoy watching you swim, this is a part of your story that people may not know about. What was your background in swimming?
I won British citizenship, I think, from the age of 11 to 13 – that was a long time ago and I don’t follow through. I set some British records but yeah, I was on a potential world class team, which is basically like the GB Junior Olympic team, and that was my thing. When everyone in school was studying for a high school diploma, I was in a swimming pool. You know, two hours in the morning and two hours at night, most days. Yes, it was a very difficult thing to go through as a kid, but I think it taught me a lot of self-discipline, and what you put into what you get. I think this is a great scheme for the rest of my life.
You have reduced your weight over the past few years. Swimming is great for that. Did you increase your cardio level?
The heart became a little more It’s an essential component of my routine. Walking is the main thing, you know, [I put a] Jacket weighted at 20, 30 kilos. I only take my dog a mile and a half, most mornings, at a good pace,
This makes me totally fit. Heart rates hit like 140s and 150s for 15 to 20 minutes and for me that’s all you have to do, get a good heart rhythm every day, but yeah, weights are definitely a staple for me, and probably always will be. You know, I like to keep fit but I also like to keep fit too, that’s important.
How was your calorie intake at the height of your strong career, compared to where you are now?
I mean, when I was the size of the world’s strongest man, in American terms, I was 433 or 434 pounds. So, you know, I was a giant guy. And I actually did a study with Staffordshire University once (in 2016) where I sat in a chair and wore all this respirator and they were able to measure the expenditure of oxygen and carbon dioxide, and they could see how many calories you burn sitting in a chair. And they worked for me sitting in a chair, for 12 hours, I would have burned 5,000 calories that big. So, you must be thinking, how many calories do I need to not only feed that, but to feed [training] sessions. You know, I’ve been moving a lot, training a lot, two to three times a day, so at my biggest I’ve been talking 10,000 to 12,000 (calories), over 12,000 most days. Nowadays, the number ranges from 4000 to 6000. So, almost half but I am not half my body weight. I suppose it was the sheer mass that made the difference in the number of calories in and out.
Your wife, Alexandra, will help you meet your higher calorie requirements. What are some tricks you guys used?
I mean, food was a chore. When you’re a tough guy, food is an absolute chore. You know, you don’t enjoy your food at some point. then so [all about] A good healthy diet, you talk about your regular porridges and steaks and rice and chicken for dinner and vegetables and the same for dinner and evening meal but I suppose it’s with a strong man [about] By adding those little calories, if you have chicken curry with rice, you know, you can chop the back of the bacon in there to add a thousand calories. Breakfast, you would like a smoothie, you can’t make it with water, you can make it with ice cream. Then for dessert, lunch, and dinner, you’ll have half of the family cheesecake for dessert, and half of the family cheesecake for dinner. You know, cheesecake alone is 3000 to 4000 calories, so you have the healthy foods, but you also have to add the scraps to increase the mass and get that energy there.
What’s next for Eddie Hall?
I want to go back to my country YouTube channel And I start doing more funny things there because I feel like this was my bread and butter. And then, mathematically speaking, I just take a step back. I just take it as it comes. I don’t have any contracts, no offers under my nose yet. You know, there’s no point in me going and boxing Joe Bloggers down the road, it must be a big name, there must be someone out there really, or not worth doing in my opinion.
But it is clear that you are still ready.
Yes, I mean I always will. So, I mean, I’m just waiting for another chance, but until then, I’m going to book into TV shows, get back into the YouTube business, and stay fit and active. These are my main goals now.