If your image of Eddie Hall is of the huge, hulking bear of a man who was crowned 2017 World’s Strongest Man and once held the official deadlift world record, then be prepared to change it because Eddie Hall is now leaner than you’ve ever seen him before.
Taking to Instagram, Hall revealed that over the past three years, he has dropped an incredible 36kg in weight, going from 196kg to 161kg, thanks to a combination of paying close attention to his calorie intake and training for his upcoming boxing match with rival and 2018 World’s Strongest Man, Hafþór Björnsson.
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Speaking previously about his weightloss Hall said: “Cardio training for big guys is unique, you have to adapt it so that you don’t lose muscle and you don’t tire out. Using methods to not only improve your cardiovascular system but also help your body to recover after weight sessions by shifting lactic acid, helping the tendons, ligaments and muscles to repair.”
In order to lose weight, Hall has also had to revamp his diet. While it still amounts to 7000 calories a day, according to Joe.co.uk, Hall’s daily diet now looks something like this:
- 7.30am: One apple before morning power walk
- Breakfast: Steak and scrambled eggs (five eggs), one glass of orange juice
- Mid-morning: Whey protein shake
- Lunch: Two large pieces of chicken, rice, mixed vegetables and half a glass of orange juice
- Mid-afternoon: Chocolate granola or punnet of strawberries with Manuka honey
- 6pm meal: Homemade chicken curry, rice and vegetables (carrots, peas and sweetcorn)
- Dinner (8.30pm): Large portion of air-fried chicken, two baked potatoes, asparagus, coleslaw, peppers cooked in butter and half a bottle of mayonnaise
- Evening snacks: Yoghurt, nuts, honey, fruit
And what of the boxing match with Björnsson? Hall already has his eyes on it, saying that his three goals for 2021 are: number one to knock out Thor, number two to “run the most successful sports expo the UK has ever seen, the Arnold Sports UK alongside Arnold Schwarzenegger”, and number three to knock out Thor.
Something tells us Hall will be looking for a knockout when he steps in the ring with with Björnsson later this year.
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