Former World’s Strongest man winner and professional strongman Eddie Hall has transformed his physique, after undergoing a weight loss challenge intended to reduce his body fat while preserving his strength.
Retired from strong man competition for health reasons, the 31 year old has said, “It was so stressful and I put a lot of pressure on my body to win the World’s Strongest Man,” Hall says. “I’m only 6’3″ and I achieved a body weight of 440 pounds. To put it blunt—if I stay at that weight for so long, I’m going to kill myself. That’s why I’ve had to step it down a peg and lose a bit of weight.”
In one 17 day stretch of his weigh loss challenge he lost over 20 lbs.
Eddie went from 430 pounds to 373, taking up a new regiment of aerobic exercise including boxing, cycling, and swimming as well as a more moderate weight training program.
He looks amazing and even has a six pack now.
Here is what he looked like at his largest. Strongman competitors emphasize strength and often gain significant amounts of body fat due to their high calorie diets.
As everyone knows, abs are made in the kitchen and regarding his new diet Eddie said, “Diet wise, all I’ve done is basically cut out carbs nearly completely. I’m basically on an all-protein, all-fat diet.”
In case you were wondering here are his personal records:
- Deadlift with straps and suit 500 kg (1,102 lb; 79 st)– world record
- Rogue Elephant Bar Deadlift with straps – 465 kg (1,025 lb; 73.2 st)
- Deadlift with straps 463 kg (1,021 lb)
- Axle Press– 216 kg (476 lb) strict press – world record
- Log Lift– 213 kg (470 lb) strict press – British record, done at Europe’s Strongest Man 2018
Gym lifts (all raw):
- Squat– 405 kg (892.9 lb)
- Bench Press– 300 kg (661.4 lb)
- Leg Press– 1,000 kg (2,204.6 lb) for 10 reps
- Deadlift with barbell elevated 18 inches off the ground – 536 kg (1,181.7 lb) – (unofficial world record) via wikipedia