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Eddie Hall’s Routine At Peak Of Strongman Training Makes Mark Wahlberg’s Look Easy

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Eddie Hall’s Routine At Peak Of Strongman Training Makes Mark Wahlberg’s Look Easy

Back in 2017, Eddie Hall was crowned the World’s Strongest Man. On top of that already incredible feat, Eddie has been named the UK’s Strongest Man and England’s Strongest Man on a number of occasions. 

As you can imagine, it didn’t just happen overnight. 

At the peak of his strongman career, achieving that level of strength and physique involved unimaginable hard work and determination. 

In his early strongman days he even managed to maintain a full-time job as a mechanic alongside his gruelling exercise regime, but quit in 2014 to focus full-time on becoming the World's Strongest Man.

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And, if you’ve ever wondered what it takes to be win the World’s Strongest Man title, then get a load of this. 

Eddie’s workout plan combined strength and endurance training alongside typical ‘strong man training’. 

Credit: Zoie Carter-Ingham
Credit: Zoie Carter-Ingham

In order to get into fighting shape, Eddie completed ‘five cardio sessions a week – including boxing, cycling, swimming, and HIIT land training’, according to Fitness Reaper.

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On top of this, he added four weight sessions - just for good measure. 

This workout regime helped Eddie lose 8kg in just over two months, working out to nearly a kilo a week. 

Even more surprisingly, he did it all whilst eating a whopping 7,000 calories a day – that's almost three times the suggested daily calorie consumption for an adult male. 

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Credit: Alamy
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Typical meals consisted of chicken, rice, vegetables, chocolate, granola, baked potatoes, coleslaw, to name a few. 

Back in September, Eddie said on YouTube: “Because of my size and the intensity of my training program, I have to eat a lot. It’s not only time-consuming to eat so much, but it also takes a lot of planning, consistency, and effort.” 

To help him recover from his intense workouts, Hall uses a hyperbaric chamber in which he breathes in pure oxygen for around one and a half hours every day.

In a video from 2017, before his World's Strongest Man victory, Hall explained that he sets the pressure to 30psi, the equivalent to being around 20m to 30m underwater, breathing pure oxygen in through a mouthpiece.

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He wrote at the time: "It's all about how far you're willing to go these days because if you're not doing it I guarantee someone else out there is."

Eddie decided to leave the world of professional strongman competitions due to health concerns, but he has now set his sights on a different path – that of boxing. 

The former strongman is set to fight Game of Thrones star, Hafþór 'The Mountain' Björnsson. 

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The match was due to take place last September, but sadly had to be postponed due to Eddie suffering a detached bicep. Ouch! 

The fight has now been rescheduled for 19 March.

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Speaking to Muscle & Health late last year, he explained how he's been involved in some seriously intense training ahead of the long-awaited bout, as well as claiming he's definitely going to knock his old rival out. 

In order to do that, he's dropped down in weight from the 200kg (31.4 stone) he attained when he became the World's Strongest Man in 2017 to just 158kg (24.8 stone). 

It's a lot of weight to drop, but Hall believes that it has stood him in perfect stead to fell The Mountain in a few weeks. 

Hall said in a YouTube video: "Boxing is a whole new ballgame for me and requires a different kind of fitness and endurance to strongman.

"My schedule is pretty hectic with fitting in hours of training, six meals a day, business meetings and family time."

Featured Image Credit: Instagram/Facebook

Topics: Eddie Hall, Weightlifting, Sport

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