Eddie Hall – The Strongest Man in History
Eddie Hall is the athlete, strongman, and actor better known as “The Beast”.
In 2016 he set the deadlift world record at 500kg – over 1100 pounds – which he said was one of the most dangerous things he’s ever done.
In 2017 he won the World’s Strongest Man competition at the sixth attempt, accomplishing a lifelong dream.
Today he spends his time recording television projects and YouTube shows, promoting strongman as a sport and mental health awareness. He is also filming a documentary with Arnold Schwarzenegger.
02:42 Brian’s thoughts on the episode.
04:03 Brian’s introduction.
04:44 Eddie compares his home city Stoke-on-Trent with London.
07:10 Eddie’s world beating deadlift accomplishment as a definition of human achievement.
09:34 Negativity fuels his fire.
12:22 How Eddie achieved the world deadlift record of 500kg
16:33 Arnold Schwarzenegger his lifelong hero, observation of whom taught Eddie much.
20:08 Continuing towards the 500kg world deadlift record.
23:01 The weekly financial cost of becoming the strongest man.
24:31 The day of the 500kg lift contest.
36:30 Coming down from the massive high.
38:48 A very early decision to be the world’s strongest man, but then he becomes a swimming champion.
45:54 How his future in swimming came to an end, and he took a sink or swim decision.
53:08 Where his unusual physical ability comes from.
57:29 An emotional Eddie explains how much his nan influenced his life.
1:04:58 The tough years of training to become the world’s strongest man.
1:15:45 How he felt the day after he won the world’s strongest man.
1:22:20 Eddie speaks frankly about his mental health issues.
1:30:18 Can Hollywood ever replace the struggle to be the Alpha Male?
1:33:57 The day that will be very hard for him.
1:36:05 The legacy he would like to leave behind.
1:37:05 Family time now.
1:39:11 What scares him.
1:40:52 Eddie’s opinion on political correctness.
1:45:56 What keeps him awake at night.
1:47:13 Telephone call to the 20 years old Eddie Hall.
1:48:10 Best advice he ever received.
1:48:54 Success secrets.
1:49:27 Why, when Edie is the Alpha Male, he is also willing to show his emotions and share his past.
1:53:27 Does he still think about his nan?
1:54:29 Brian’s summing up.
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