The Beast Eddie Hall
In 2017, Eddie Hall dead-lifted 500 kg. That’s 1100 pounds.
Three years later, no one has come close to beating his record.
From truck mechanic to superstar, Eddie’s journey is incredible and is one that continues to amaze his fans every day. His career has taken him across the globe and opened up a new career in acting for him.
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An athlete, strongman, and actor known as “The Beast”, Eddie has also won the World’s Strongest Man competition, accomplishing a lifelong dream. Originally a swimming champion, Eddie decided to turn his focus to becoming a strongman. He discussed where his unusual physical ability comes from, the tough years of training that it takes to become the world’s strongest man, and the insane weekly financial cost of training that hard.
Today he spends his time recording television projects, including a Netflix documentary series, YouTube shows, and a documentary with Arnold Schwarzenegger. Eddie also spends his time promoting Strongman as a sport and spreads awareness about mental health.
Eddie is an incredible guy, he was very honest about his struggles and wasn’t afraid to get emotional about his life. We chatted about how important his Nan was to him and the influence she had on his life. Eddie talked about Arnold Schwarzenegger and how he is his lifelong hero, and how cool it is to be working with him now.
Leaving Behind a Legacy
Eddie also spoke frankly about his mental health issues, what it was like the day after he won the World’s Strongest Man. We chatted about what keeps him awake at night, the best advice he ever received and what scares him. Being the alpha male that he is, I really appreciated how vulnerable and emotional he got with me. We also talked about the legacy he wants to leave behind and how he’s focused on his family at the moment.
Even if you aren’t a bodybuilding or Strongman fan, it’s really hard not to love Eddie. What he’s achieved is insane. Being one of the World’s strongest men and being able to essentially lift a male polar bear’s worth of weight is something most people will never dream of doing.
And that’s why I find him so inspiring. His determination is unmatched, and I know you will find this episode with Eddie Hall fascinating.
Join us as we discuss:
- His relationship with his grandmother, his childhood, and getting kicked out of school
- Hyperbaric chambers, hypnotherapy and restorative bodywork
- Andy Bolton, Jón Páll Sigmarsson, and Hafþór Júlíus Björnsson
- His struggles with depression, the Strength Industry, and living in Stoke on Trent
- Losing consciousness after lifting 500 kgs and the negative effects on his brain
- The Strongman contest, being an alpha male, and the Hercules Gene
- Thor the Mountain and Arnold Schwarzenegger
- His acting career, T.V. shows and Netflix documentaries