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Eddie Hall - The Strongest Man in History


World’s Strongest Man

An athlete, strongman, and actor, known as “The Beast”, Eddie Hall won the World’s Strongest Man competition, 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.

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


00:00 | Trailer.
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 Eddie 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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