Eddie Hall Training & Diet Plan

Eddie Hall Training

Eddie Hall Training Routine and Current Diet

Eddie hall is one of the biggest names in the world when it comes to WSM. Despite only winning the World's Strongest Man title once, he has broken various world records and has bought a lot of attention to the sport through his TV shows and social media accounts. 

When Eddie won WSM in 2017, he was at his heaviest and admits that he was not at his healthiest. Eddie realised that he could not maintain the lifestyle required to participate at the elite level and had promised his family that he would retire as soon as he had won the title. Eddie stayed true to his promise and stepped back from strongman shortly after 2017. 

Since retiring, Eddie started to restrict his extreme diet and switched his training to include more functional movements. This led to rapid weight loss and an increase in overall fitness. 

In 2020, Eddie accepted a challenge from Thor to a boxing match and that totally switched his focus from general strength training to explosive power and mobility. 

Eddie Halls Current Training Program

Despite not competing in strongman competitions, Eddie incorporates a lot of strength training movements into his routine including deadlifts, squats and overhead presses. 

Eddie has converted the lower level of his huge house into a fully functioning gym with a boxing ring, resistance machines, a power rack, and cardio equipment. On top of this, Eddie has prioritised recovery by adding a fully functional spa with a sauna, hot tub and ice tub for cold water therapy. He also has his own hyperbolic chamber to speed up recovery from working out and for healing injuries. 

There are regular posts from Eddie on social media showing that he trains daily with a mixture of heavy lifting, accessory work, functional training and boxing drills. As the gym is in his own home, Eddie treats training as a full-time job and his whole day is built around training, eating and resting with a bit of TV work thrown in now and then. 

Eddie Hall Home Gym

Eddie runs 1-2 miles a day in a weighted vests, takes part in boxing drills and functional training on top of his strength work. 

This is Eddie's current training routine is detailed below. Every day starts with a heavy lift so that he can maintain high strength levels followed by accessory work. After training, Eddie eats and rests before starting his afternon functional training whuch consists of running, circuits and ring work for his boxing. 

Day 1 - Chest day

Flat Bench Press - 5x5 reps
Incline Dumbbell Press - 4x8 reps
Dumbbell Flyes 4x8 reps
Cable Crossovers 3x8 reps
Hammer Press 4x10 reps
Chest Dips 3 reps to failure

Day 2  - Back

Deadlifts 5x5 reps
Lat Pulldowns 5x10 reps
Low Cable Rows 3x8 reps
Bent over Dumbells Rows 3x12 reps

Crunches (weighted)4x10
Leg Raises 4x10

Day 3 - Traps and Shoulders

Military Press 3x8 reps
Arnold Press 3x8 reps
Front Raises 3x8 reps
Shrugs 3x12-15 reps
Lateral Raises 3x10 reps
Rear Delt Raises 4x8 reps

Day 4 - Arms

Dumbell Curls 3x10 reps
Barbell Curls 3x10 reps
Machine Preacher Curls 3x8 reps
Tricep Pushdowns 3x15 reps
Dips 3x15 reps
Skull Crushers 3x12 reps
Overhead Exensions 3x10 reps

Day 5 - Legs

Squats 5x5
Angles Leg Press 3x8
Leg Extension 3x12
Seated Leg Curls 3x12
Lunges 3x15
Straight Leg Deadlifts 3x12
Standing Calf Raises on Hack Squat Machine 3x15
Seated Calf Raises 3x15
Eddie performs a core workout everyday as part of his functional training consisting of crunches, ball slams, leg raises, side bends all in circuit form. 
Eddie Hall using an Ab Roller
Weekends are left free for recovery and family time with active rest. This includes walking and swimming in the hydropool. 

Eddie Halls Current Diet Program

During his strongman days, Eddie would make no secret of the fact that he was eating 10,000 calories plus per day to attain maximum strength levels and fast recovery. At the end of the day, after training, Eddie would eat his protein and healthy carbs and then he would work on getting his calories up by eating a whole pizza and a whole lemon meringue pie. 

With the boxing training,  he has to focus on mobility and speed, so he has switched to a much leaner, lower-calorie diet. Eddie still eats 6000+ calories a day but these all come from lean meats, fish, healthy carbs and protein shakes. 

Eddie regularly posts pictures of the meals cooked for him by his wife and seems to eat a lot of turkey or lean beef mince with rice. MyProtein sponsors Eddie so he is a big promoter of their whey protein shakes and more recently, their clear whey isolate drinks for both protein and hydration. 

Eddie Hall Career

Eddie started his professional strongman career in 2011 after winning UK's Strongest Man. This moved Eddie up in the world rankings and allowed him to qualify for the World's Strongest Man in 2012

Eddie did not manage to qualify for the finals of 2012 WSM and in 2013 also failed to qualify for Europe's Strongest Man. Despite failing to qualify, Eddie did compete in Europe's strongest man as Ervin Katona from New Zealand had to pull out. Eddie went on to place 8th in the competition. 

Eddie reached his first WSM finals in 2014 and finished 6th. 

2015 was a great year for Eddie, He placed 4th in WSM just missing out on a podium place and broke the world record for a deadlift, which many consider the ultimate test of strength. 

In 2016, Eddie became the first man to ever deadlift 500kg at the world deadlift championships breaking his own record by a considerable amount. This gained Eddie huge respect in the industry and he became known as the king of the deadlift. This record has still not been beaten in competition settings. 

2017 was the pinnacle for Eddie Hall. He won the WSM and immediately went n to retire stating concerns about long-term health and wanting to spend more time with his family. 

After retiring, Eddie went on to star in a variety of TV shows and web shows including Eddie Eats America and Celebs in Solitary. Eddie also became an ambassador for WSM and Arnold Classic with TV appearances and hosting live shows. 

In 2022 Eddie Hall and Hafpor 'Thor' Bjornsson (multiple WSM winner) faced each other in the boxing ring after a long-running feud. Both fighters went the distance with Thor winning by unanimous decision. A rematch looks to be on the cards once both fighters have agreed on terms. 

Eddie continues to inspire via his social media channels and is still actively training for general fitness and his rematch with Thor. 

Eddie Hall winning 2017 WSM

World’s Strongest Man

  • 2012 World’s Strongest Man – Qualified
  • 2013 World’s Strongest Man – Qualified
  • 2014 World’s Strongest Man -6th
  • 2015 World’s Strongest Man – 4th
  • 2016 World’s Strongest Man – 3rd
  • 2017 World’s Strongest Man – 1st

Arnold Strongman Classic

  • 2015 -6th
  • 2016 – 9th
Europe’s Strongest Man
  • 2015 – 9th
  • 2017 – 2nd

Giants Live

  • 2012 Australia – 4th
  • 2013 Hungary – 2nd
  • 2014 Hungary – 3rd

Britain’s Strongest Man

  • 2014 Britain’s Strongest Man – 1st
  • 2015 Britain’s Strongest Man – 1st
  • 2016 Britain’s Strongest Man – 1st
  • 2017 Britain’s Strongest Man – 1st
  • 2018 Britain’s Strongest Man – 1st

UK’s Strongest Man

  • 2011 UK’s Strongest Man – 1st
  • 2012 UK’s Strongest Man – 1st
  • 2013 UK’s Strongest Man – 1st
  • 2014 UK’s Strongest Man – 1st
  • 2015 UK’s Strongest Man – 1st
  • 2016 UK’s Strongest Man – 1st
  • England’s Strongest Man – 1st
  • 2010 England’s Strongest Man (Elite) – 1st
  • 2011 England’s Strongest Man (UKSC) – 1st

Eddie hall Private Life

Eddie was born and raised in Newcastle-under-Lyme in Staffordshire, England. He was a successful competitive swimmer and loved the drive that competition gave him to better himself. In school, Eddie struggled and after expulsion from Clayton Hall Academy, was home educated. 

Whilst working as a truck mechanic, Eddie spent his spare time training and competing in bodybuilding competitions where he was recognised for his natural ability to build muscle and strength with minimal effort. 

Eddie took part in a strongman competition with little training or knowledge of the sport and instantly became hooked on the sport. After changing the focus of his training, it didn't take long for Eddie to win the Elite Strongman England Championships and start him off on his strongman career. 

For a few years, Eddie struggled to balance competing with working long hours and believe his big break came when he managed to get sponsorship. this allowed him to leave his full-time job and put all of his energy into training and this is when the accolades started coming in. 

mental health is something that Eddie has been open about confessing to his struggles with depression and anxiety. During Mental Health Awareness week, he released a YouTube video detailing his experiences with depression and how he would not be here today if he had not reached out and asked for help. 

If you follow Eddie on social media, you will see that he still spends a lot of time with his fellow strongman brothers Brian Shaw and Robert Oberst and they regulalry fire shots at each other over Instagram. Eddie lists Brian Shaw, along with fellow Englishman Terry Hollands, as his main inspiration in strongman. 

Eddie hall with Alexandra Hall

Eddie is married to Alexandra Hall, a hairdresser and beauty therapist, and they have a son together. Eddie also has an older daughter from a previous relationship. 

Eddie Hall, Brian Shaw and Robert Obwerst

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