Eddie Hall on how to eat and drink for maximum muscle gains 1 year ago

Eddie Hall on how to eat and drink for maximum muscle gains

He used to get up at 3am and eat raw steaks

Eddie Hall has revealed how he dieted to win the 2017 World's Strongest Man title.


When you look at everything he ate and drank, there's a lot you can learn. To build maximum muscle, it's all about protein and calories. When Hall was competing in strongman, he was putting as many as 12,000 calories away each and every day. Sometimes even 12,500.

For reference, the recommended daily allowance for men is 2000 calories. You'll need to add a lot more to that though, if you're engaging in strength training.

In a clip posted to Guinness World Records' TikTok account and previously seen on YouTube, Hall outlined everything he would eat and drink for brute strength and muscle building.


What Eddie Hall eats and drinks to build maximum muscle mass

"Coming up to a contest, I'd be eating round about 12,500 calories a day." Eddie Hall says he would get up at three in the morning, and then eat and drink the following:

  • Raw steaks
  • Protein shakes
  • Full English breakfast
  • Beef jerky
  • 150 grams of cashew nuts
  • Litres of cranberry juice
  • Milk
  • Protein shakes
  • Steak and chips
  • Salmon and pasta
  • Chicken and pasta or rice
  • Half a family cheesecake
  • Tuna sandwiches
  • Flapjacks
  • Five or six portions of fruit
  • Lucozades
  • More cranberry juice
  • Carb powder
  • Litre protein shakes with full fat milk
  • Coconut water after working out to replenish
  • Curry
  • Spag bol
  • Steak and chips again
  • The other half of the family cheesecake for pudding
  • Protein bars
  • Beef jerky

Hall says he'd also take snacks to bed as well.

"You've got to be constantly grazing like a cow," Hall says.


Cows have one of the largest stomachs in the animal kingdom, and even they would probably struggle to see off this much grub.

Hall is currently in training for a boxing match against rival strongman Hafthor 'The Mountain' Bjornsson. He's lost over two stone for the fight, but is still sinking as much as 7,000 calories a day.

Click here to see what Eddie Hall's current weight loss diet looks like ahead of his fight against Bjornsson