Eddie Hall shares his 25kg weight loss transformation
The 2017 World's Strongest Man Eddie Hall has shed a serious amount of body fat
In a sport that is renowned for raw power and sheer size, carrying a bit of extra body fat is expected. But that hasn't stopped Eddie Hall from dropping over 25 kilos in a fantastic weight loss transformation.
Hall smashed the strongman duopoly of Brian Shaw and Zydrunas Savickas last year to win the world title. When JOE were invited up for a workout earlier this year, Hall showed no signs of stopping.
He put up a jaw-dropping 135 kilo log press for easy reps, and managed to throw 60 kilo dumbbells around as if they were peanuts. Aside from winning the World's Strongest Man title, Hall's other honours include hitting a 500 kilo deadlift.
When he reached these goals, Hall weighed around 194 kilos. Over the last few months, he's set about dropping body fat and the results are clear for all to see.
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169.5kg / 373lbs 💪🏼 Been training really hard recently and I’m mega fired and hungry for success... Doing 5 cardio sessions a week including boxing, cycling, swimming, and HIIT land training. On top of 4 x weight sessions. My best change has been my supplementation and the best product I’ve ever come across in the industry thus far is OBLIVION by @myoband.teamsnf 👈🏻👈🏻👈🏻 Give this a try guys it’s the most efficient way I’ve ever got my protein in, it’s zero digestion so instant delivery and 2 small scoops is 27g of pure protein. #transformation #oblivion #beast #sinkorswim #backupyourbullshit Big Love The Beast
To burn so much fat, Hall has used a combination of resistance training, HIIT cardio and a controlled diet. This no-BS approach can help anyone get results.
Hall is proof that cardio does not need to be boring. Boxing, cycling, swimming and a mixture of HIIT variations keep training interesting. You won't find a treadmill in sight. If you're lacking the motivation to stick to a cardio routine then finding a fun way of burning calories is the way forward.
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Doing HIIT training to keep muscle mass has been a great tool for keeping fit without loosing the gains. Anymore than 60secs and the body starts to dunk muscle as it adapts to your exercising. Cardio doesn’t have to be long and boring... Do 60 seconds of something that’s fun like sprinting, tyre flipping, tyre sledge hammers, prowler sprints, boxing pads etc And then 60 seconds rest and repeat!!! Shorts from @xploape #transformation #beast #theoiscoming #oblivion #sinkorswim #backupyourbullshit Big Love The Beast
Although he may have taken a plate or two off the bar, weightlifting still forms the basis of Hall's programme.
Lifting free weights isn't just for gaining size and strength. Moving heavy weights around will also burn a huge amount of calories. It's simple science - the heavier an object, the more energy you use moving it. Heavy compound exercises such as squats and shoulder presses will also preserve muscle mass when dieting.
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