Making a world record as a deadlift holder by lifting 500kg under strongman rules in 2016, Eddie Hall has spent no shortage of time working out. However, after announcing his retirement following his success in the World’s Strongest Man 2017 competition, the 31-year-old decided to dramatically change his shape. Aware of his physique being less than healthy, Eddie overhauled his lifestyle and fitness routine. Now, the former professional strongman, from Stoke-on-Trent, has spoken exclusively to Express.co.uk about his weight loss.
The athlete previously weighed in at 32 stone.
Aware his health could be at risk, Eddie explained: “I knew that I was pushing the boundaries.
“I knew that I was basically risking my life with all the health factors – it’s very unhealthy being that big.”
The strongman decided to lose a large proportion of his body weight, altering his work outs and switching up his diet plan.
This included cutting out a lot of carbohydrates, instead focusing on a diet of protein and fat.
He also added in several boxing sessions and a land-based work out into his weekly training session – as well as going swimming.
These days, he cuts a far slimmer figure, weighing six stone less at around 26 stone.
So, what would Eddie suggest others looking to slim do?
“I think the number one thing would be to really take a step back and evaluate the diet,” he told Express.co.uk.
“A lot of people think they’ve got a balanced diet but it turns out they eat mainly carbs and they’re not having enough proteins and fats.”
Reflecting on how reducing his own carb-intake, Eddie shared: “And I found cutting out carbs almost completely has been a massive help.
“One of the best advice I can give someone trying to lose weight is eat what you want until lunch time, and then after lunch time, eat just protein and fats and cut the carbs out, and I’ll guarantee you’ll lose some weight.”
Eddie was speaking ahead of the launch of the TV show Knight Fight.
The history channel show sees six competitors battle with axes, swords, shields, and spears.
As if that wan’t enough action, the contestants fight for the winning titled all the while wearing more than 36 kg of armour.
Knight Fight continues on Tuesday at 9pm on HISTORY. HISTORY is on Sky 130, Virgin 270, BT 327, TalkTalk 327. Knight Fight is also available on demand.