Eddie “The Beast” Hall has over a year until his boxing march against strongman rival Hafthor “The Mountain” Bjornsson. The fight is scheduled to take place in Las Vegas in September 2021 and is marketed as “The Heaviest Match in History”.
Both athletes are already well underway with their training and for Hall, that means overhauling not only his training but also his diet.
“I’m basically a full time boxer. So I’ve completely changed my diet, completely changed my training regimen.”
The 2017 World’s Strongest Man (WSM) champion used to consume 10,000 calories of steak, pasta, and cheesecake when training for strongman competition. The change in diet has already helped him drop twenty pounds in two months. He shared what a normal day of eating looks like for him now in a video that he shared on his YouTube channel. Check it out below:
Hall starts each morning taking a full suite of vitamins including Vitamin C, Vitamin D3, iodine, glucosamine, Omega-3s, selenium, turmeric, and CBD oil to name a few. An entire counter in his kitchen is fully covered in small vitamin bottles and packets.
He follows that up by making a cocktail of electrolyte tablets, Vitamin C, and coconut water.
The first piece of food Hall consumes is an apple on his morning power walk that culminates in a stretch routine that helps warm up his body.
- 3 slices of bacon
- 5 eggs
- a slice and a half of toast with jam
- orange juice
There’s approximately 750 calories in his first meal. Before beginning his three and a half hour conditioning session, he makes himself a intra-workout shake with cranberry juice adding another 400 calories.
After sets of box jumps, weighted Bulgarian split squats, safety bar box squats, and yoke walks, the 2017 WSM champion whips up another shake with four scoops of whey in half a liter of milk adding another 600 calories.
Total calories: 1,750
Hall’s meals will usually involve lean meats, veggies, and rice as one might expect. On the day that he shared his diet, he had chicken curry and rice that was made with chicken stock to improve the flavor.
- 300g chicken
- 300g rice
- 150-200g veggies
- orange juice
The meal was approximately 1,300 calories. After a shower, “The Beast” takes an afternoon nap and then wakes up to a light snack of 300g worth of strawberries topped with honey tacking on an additional 300 calories before heading into his boxing training for the day.
Total calories: 3,350
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Post Boxing Session Meal
After getting in his work in the ring, on the speed bag, and the heavy bag, Hall grabs a quick meal in the gym consisting of leftovers from lunch. The combination of chicken, rice, and veggies piles 600 more calories onto the daily total.
Total calories: 3,950
He does another stretch session before hopping into his hot tub to relax before tackling a big dinner.
- 300g ribeye
- 2 large baked potatoes (no skin)
- 200g veggies
When including the mayonnaise he dabs on his steak for flavor, the total is 1,400 calories.
Total calories: 5,350
He finishes out his day of eating with a 700 calorie snack of:
- 300ml yogurt
- 4 cups of hazelnut
- 2 spoonfuls of honey
Total calories: 6,050
It is clear that Hall’s boxing diet is a significant change in calories from his 10,000 calorie strongman diet with a particular emphasis towards eating leaner meats and a lower overall calorie total. Hall and Bjornsson will not be fighting with any weight restrictions in their bout, but it is to both their benefits to have a lighter frame that can be more agile in the ring.
We’re excited to see the before and after photos a year and a half from now from Hall to see how much his change in diet alters his physique.
Feature image from Eddie Hall’s YouTube channel.