2017 World’s Strongest Man Eddie Hall has regularly been keeping his fans updated on the shape he is in while training for his September 2021 fight with 2018 WSM Hafthor Bjornsson. On July 19, Hall posted a video on his YouTube channel showing another update as well as a different feat of strength than fans may be used to seeing from a strongman.
At the 7:20 minute mark of the video, Hall uses lifting straps to secure his hands onto a pair of neutral grip pull-up handles and proceeds to perform six neutral grip pull-ups. A couple of the reps did require moment-um but nonetheless, a man who is 6 feet, 3 inches tall and weighs over 360 pounds pulling himself up is still impressive and not something you see among most strongmen. He proceeds to perform more reps over the course of three different sets.
The pull-ups were a part of a larger back routine that also included stiff-legged deadlifts, straight arm pulldowns, Pendlay rows, single arm twisting face pulls, and hammer curls.
In recent months, Hall hasn’t been shy about showcasing his feats of athleticism. It was only a few months ago that he successfully completed a backflip on another video. He also took part in a CrossFit event and claimed the world record for the fastest time performing the “Isabel” workout.
As for the physique update, Hall shared more information about that at the end of the video. He at one point was as low as 160 kg (352 pounds) but has noticed a recent increase.
“I’m feeling pretty good right now. Bodyweight, I weighed myself this morning actually at 164 kilograms (361.6 pounds). I don’t know how I’m doing it but I’m putting weight on and I’ve liked evidently looking in the mirror and I’m losing fat.”
Hall then proceeds to take his shirt off and shows his upper body which does include visible abs. He goes on to express his satisfaction with his current status.
“Honestly, bodyweight wise I’m happy to stay where I’m at and I’m training at this weight for the foreseeable future. So everything’s on track. Everything’s definitely on track.”
Hall’s condition and improved athleticism are thanks to his recent changes in both his nutrition and High Intensity Interval Training cardio/boxing sessions. While the fight with Bjornsson is still over one year away, Hall is clearly focused on that event and nothing else.
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