Watch Eddie Hall Get Smoked In A Workout Against The World’s Strongest Woman

Strongwoman Rhianon Lovelace just won five out of the six workouts against Eddie Hall!

Strongman Eddie Hall loves a good challenge. Almost every week we see the 2017 World’s Strongest Man taking on some a lot of food or taking on some crazy workout. This week, Hall decided to test his strength against the 2018 World’s Strongest Woman, Rhianon Lovelace.

Lovelace is the 2018 World’s Strongest Woman in the -64kg weight class and regularly deadlifts over quadruple her bodyweight. She pulled 260kg at the Irish Muscle Power Expo this past June. Hall clearly respects the heck out of her, strongly emphasizing how impressive her strength is in the video: “She can deadlift four times her bodyweight!”

In the video the two went head-to-head through various strength exercises:

  • Bench press
  • Deadlift 
  • Squat
  • Viking Press
  • Yoke
  • Hanging

Of course, every exercise was scaled to bodyweight: Hall is weighing around 170kg, and Lovelace competes as -64kg athlete. Here’s how it shook out.

The Results

  • Bench press bodyweight for reps 

Results: Lovelace: 27 reps, Hall: 18 reps 

Winner: Lovelace

  • Deadlift (60 seconds) Hall will be pulling 250kg, and Lovelace will be pulling 100kg

Results: Lovelace: 28 reps, Hall: 11 reps

Winner: Lovelace

  • Squat (60 seconds) Hall squatted 170kg, and Lovelace squatted 70kg

Results: Lovelace: 40 reps, Hall 18 reps

Winner: Lovelace

  • Viking press (60 seconds at bodyweight) 

Results: Lovelace: 18 reps, Hall: 40 reps 

Winner: Hall

  • Yoke (Hall has 340 kg, Lovelace has 120kg)

Winner: Lovelace

  • Hanging (bodyweight) for time 

Results: Lovelace: 1:56, Hall 1:23 

Winner: Lovelace

So, out of the six exercises on the day, Lovelace absolutely smoked Hall. She ended up winning five out of the six events! Pound for pound, Lovelace is stronger than the former World’s Strongest Man.

We just became even more excited to see Lovelace compete next.

Featured image from Eddie Hall’s YouTube channel. 

Celia Balf

Celia Balf

Celia is a Staff News Writer at BarBend. At the BarBend office, you can find Celia writing news stories covering the largest strength sport competitions in the world, in-depth features with world record-holders, big lifts, and everything in-between. Celia also orchestrates and helps create content for the BarBend social media pages. She is a former Division 1 soccer player turned content producer and sports journalist.

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