Strongman Eddie Hall recently trained with professional boxer Tommy Fury, who defeated YouTuber-turned-boxer Jake Paul in February. Hall and Fury have lifted together before to train chest. Eddie “The Beast” Hall was surprised to see the heavyweight boxing champ Tyson Fury’s younger brother boast strong pecs, so they teamed up again.
On July 2, 2023, Eddie Hall and Tommy Fury trained shoulders with plenty of volume. Watch the full workout via the video below, courtesy of Hall’s YouTube channel:
The Eddie Hall and Tommy Fury’s Workout
Below are the exercises that comprised Hall and Fury’s workout:
- Seated Dumbbell Shoulder Press
- Dumbbell Lateral Raises
- Machine Lateral Raise
- Reverse Peck Deck Fly
- Cable Incline Triceps Pushdown
- Cable Triceps Pushdown
Hall’s intent for the session involved adding weight and lowering reps with each set; a pseudo-reverse pyramid style.
If you start on 15 kilos, 50 reps, go up five kilos every time, lower the reps [by] 10.
Based on that cadence, the following sets would consist of 20 kilograms for 40 reps, then 25 kilograms for 30 reps, and so on.
Seated Dumbbell Shoulder Press
Hall started with 30 kilograms for 50 reps of seated dumbbell shoulder presses, while Fury started with 15 kilograms for 50 reps, testing their muscular endurance. Fifty reps should drive a lot of blood to the shoulders, causing inducing a massive pump. They rested for two minutes between sets.
Hall told Fury mid-set that Hall previously started his shoulder days by grabbing 60-kilogram dumbbells and repping until he couldn’t, which lead to approximately 50 reps. Hall felt that was an excellent way to increase shoulder power and endurance, which is of interest to Fury, who has to keep his hands and shoulders up for protection in a boxing ring for upwards of 12 rounds every fight.
Lateral Raises and Reverse Pec Deck Flye
After the dumbbell presses, the duo performed dumbbell lateral raises. They did a few sets of 12 reps, then hit shoulder side raises to work the front and medial delts. Once thoroughly gassed, Hall took Fury to the pec deck for rear delt work.
Hall told Fury not to shrug his shoulders during the lift to better isolate the rear delts during the concentric. Hall and Fury know that load is not necessarily as important as effective targeted stimulus to build delts, so they moved through their full ranges of motion with lighter weight.
Cable Incline Triceps Pushdown and Cable Triceps Pushdown
Hall and Fury finished with triceps training, starting with three sets of triceps pushdowns seated at an incline to failure. They buttoned the session with standing triceps cable pushdown drop sets. They each accumulated 200 reps in the last exercise to burn out their triceps and her their post-workout meals.
Tommy Fury’s Boxing Training
When asked about his training, Fury expressed his inclusion of shadowboxing, skipping rope, and running. Boxing training differs from strongman or bodybuilding due to the focus on agility and extended endurance and work rate. Fury’s shoulders were equipped for Hall’s high-volume shoulder training, so we’ll see if thicker delts offer him better defense in his future prize fights.
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