2017 World’s Strongest Man Eddie Hall has not been shy about showing his training on YouTube. On May 24, he posted a new video on his channel that shared details about how he has shifted his training from strongman-style to focusing on fitness for boxing.
It’s well documented by now that both Hall and Hafthor Bjornsson are preparing for their boxing match, scheduled to take place in September of next year. Before he talks about the training, the first man to deadlift 500 kg (1,102 pounds) revealed that he is down to 163 kilos (359 pounds), which he says is 10 kilos (22 pounds) down since the quarantine started in late March for the United Kingdom.
“By God, do I feel different? Just losing, I think in total now, since the lockdown started (I’ve) lost 10 kilos, 11 kilos, of bodyweight – and the difference is phenomenal, within myself, within my fitness, um, sleeping, moving about, everything.”
Next he discusses that he has shifted his focus from training for strength to paying more attention to explosive power and speed.
“The training now I think it’s now fair to say being super, super strong, is just pointless. Boxing is more about being strong and powerful and fit with everything. So being explosive and trying to replicate everything in my mind has got to be for a punch or a duck or a move or a dive. It’s all about training the muscles that are specific for boxing.”
His workout on this day focused on his shoulders and was followed up by three different forms of boxing training. The shoulder workout he performed is detailed in the video. What stood out the most is when he performs the final sets with the 50 kg (110 pound) dumbbells. Most boxers, or other athletes, can’t press that kind of weight at the speed Hall does.
Single Arm Dumbbell Press – 4 sets of 10 reps
Single Arm Front Dumbbell Raise – 4 sets of 10 reps
Lateral Raise – 4 sets of 10 reps
Barbell Lateral Raise – 4 sets of 10 reps
Rear Delt Raise and Rear Delt Row – 3 supersets of 10 reps each
After he finishes with the weights, the 2017 World’s Strongest Man performs 10 rounds of one minute each with the head ball drill, speed bag, and heavy bag.
On a side note, Hall also announced in the video that he is working on a new beer (Beast Beer) that he is launching in the UK only for the near future, so he’s as focused on business as he has been his training.
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