What 4 of the World’s Strongest Men Eat for Breakfast (Eddie Hall, Brian Shaw, Robert Oberst, and Nick Best)

See how some of the world's greatest strongmen fuel their bodies.

This week, the History Channel premiered a new series, ‘The Strongest Man in History,’ which features four of the world’s greatest strongman athletes.

The show is hosted by four-time winner of the World’s Strongest Man Brian Shaw, 2017 champion of the World’s Strongest Man and the first and only man to deadlift 500kg Eddie Hall, two-time World’s Strongest Man finalist Robert Oberst, and two-time World’s Strongest Man finalist and USAPL record holding powerlifter Nick Best.

In a clip from the show, the four strongmen show what their go-to breakfasts looks like. Get ready for a lot of eggs, a lot of meat, and just a lot of food.

The video shows the breakfast spread for each of the guys, as well as how many calories they eat in a day, and what their monthly food budget is. They are all eating beyond 6,000 calories a day, and for some (we’re talking about Brian Shaw here), he’s consuming 10,000 calories in a day.

[See more: What it costs to feed Brian Shaw and Hafthor Bjornsson for three days]

Eddie Hall

  • Age: 31
  • Height: 6’3″
  • Weight: 370 lbs
  • Shoe size: 15
  • Calories per day: 6,000-8,000
  • Food budget per month: $2,000


  • 4 strips of bacon
  • 4 sausages
  • 4 black pudding
  • 4 hashbrowns
  • 4 eggs
  • 4 pieces of toast
  • Beans
  • Tomatoes
  • 1 liter of milk
  • Porridge
  • Protein shake
  • Beef jerky
  • 5 pieces of fruit

Brian Shaw

  • Age: 37
  • Height: 6’8″
  • Weight: 440 lbs
  • Shoe size: 18
  • Calories per day: 8,000-10,000
  • Food budget per month: $3,000


  • 6-8 eggs
  • 6 oz steak
  • 2-3 cups of rice

Robert Oberst

  • Age: 34
  • Height: 6’7″
  • Weight: 400 lbs
  • Shoe size: 14.5
  • Calories per day: 8,000
  • Food budget per month: $3,000


  • 6-8 eggs
  • 2 cups of rice
  •  Orange juice
  • Coffee
  • Water

[Watch Thor Bjornsson’s full Day of eating over 8,000 calories]

Nick Best

  • Age: 50
  • Height: 6’2″
  • Weight: 315 lbs
  • Shoe size: 12
  • Calories per day: 6,000-8,000
  • Food budget per month: $1,200


  • Rice
  • 8 eggs
  • Yogurt
  • Orange juice
  • Cranberry juice

The History Channel’s series shows these strongmen on a journey back in time to uncover moments in the history of strength, but also challenge some of the longest standing records of strength. The show first aired on Wednesday, July 10th and there are six more episodes to go.

Featured image from History Channel’s YouTube channel.