Here’s How Eddie Hall is Eating Ahead of His Return to Strongman in 2022
An inside look at a calorie and protein-dense day for a strongman legend.
The last time Eddie Hall was seen at a professional strongman contest, he won the 2017 World’s Strongest Man (WSM). He’s recently kept busy by boxing with rival and 2018 WSM Champion Hafthor Björnsson and has even dove back into some old swimming roots.
This fall, the strongman legend will officially return to the sport by competing in the 2022 Giants Live World’s Strongest Nation (WSN) competition. In a team-oriented, head-to-head contest, Hall will be the captain of Team UK, while eight-time WSM competitor Robert Oberst will captain Team USA. The competition will take place on November 26 in Liverpool, England.
In preparation for his return to strongman, Hall shared an August 24 video on his YouTube channel that details his daily nutrition three months before he competes in Liverpool.
Here’s Hall breaking down how he eats as he trains to excel in strongman again.
According to Hall, his wife usually prepares his daily meals. On the day this video was filmed, she had to work, so Hall made everything himself — with the help of his wife’s written instructions.
First on the ledger for Hall was a morning protein shake. It consisted of two scoops of whey protein, two tablespoons of peanut butter, one banana, some Skinny Food chocolate spread, milk, and ice. The strongman guessed the shake had around 700 calories and 65 grams of protein.
Afterward, before walking his dog for some morning cardio, Hall weighed himself on a scale. The scale read 160.45 kilograms (353.7 pounds) — more than 40 pounds above Hall’s weight during his boxing match with Björnsson in late March this year.
Before he headed out for a training session, Hall pieced together his lunch. The athlete used scissors to cut up several chicken thighs into a skillet. Then, he chopped up onions and tomatoes and mixed them with coriander, cilantro, and his own special low-sugar cooking sauce. He packed this mix into five wraps, which had roughly 1,500 calories and 80 grams of protein.
To have a smaller meal after his workout, Hall filled up two additional wraps. His daily total after training was 2,800 calories and 305 grams of protein.
To conclude his day, Hall made two “Beast Burgers.” These burgers had two big patties of beef on respective buns, sauce, tomatoes, and cheese.
Everything went smoothly except for strips of bacon which were burnt beyond salvage, and a large side of fries — which Hall failed to pat dry, toss in oil, and plop in the air fryer. After he consulted his wife on the telephone, he acquiesced and plated his non-crispy potato wedges.
After finishing this final monster of a meal, Hall said his total calories for the day were 4,600, and total protein was 385 grams.
In his strongman heyday, Hall competed at over 400 pounds during contests. That is a far cry from his current weight of 353.7 pounds. Such a potential shift might mean Hall excels more on agility-related events while sacrificing strength in heavier aspects at the 2022 WSN.
Hall will take his nutrition and training to captain Team UK at the 2022 Giants Live World’s Strongest Nation on November 26 in Liverpool, England.
Featured image: Eddie Hall The Beast on YouTube