Death by Deadlift

Discussion in 'Health and Fitness' started by luisHK, May 15, 2019 at 2:48 AM.

  1. luisHK

    luisHK

    It seems Eddie Hall go up to 420kg/921lbs on that set. Insane. Read he said he lost his eyesight for a while after dead lifting 500kg,that was with belt, straps and suit. He just uses straps in this video

     
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  2. luisHK

    luisHK

    Not clear whether he wears some kind of support below his short, but that seems low for a belt. 2mns DL set - brave strongman !
     
  3. Baron

    Baron ET Founder

    That's the most impressive weightlifting set I have ever witnessed!! That is some serious strength and stamina right there. Unbelievable!
     
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  4. Not my thing, but wow.
     
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  5. luisHK

    luisHK

    Strongmen are very impressive, they need to have elite powerlifters' maximum strength (Hafthor Bjornsson, the 2018 number 1 strongman, last December came very close the the All time Powerlifting best total with only 1 month specific preparation for his first powerlifting meet ), plus they need to be able to keep high intensity for a whole minute, 2 in the case of that video.
    There seems to be enough money in and around Strongman to make a decent living off it for heavy weights, so the guys are real professional athletes. Not the leanest around but quite some monsters.

    Strongman : Crossfit for men :)

    For those interested, Born Strong is quite an interesting documentary on 4 of the biggest stars in the Sports, including Eddie Hall :

     
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  6. I started watching a bit of the video, and will probably continue to watch it in bite-sized portions. While there is no denying these guys' strength and commitment, do they necessarily have to carry so much fat to move the kind of weight that they do? Serious question. They walk like they're obese because, well, some of them kind of are. And what I saw of one guy's diet thus far, it's not exactly a longevity-enhancing one. Just saying.
     
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  7. luisHK

    luisHK

    Legit questions, both addressed in the documentary. Eddie Hall is saying he needs to win World Strongest Man soon or he will die from the lifestyle. He did win it in 2017 and retired from competition right after. He is still lifting and very big though, likely still on high dose of steroids, seemingly doing a nice living off his WSM title and persona.
    One can train for strongman in lighter weight categories btw, the money is not there but it is most likely healthier (I never trained for Strongman btw, even at the lowest level, so really can't comment from personal experience).

    The link below is to an amateur competition encompassing various weight classes, females and males, organized by Brian Alsruhe. Interesting youtube channel, the guy has a very positive spirit - and a cool gym :

     
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  8. I can see where the competitiveness could become addictive.
     
  9. I bet I could kick his ass pretty easy...after that last set.
     
  10. luisHK

    luisHK

    Lol ! Reminds me of one of the comments below the video :

    "Just image only seeing it from 1:54"
     
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