Eddie Hall is getting plenty of attention on Facebook and Instagram because of the below video, which shows Eddie breaking a deadlifting record by lifting 500 kg, or about 1,102 pounds. After Hall completes his amazing deadlift, he collapses and receives assistance.
In the description of the viral Facebook video, which has gained more than 3.4 million views, Eddie calls his deadlift “the impossible 500 kg!” Hall made sure to give a shout-out to his supplements of choice, including protein by Dynamix — as well as all the creatine and BCAA’s — or amino acids — that bodybuilders often take to help support muscle growth and assist with muscle recovery following such heavy lifts.
According to SB Nation, Eddie is only beating himself with these amazingly heavy deadlifts. Hall broke his own record by placing himself in the position to be the only person on the planet to lift more than half a ton of weight. However, lifting so much weight had detrimental effects upon Hall’s body after he set down such heavy weights. That’s why Eddie dropped to the ground and needed assistance following his record-breaking deadlift feat.
Hall said that the huge deadlift almost took his life because of the undue amount of pressure that lifting more than 1,000 pounds placed upon his body. Hall admitted that his deadlift was not something to emulate — not the type of healthy exercise gym fiends should seek to duplicate.
“That nearly killed me. The pressure on my body was surreal. I passed out after. I had nose bleeds. It’s not healthy doing something like that. But I’ve done it. I’m sure it will be in the history books for a very long time. But I’ve done it.
“I don’t want to do it again but if it comes to the point where somebody breaks it, hell…I may just do. It’s that great feeling, Like the first man on the moon, the first man to run a mile in under four minutes. And now I’m the first to deadlift half a ton. It’s history and I’m very proud to be a part of it. The World’s Strongest Man title is my dream. And I will keep pushing the limits until that happens. It’s going to happen.”
Due to the way Eddie’s body reacted to such a record-breaking deadlift, Hall claims that he probably won’t try to repeat the deadlift anytime soon — if ever. Perhaps if a person attempts to break Hall’s record and succeeds, Eddie might strap on his deadlifting gear once more.
Deadlift competitions can be pretty popular, such as when Hafthor Julius Bjornsson from Iceland deadlifted a car, as seen in the above photo from the Strongman Champions League World Grand Finals in 2013.
As reported by the Yorkshire Evening Post, Eddie stands six-feet, three-inches tall and weights 29 stones, which translates into a whopping 406 pounds. Hall is 28 years of age and has a wife named Alexandra. The duo have two kids — 8-year-old Layla and 4-year-old Maximus, with the latter likely named after Russell Crowe’s famous Maximus Decimus Meridius character in the movie Gladiator.
Hall achieved his deadlifting feat at the World Deadlift Championships. With a nickname of “The Beast,” Hall is hoping to make his next accomplishment gaining the title of the World’s Strongest Man.
Despite all the fervor around deadlifting, some exercise experts warn fitness fiends to approach deadlifting with caution, since the practice can sometimes cause injuries. Deadlifting is often an exercise employed by those who want to build stronger glutes — or those who just like lifting heavy things. However, the large number of pounds lifted by Hall is highly unusual.
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