This is what Eddie Hall eats to bulk up for his strongman return.
Prepping for his return to strongman, Eddie Hall has revealed his full day diet to build back his monster size in a recent video published on his YouTube channel. Hall is a legendary strongman known best for his enormous size. He was so massive in his prime that he was dubbed “The Beast” – weighing in at about 400 pounds.
Eddie Hall took time away from strongman to prep for his much publicized boxing match against fellow strongman Hafthor Bjornsson. The two focused on transforming their physiques (and tactics) to best prepare for boxing in the ring. Thor ultimately shredded off many more pounds with Hall focusing more on power over speed. However, Hall still trimmed down and showed off an incredibly shredded physique considering a starting point of 400 pounds.
Now that the boxing match is behind him, Eddie Hall has dedicated himself to returning for a special strongman comeback. He plans to compete in the 2022 Giants Live World’s Strongest Nation on November 26, 2022. That means he has been spending time bulking back up to prepare for the contest.
While bulking on some massive calories isn’t uncommon even in the bodybuilding world. Eddie Hall seems to place his 4,600 calorie diet into just three meals. Three massive meals. The diet even includes a meal he dubs the “beast burger.” You might get full just watching the whole video – which you can see below:
Meal 1 (Breakfast)
Eddie Hall started his morning with a protein shake consisting of milk, peanut butter, bananas, chocolate spread and protein powder. He states that he throws in about 65 grams of protein into the mix.
During his breakfast routine, he also hops on the scale to check in on his weight. He comes in weighing at about 354 pounds. This is already a big step up from his weight during his boxing debut. But he still wants to pack on more weight before the big strongman returns.
Meal 2 (Lunch)
Eddie Hall’s lunch consisted of chicken wraps cut into small pieces with scissors. He also cut up onions, tomatoes, and cilantro all packed into the wraps. Between the wraps and his breakfast shake – he accounts for consuming about 2,800 calories up until that point. Protein count came to about 305 grams.
Meal 3 (Dinner)
This is where the infamous “beast burgers” come into play. Eddie Hall prepped two burgers and added sauce, tomatoes, and cheese. He also had potato chips/fries on the side. Unfortunately, his planned bacon didn’t make it into the meal – as he burned the strips.
All combined the full day of eating came to 4,600 calories and 385 grams of protein. While not an enormous amount for a large athlete – to combine this into just three meals is quite impressive.
What is even more impressive is how far off this diet is compared to his more active prime years. This comeback diet is essentially a “light” version of what he used to consume. Since winning the World’s Strongest Man in 2017, Hall claimed he would step down from the sport to focus on his health. It’s unclear if this special comeback will lead to motivation for more shows in the future.
In either case, his soft comeback of 4,600 calories is more than most average humans would ever put their stomach through. We’re happy to see Eddie Hall still living life as “The Beast” in some fashion. And we can’t wait to see how he performs later this year.
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