T his is what happened to Eddie Hall when he broke the world dead-lift record. He was on stage at the Leeds Arena in April 2016, faced with lifting 500 kilograms, roughly the weight of a fully-grown polar bear. Three men were competing to see if they could do it. The first competitor tore his hamstring in the warm-up and never lifted a thing. The second ruptured something major in his first attempt. Then Hall stepped forward and, with a roar, hoisted the steel bar as it bent under its colossal, half-tonne load. As the 11,000-strong audience cheered him, he fainted. He woke up on the floor, with blood seeping out of his mouth, his nose, his eyes.
I have started working with Nathan Payton for my diet planning and so far it has really helped me. I have cleaned up my eating (not that I was eating badly before) overall and feel like I am getting stronger all the time. My basic diet consists of a lot of lean meat chicken, beef, buffalo, fish, etc. and a lot of carbohydrates mixed in with fruits and vegetables spread over 7 meals throughout the day. It is a ton of work cooking and eating all of the food but I look at this as part of my job and in all honesty it is basically like a part-time job with eating and cooking taking me almost 3 hours a day with most of that time spent simply chewing and swallowing food!