Eddie Hall

Discussion in 'Weight Training' started by icefield, Jan 3, 2018.

  1. icefield

    icefield Valued Member

    Created because for the first time in decades a Brit has won world's strongest man, even though it was a bit controversial lol

    Statically he could very well be one of the strongest men to have every lived and his 500kg deadlift last year is the most amazing strength feat I have seen
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  2. Smitfire

    Smitfire Cactus Schlong

    Not seen it...what was controversial about the win?
  3. icefield

    icefield Valued Member

    Big thing on the day was a disallowed reply in an event for Thor but that really didn't make any difference, what was iffy was the events chosen, first time ever they had both squats and deadlifts in the final, and a heavy pressing event all things Eddie excels at, also for the first time no weight for height or heavy carry, things he isn't that good at and that Thor and Shaw always win.... Then they changed the first event from a medley flip and drag to just a flip on the day of the final, again Thor always beats Eddie on any drag event

    Seemed to favour Eddie, especially when you consider he is on an exclusive contract to the two guys that own giants live and who both run and pick the events for wsm
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  4. Smitfire

    Smitfire Cactus Schlong

    Hah...yeah that does sound a little sus.
  5. icefield

    icefield Valued Member

    But then it's not exactly a real sport with rules and govening body is entertainment bit like WWE!
    And Hall has done more for the sport than any man before or since, its because of him they are now filling 10,000 seater stadiums in the uk so they probably owed him
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  6. Smitfire

    Smitfire Cactus Schlong

    I think with Game of Thrones Thor needs a bit of love too. It'd be massive (no pun intended) if he won it.
  7. icefield

    icefield Valued Member

    Yep and when he fell out with them after world's it probably did hit them a bit, he hasn't done any giants live event for the past 7 months but they have got his number one sponsor on board now so I imagine he will be back next year..

    But if you look at any of the events in the US or Europe it's in front of hundreds of fans if they are lucky, here in the UK they filled thousand seater venues on multiple occasions and that's down to hall, the other UK events he didn't take part in were way smaller
  8. axelb

    axelb Master of Office Chair Fu

    Eddie is the beast!

    Pure brute strength, Thor has height and reach advantage for those other events, but clearly Eddie for pure strength.

    He's done a lot for the UK profile, and that deadlift :eek:
  9. icefield

    icefield Valued Member

    I thought he was the Spartan before the marketing men got hold of him!

    To be honest I was really impressed by Thor's absolute strength someone that tall should not squat or deadlift what he did in the final, and judging from the videos he has been putting out he is getting even stronger

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