The retired World’s Strongest Man, Eddie Hall, has not competed in a premier strongman contest since his retirement. Since then, he changed his physique through significant weight loss and stepped into a boxing ring against the reigning World’s Strongest Man Champion—2018, Hafthor Bjornsson. In the course of 10 rounds, he tattooed the champion’s name on his foot.
In 2022, Hall, who had been away for five years from competing in the sport of strongman, is the leader of Team UK in the 2022 World’s Strongest Nation contest. Although Hall isn’t competing until November 26th, 2022 against Team USA led by Robert Oberst, he shared a glimpse of what his day to day diet looks like just three months before his return. See it below.
Hall’s wife usually prepares all of his meals, but on this particular day she was at work, so Hall had to do it himself. Luckily, because his wife left him written instructions for what to do, Hall wasn’t completely lost as he went about making his meals.
To make a morning shake, Hall first needed to find the blender. After a lot of looking, he finally located it in the pantry. He then added ice, milk, a banana, two tablespoons of peanut butter, a “splash” of Skinny Food chocolate spread, and two scoops of whey protein. Using these ingredients, Hall calculated his shake had 65 grams of protein and 700 calories.
Before his morning work-out, Hall weighed himself with his digital scale and found that “The Beast” was at 160.45 kilograms (353.7 pounds).
Lunch & Intra-Workout
Hall chopped up vegetables and herbs before cooking, added sauces to the food, and threw in cilantro. He cooked the chicken until it was finished and then ate parts of it and poured leftover sauce into a jar.
Hall packed five small, low-sugar wraps with chicken and vegetables. They added up to about 120 grams of protein and 1,500 calories. Hall filled two additional wraps for his intra-workout meal, which brought his daily protein total up to 305 grams and his daily calorie intake up to 2,800.
Hall loaded two hamburgers and slices of bacon into the oven for dinner. He then pulled out a large platter, and loaded buns with sliced tomatoes, cheese, and sauce. To get the french fries ready, he moved them to his air fryer.
Hall expressed his frustration and stress around cooking his meals, though with the burgers he rated a nine out of 10. Once he ate the burgers and fries, his daily protein total was 385 grams, and with the rest of his daily calories came to 4,600.
While Hall’s diet may be a lot less caloric than his prime strongman competition days, he still consumes a lot more grams of protein than his weight in pounds.
With a limited time before the 2022 World Strongest Man, Billy Hall could find that his body composition could affect his performance of the more physically demanding events. While that could be detrimental to some events, Billy could find a greater advantage in events focused on speed and agility such as loading races and medleys.
We will see in November 2022 if Hall will lead Team UK to victory in his strongman return fight over Oberst and Team USA.