Regardless of His Death-Defying 1102lbs Record, Strongman Beast’s Recent Feat Faces Flak From Fitness World: “Half Those Are Foam”

Published 06/24/2023, 3:15 PM EDT

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It takes no time for criticism to sleep in when you are a public figure. Once regarded for his 500 kg deadlift record set in 2016, the retired Strongman happened to face a similar situation a few hours ago. Eddie Hall, the winner of the 2017 World’s Strongest Man competition, set the bar pretty high in the bodybuilding world.

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However, he has been through several injuries that became a hurdle in his fitness journey. Hall never let any of it come in the way and continued following his passion with unwavering determination. However, despite his love for the sport and his sheer dedication, the fitness world slammed him into ‘fake lifting’ in his recent video.

Eddie Hall getting back at his niche

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Strongman Eddie Hall recently took to his Instagram and posted a thread on his wall. The first was a picture of himself getting ready to pull out a 420 kg deadlift and the second was a video of himself carrying out two slightly clean reps using the same. In the second video, he was seen smelling EASS to activate his hormones before lifting. He captioned the post as, “Big Deadlift day fuelled by BEAST EAAS @myprotein 💪 #deadlift #strong #strongman #eddiehall #gym #gymrat #Ad Big Love, The Beast”

Eddie Hall’s monumental lift of 1102 lbs was a clear sign of him getting back in the game. The sheer magnitude of the achievement cannot be understated. The post is a testament to the years of hard work Hall has put into the sport and there is no doubt that he truly is among the best when it comes to the fitness world.

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However, the post raised a huge argument on the Internet. While he received a lot of appreciation from his followers, there were a lot of critics too. His death-defying stunt made some of his followers backlash and the comments section turned out to get pretty ugly with their criticism.

Fans criticizing Eddie Hall’s 420 kg lift

Eddie Hall’s 420 kg deadlift made the fans think that the video was edited and that he was pulling out a fake deadlift just for the gram. One of them bluntly wrote, “Fake deadlift”. Another follower accusing him of using foam wrote, “Ya fuckin right Eddie, half those are foam lol”. A man also said that Hall was also using ‘fake plates’ to pull out the deadlift.

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While some fans were taking Hall’s side and appreciating him for his comeback, stating that a man who lifted 500 kg once, can easily lift 420 kg. However, to this, one of the fans replied, “Lmao at all the people who have never competed in strength sports thinking he’s actually pulling 425 just because he pulled 500 once at the peak of his strength.” What are your takes on the Strongman’s comeback? Let us know in the comments section below!

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Aheli Chakraborty

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Aheli Chakraborty is a pro writer for Bodybuilding at Essentially Sports. From staying tuned to Cutler’s latest podcast, to delving deep into Dorian Yates’ recent Instagram post, Aheli has hit the ground running. With extensive experience in the sports and entertainment industry, she likes to keep her readers coming back for more.
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