Eddie Hall is the former World’s Strongest Man best known for his record-breaking half-a-tonne deadlift in 2016. However, the 31-year-old retired from the competition after the lift saw him pass out, citing health concerns. It saw him change his mindset and diet and the strongman from Stoke-on-Trent lost more than six stone as a result.
However, The Beast detailed during his book “Strongman: My Story” that he is actually no stranger to his new ripped physique.
In fact, the same body got him teased at school when Eddie was a champion swimmer.
He detailed in 2017: “I’d given to training, I got stuck in! I was also the alpha male, remember, and was naturally compelled to lead from the front.
“There were one or two kids who were slightly taller than me in class but because of my endeavours in the swimming pool I was built like the proverbial brick s**thouse and I was the proud owner of a six-pack for about four years.
Eddie Hall lost six stone (Image: INSTAGRAM)
Eddie Hall deadlifted 500kg (Image: YOUTUBE)
I was the proud owner of a six-pack for about four years
“I must have been at least five foot eleven inches when I started at high school so aesthetically I had the same physical attributes as an adult, I was just broader-shoulders and generally thinner.
“A few years previously, while I was a Friarswood Primary some of the