The English strongman came to his own rescue recently by quickly firing back at the haters who were quick to discredit his hard work…
Eddie Hall AKA “The Beast” Known as World’s strongest man in both England and the UK, recently made a pretty impressive transformation (Going from 170.1kg to 163.8kg in 16 weeks) and posted it on Instagram for all to see.
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170.1kg to 163.8kg — 16 weeks!!!! Iv dropped 6kg of fat and actually put on 1/4kg of muscle all in 16 weeks. This is a realistic approach to dieting, iv pretty much eaten the same foods and just swapping a few of those puddings for healthy yoghurts. I swapped my workout drink from standard BCAAs to a product called Oblivion ☄️ it’s is a pure protein drink that’s easily absorbed during training. It’s been tough as iv been travelling a lot and doing endless hours of work but I’ve tried my best and done everything I can to change my life for the better. I’m feeling great and intend on staying above 160kg and getting even leaner. I’m on an journey and I encourage you to join me… grab a tub of oblivion from @myoband.teamsnf And I wanna see your transformations in 16 weeks time that betters mine….. #Transformation #Beast #SinkOrSwim #BackItUP Big Love The Beast
Well the problem with that was he was accused of using Photoshop in his Instagram post to make himself look more muscular in his “after” photo.
He explained in his post that he lost 6kg of body fat while putting on 1/4kg of muscle in 16 weeks which would make his pictures believable to anyone who knows anything about fitness (Many don’t).
Eddie Hall has many incredible accomplishments to his name which include:
- England’s Strongest Man
- UK’s Strongest man
- World’s Strongest Man
So, if he can accomplish these astonishing feats, why would people question the legitimacy of his ability to shed some body fat? (This is all it really is).
His rebuttal to the claims are shown here and you can see how he negates the ridiculous claims while stating how his transformation was entirely possible …
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Just thought I’d throw up a little thank you video. (No sounds as it would get taken down for bad words) My name was dragged through the mud last week for no good reason, being accused of photoshopping and cheating my fans, for the doubters and the haters, thank you,’ you continue to fuel my fire that enabled me to deadlift 500kg, reach the pinnacle of my sport and become the first WSM from the UK in 24 years. Here’s a live video and a (screenshot) from a few seconds in that you can take yourself and compare. I’m standing closer to the camera and yes the frame looks warped, but it does on the video screenshot too… maybe it’s the lighting I dont fucking know. I never have and never will photoshop any of my pictures, what’s the point? People seem to be surprised that underneath the frame of a 6’3” 196kg WSM winner there’s a 164kg muscular physique…… what a bunch of muppets. I am, however, guilty of choosing good lighting, angles and filters, but never bloating or distorting.. who doesn’t like to look their best in their photos? This video is me at 167kg today, a few kilos heavier and slightly less defined as I’m bulking for something in the new year. I’ll continue making progress striving towards my goals, supporting my wife and kids and generally being the fucking BEAST! All you doubters, haters and naysayers enjoy staying exactly where you are, hiding behind your keyboards. For everyone else that actually supports me and believes in me, keep being awesome. ? #Transformation #Beast #SinkOrSwim #BackUpYourBullshit Big Love The Beast
This makes total sense as he is a very large man and although his body fat was pretty high before, he could never become the strongest man in the world without having an enormous amount of muscle underneath.
So when Eddie Hall cut his body fat down, it was no surprise to see his large muscles… not to mention muscle looks more impressive and is more shapely than fat.
Now, Hall did, however, admit to using good lighting, good angles and maybe a filter or two but the Instagram video he posted in response to the haters, displayed a near identical look to his “after” photo which received all the hate.
Why would such an accomplished champion cheat his fans? Well… haters will always try to negate hard work but good on Eddie Hall for defending himself.