It won’t be an overstatement to say that Eddie Hall probably has one of the most entertaining YouTube channels among professional athletes. The 2018 WSM winner is currently preparing for his professional boxing debut against archrival Hafthor Bjornsson and the fight is tentatively scheduled for March 2022. Hall routinely invites celebrities and other athletes to join him to experience what his full day of training and eating looks like. LADBible journalist Jake Massey joined Hall the previous week and recently, Hall teamed up with Ross Edgley and shared the video on his YouTube channel.
Ross Edgley is an extreme adventurer, ultra-marathon sea swimmer, and author. He is best known for becoming the first person to swim around Great Britain (2884km / 1792 mi) in 157 days in 2018. Also, Edgley’s achievement is the world’s longest recorded staged sea swim. Eddie Hall described Ross Edgley’s abilities in a rather interesting way at the beginning of the video and said:
“We have one of the unique characters joining us today. He has the replication of a Labrador that’s found a stash of cocaine, swallowed it all, had a Red Bull and the result is Ross Edgley.”
Like every other celebrity that joins Eddie Hall for a full day of training and eating, Ross Edgley went through the arduous training routine and ate hefty meals. Not surprisingly, the 36-year-old seemed comfortable following Hall’s routine.
Ross Edgley and Eddie Hall train together
Eddie Hall and Ross Edgley started the day with a long run with a weighted vest. In one of his previous videos, Eddie Hall had stated that running with a weighted vest builds glute muscle strength that is crucial in the sport of boxing.
Hall and Edgley then subjected themselves to a stretching session to avoid injuries and followed it up with breakfast. The duo then went on to train weights in Eddie Hall’s home gym which included the most interesting part of the day. As a part of the conditioning routine, Eddie Hall landed body punches on Ross Edgley with incremental power. Despite being from a non-combat sports background, Edgley took the shots well and remained unfazed through the session.
When they reversed the roles, Eddie Hall explained to Ross Edgley the correct way to land body punches for conditioning.
“Ribs are off of boundaries.”
“We are not trying to or can’t train ribs, okay?”
Ross Edgley then punched Eddie Hall in the body with a significant amount of power. Hall stated that he has never been put down by body punches yet. However, due to Edgley’s power or the fear of getting punched in the ribs, Hall seemed a little wary.
Ross Edgely refuses to step in the ring with Eddie Hall
Hall and Edgley wrapped up the weight training and proceeded to have the next meal of the day. Following this, Hall took his mid-day nap in the hyperbaric chamber. Meanwhile, Ross Edgley used the time to get a few laps in the swimming pool. After the nap, Hall stepped into the boxing ring for doing some pad work with his coach. When Hall invited Edgley into the ring, he declined the offer after witnessing his training partner’s brutal power.
“No, no! I’m a swimmer. I’m a swimmer. I’ll do an ice bath with you, I’ll do a sauna. Oh, do you know what? I’ll even eat cheesecake with you. But I’m not getting in there.” Ross Edgley said.
Even a ‘no contact’ concession could not convince Edgley to step in the ring with Eddie Hall. The duo then headed straight to the hot and cold baths and wrapped up the day.
Courtesy of Eddie hall’s YouTube channel, you can watch the video of his full day of training with Ross Edgley here: