A man manages to lift 500 kilos for the first time but seconds later, he falls unconscious. This happened during a world deadlift championship held at the Leeds Arena in the United Kingdom, Eddie Hall, known in the discipline as “The Beast”, surprised everyone present with two shocking events.
The first was the great feat of lifting a total of 500 kilos for the first time in history, breaking a record that seemed impossible to achieve. Seconds later the bustle of the place went to simple murmurs, just after the athlete fell faint from the effort made.
Despite being aware of the risks, he never imagined that, after fulfilling one of his ambitions, he might feel, for a few moments, fear for his own life.
The first man to lift 500 kilos
The English athlete Eddie Hall, “The Beast”, again broke a record in the deadlift mode, this time with half a ton of weight. Since last year he already owned the world title, after lifting 462.2 kilos in a true physical and mental feat that was encouraged by the actor and former governor of California, Arnold Schwarzenegger.
This time it was not just about breaking the previous record, but becoming the first man in the world to lift a staggering 500 kilos.
One, two, three … His legs were shaking, his gaze was lost, it seemed like he was going to explode … Seven, eight, nine! Hall dropped the bar and fell into a swoon …
Anguish seized all the witnesses, who went from being euphoric to fearing the worst. Collaborators and doctors at the event immediately reached out to the giant from Stoke-on-Trent (Great Britain) as public concern grew.
Fortunately, it was a scare that did not last long since, seconds later, the animator of the event raised his arms to indicate that the man was fine.
Some veins in his head “exploded”
After recovering, Hall told several British media that the effort caused several veins in his head to “explode” and, in fact, he bled from his nose.
In a statement for the Yorkshire Post newspaper, he acknowledged that what he did was unhealthy, but left him with the satisfaction that “it will be in the history books for a long time.” “It almost killed me,” he went on to affirm.
Participant since 2010
Eddie Hall is 28 years old, 1.90 meters tall and has established himself as the strongest man in the world. Married to Alexandra and father of Layla and Maximus, Hall has dedicated the last 6 years of his life to preparing for the world deadlift competition, always with the goal of maintaining the champion title.
The first time he participated was in 2010 when he was enshrined in the English championship. Since then he has won every event in the UK and in 2015 he took fourth place in the world championship.
On July 11, 2016, after having the worst scare of his life, he became the only one capable of lifting 38 kilograms more than his contending rivals.
Regarding this feat, he also told the BBC, “It’s like the first man on the moon, or the first man to run the mile in less than four minutes. Now I am the first to lift half a ton deadlift ”.
In his Twitter account he took the opportunity to do a bit of publicity, “The lifting that they said was impossible, was possible thanks to the Dynamix Proteins.”
About the deadlift …
The deadlift or ” deadlift” is an exercise with weights that involves lifting a barbell from the ground to the waist.
At present it is one of the essential activities among those who practice Crossfit and, in fact, it is considered one of the most important to work the muscles of the whole body. It is part of one of the three movements of the so-called “power lifting” or ” powerlifting ” and, given the effort involved, it has become one of the most ambitious sports disciplines.
With his recent feat of lifting 500 kilos without support equipment, strength athlete Eddie Hall holds the world record for deadlifts in the top flight.
In 2015 he surpassed the previous champion, the Icelandic Benedikt Magnusson, who until then was the holder of the highest official record, with 461 kg.