FORMER World’s Strongest Man Eddie Hall returned to competition for the first time in FIVE YEARS over the weekend.
The 34-year-old, who was crowned the World’s Strongest Man in 2017, had taken a lengthy break from strongman events before he began training for a boxing match against Hafthor Bjornsson in Dubai earlier this year.
Eddie Hall competed in front of a thrilled crowd in Liverpool on Saturday
It is the first strongman he has competed in for five years
Hall lost the bout against “The Mountain” as he was beat up over six rounds before losing by unanimous decision.
Earlier this month, the Briton confirmed he had turned down big money offers to return to the ring.
And now he has gotten back to competing in his first love – strongman events – five years after retiring from the discipline to compete in lower-weight competitions.
It came at the World’s Strongest Nation show at the M&S Bank Arena in Liverpool on Saturday, with Hall featuring for the UK team against the USA.
And he shared a couple of photos and a clip of the action on social media.
Hall, who recently shaved off his beard, also added the short Instagram caption: “First time Competing in over 5 YEARS! For the World’s Strongest Nation show!
Still got it
Bodybuilder Hall made around £1million for his fight with Bjornsson back in March.
But he recently claimed he does not expect to give boxing another crack despite attempts to lure him back to the sport.
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He told The Mirror: “I don’t think so. Doing that fight with Thor was literally the sole reason, it was good timing for me.
“Covid had just kicked off, all the TV production stopped and then I got a contract under my nose for seven-figures to fight Thor.
“I’ve been offered more fights with some big names for big money and I’m just not interested.
“I can make more money doing what I do now and I enjoy what I do now, that’s the important thing for me.
“I’m spending time with my wife and my son and I’m enjoying myself.
“Don’t get me wrong, I enjoyed boxing but it’s like with the strongman, you’ve got to be dedicated.
“From seven in the morning till 10 at night, you’ve got to be 100 per cent committed.
“I’m just at a point in my life where I want to relax a bit and spend time with my family a bit more.”
Hall recently shaved off his beard and looked totally different as a result
Frequently Asked Questions
Is it possible to train boxing with out fighting?
You can’t train boxing without fighting. You must put in the work to get better at boxing. But if you do, you’ll find that you can improve your boxing technique, speed, endurance, strength, and stamina.
You can improve your boxing technique by watching good boxers compete. You should observe how they move, throw punches and defend themselves. Then, copy their tactics.
Next, you will need to spar against another fighter. You’ll be able to see how you’ve improved your fighting technique. It’s important to observe how fast you can punch, the strength of your punches and how well you block any incoming punches while sparring.
Finally, practice your boxing skills with drills. It takes practice to become a master boxer, so persevere and be patient.
How to protect yourself
Protect your head when you are being attacked. You want to avoid being punched. To do this, you will need to learn how to prevent an incoming punch. Here’s what to do:
- Square your shoulders and stand tall.
- Keep your elbows near your sides.
- Block the incoming punch with your forearm.
- Counterattack immediately.
- Continue blocking until the attacker runs away.
- Keep fighting for your rights.
How many hours do boxers train in a single day?
Boxing trainers often train at least 4 hours per day. They learn new moves and practice their punches. Boxers often spar up to 10 times a week.
- It is just like normal sparring with a partner, but you want to throw punches at 75% of your normal speed. (wikihow.com)
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How to setup a Boxing Gym at my House
A common question that people ask is how to set up a gym for boxing. People often ask what amount they should spend on equipment, what size space is needed, how many people do they need, etc. The cost of starting a business can be affected by many factors. Some of them include location, type of business, number of employees, marketing budget, competition etc. Most people don’t realize the importance to have good equipment. You can’t start if you don’t have the right equipment. Here are some suggestions to help you start a gym for boxing at home.
- You will need somewhere to train. You can use your garage, basement, spare bedroom, or living room to train. Only one thing is required: there must be enough room to install the equipment.
- You need a punching bag (or two). This is vital because you won’t have the ability to practice punches without it. It can be anything, from a lightweight plastic bag to an expensive leather bag. Make sure that it is big enough to fit you comfortably. It should be strong and durable to ensure that you can use it for many years.
- A mat is necessary. When practicing kicks, mats are used to protect walls and floors. It is made mostly of foam rubber. These can be purchased online or in-store.
- You need a bench. A bench is used for support while performing pushups. They can be ordered online or in local stores. Be sure to select the right size.
- A speedbag is essential. Speedbags can be used to improve hand movement speed. They can be purchased from online or offline stores. You want to make sure you get a high-quality product that will last.
- Headgear is necessary. You need a headgear to protect your head while sparring. You can buy it from either online shops or offline stores. It is important to choose the right size and protection for your face.
- Gloves are required. Gloves are needed to protect your hands during sparring sessions. They can be ordered online or at local shops. Select the pair that fits your style and needs.
- A mouthpiece is necessary. Mouthpieces are used to protect your teeth during sparring sessions. You can purchase these online or offline stores. Choose the right pair for you.
- A ring is essential. Rings are used in real fight simulations. These rings can be bought online or offline. To ensure you aren’t hurt during sparring sessions, make sure it has padding on both ends.
- A towel is essential. To wipe away sweat after each session, towels are necessary. They can be purchased at local sporting goods store or online stores. Make certain that they are soft and absorbent.