Englishman Eddie Hall Sets Dead Lift World Record, But Burst His Blood Vessels In The Process

Englishman Eddie Hall Sets Dead Lift World Record, But Burst His Blood Vessels In The Process
It’s a weight lift that could have left record-breaking strongman Eddie Hall in need of a lift to the nearest hospital.As reported by the Yorkshire Evening Post, the 28-year-old Englishman succeeded at breaking his own world record this past Saturday at the World Deadlift Championships in Leeds, England — momentarily hoisting a jaw-dropping 500 kilograms (or half a metric ton) off the ground. Hall’s previous record, which he and two others set earlier, was 465 kilograms.Dazzling as that feat of human strength was, it also sent Hall collapsing to his knees. After receiving help from his trainers, Hall eventually walked off on his own two feet. In an interview with the Post, Hall revealed exactly what had happened to him. "That nearly killed me. The pressure on my body was surreal. I passed out after. I had nose bleeds. It's not healthy doing something like that,” he said, and added that blood vessels in his head had erupted. "But I've done it. I'm sure it will be in the history books for a very long time.”For the rest of us mortal folks, thankfully, the health benefits of weightlifting take fewer pounds and effort to achieve, and range from improved metabolism to boosts in memory .Despite the scary moment, Hall, also nicknamed The Beast, is certainly proud of his accomplishment. "It's that great feeling, like the first man on the moon, the first man to run a mile in under four minutes. And now I'm the first to deadlift half a ton,” he said. “It's history and I'm very proud to be a part of it.” Youtube

It’s a weight lift that could have left record-breaking strongman Eddie Hall in need of a lift to the nearest hospital.

As reported by the Yorkshire Evening Post, the 28-year-old Englishman succeeded at breaking his own world record this past Saturday at the World Deadlift Championships in Leeds, England — momentarily hoisting a jaw-dropping 500 kilograms (or half a metric ton) off the ground. Hall’s previous record, which he and two others set earlier, was 465 kilograms.

Dazzling as that feat of human strength was, it also sent Hall collapsing to his knees. After receiving help from his trainers, Hall eventually walked off on his own two feet. In an interview with the Post, Hall revealed exactly what had happened to him.  "That nearly killed me. The pressure on my body was surreal. I passed out after. I had nose bleeds. It's not healthy doing something like that,” he said, and added that blood vessels in his head had erupted. "But I've done it. I'm sure it will be in the history books for a very long time.”

For the rest of us mortal folks, thankfully, the health benefits of weightlifting take fewer pounds and effort to achieve, and range from improved metabolism to boosts in memory .

Despite the scary moment, Hall, also nicknamed The Beast, is certainly proud of his accomplishment. "It's that great feeling, like the first man on the moon, the first man to run a mile in under four minutes. And now I'm the first to deadlift half a ton,” he said. “It's history and I'm very proud to be a part of it.”

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