Jesse James West Pranks Eddie Hall With 675-lb Deadlift Using Fake Weights
English Strongman icon Eddie Hall first made a name for himself with his crazy feats of strength in competition. Although he stepped away from competing years ago, he continued to expand his footprint in the fitness world. In a recent video uploaded on YouTube, Jesse James West pranked Hall by recording some massive lifts using fake weights.
Eddie Hall kicked off his professional Strongman career in 2010 with a dominant win at England’s Strongest Man contest. He worked his way up the ranks and qualified for the World’s Strongest Man competition for the first time in 2012. He was at the height of his powers for the 2016/17 season when he set a new World Record on the deadlift of 500-kg (1,102-lb) and secured the coveted WSM title.
Hall took on fellow Strongman legend Hafthor Bjornsson inside the boxing ring in a bout billed ‘The Heaviest Boxing Match in History’ in March 2022. He dropped weight preparing for the contest and presented a leaner look. However, he failed to get the nod on the judges’ scorecards.
Earlier this year, Eddie Hall took inspiration from former two-time Mr. Olympia Mamdouh ‘Big Ramy’ Elssbiay and reigning four-time Classic Physique champion Chris Bumstead’s performances at the 2022 Mr. Olympia and announced his switch to competitive bodybuilding. He plans to make his debut in late 2024 at a weight of around 320 pounds (145.1-kg).
Eddie Hall teamed up with IFBB Pro bodybuilder Jamie Christian-Johal for an intense back workout to get ready for the move four months ago. The duo collaborated again for a laborious chest training session weeks later. Then, Hall performed a brutal back workout to improve his physique.
The 35-year-old opened up on the challenges of competing at the highest level in Strongman three months ago. He revealed he’d consume about 15,000 calories a day and even wolfed down 20,000 calories in a single day once. He stressed the importance of proper recovery for optimal performance.
Eddie Hall joined forces with legendary bodybuilder Jay Cutler for a grueling upper body workout two months ago. The four-time Mr. Olympia praised Hall’s work ethic after mentoring him through the session. Hall later partnered with powerlifting sensation Larry Wheels, who’s preparing for his Classic Physique debut; they took part in a taxing shoulder workout.
Internet sensation Jesse James West amassed a huge following on social media with his entertaining content centered around fitness. Besides playing pranks, he tries out different workout plans, gyms, and diets. He put the nine tenets of ancestral living to the test by trying to live like Liver King for over two days under the guidance of the man himself last August.
Jesse James West Pranks Eddie Hall with Fake Weights
In a recent YouTube video, Eddie Hall got tricked by Jesse James West into believing the latter recorded some insane lifts when he was actually using fake weights.
Jesse started with Squats using weights as follows:
1. Fake Weight: 0 lbs, real weight: 45lbs
2. Fake Weight: 0 lbs, real weight: 135lbs
3. Fake Weight: 0 lbs, real weight: 225lbs
4. Fake Weight: 0 lbs, real weight: 315lbs
5. Fake Weight: 405 lbs, real weight: 315lbs (Prank begins)
6. Fake Weight: 455 lbs, real weight: 365lbs
7. Fake Weight: 495 lbs, real weight: 315lbs
Bench Press using weights as follows:
1. Fake Weight: 0 lbs, real weight: 135lbs
2. Fake Weight: 0 lbs, real weight: 225lbs
3. Fake Weight: 315 lbs, real weight: 225lbs (Prank begins)
4. Fake Weight: 365 lbs, real weight: 275lbs
5. Fake Weight: 405 lbs, real weight: 225lbs
Deadlift using weights as follows:
1. Fake Weight: 0 lbs, real weight: 135lbs
2. Fake Weight: 225 lbs, real weight: 135lbs (Prank begins)
3. Fake Weight: 315 lbs, real weight: 225lbs
4. Fake Weight: 405 lbs, real weight: 315lbs
5. Fake Weight: 495 lbs, real weight: 315lbs
6. Fake Weight: 585 lbs, real weight: 405lbs
7. Fake Weight: 675 lbs, real weight: 405lbs
West played a similar prank on bodybuilding legend Ronnie Coleman earlier this year. He misled the eight-time Mr. Olympia into thinking he lifted 700 pounds on the squat before revealing he used fake weights for the stunt. He also collaborated with top strongman contenders Luke and Tom Stoltman for a Strongman-style training session three months ago.
Although Hall was aware of the possibility fake weights could be involved, West’s acting skills convinced him otherwise.
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