Strongman Eddie Hall Attempts The Navy SEALs Fitness Test And Didn’t Have An Easy Time

Strongman Eddie “The Beast” Hall, the World’s Strongest Man in 2017, isn’t afraid of a challenge.

He’s eaten 20,000 calories in a day, lifted a kettlebell with just his junk, used two adult men as weights, and agreed to fight rival Hafthor “The Mountain” Bjornsson in a boxing match.

So what’s a couple of pushups and situps for a world record lifter? Answer – they’re hard as hell when it’s the U.S. Navy SEALs Physical Fitness Test.

Hall teamed up with athlete and adventurer Ross Edgley to take on the challenge, and in the first few minutes, Hall announced it “felt like his arms were going to fall off.”

The Navy SEALs PFT is broken down into five individual challenges – with two minutes of rest in between – and includes:

  • 2 minutes of pushups
  • 2 minutes of situps
  • Pullups to failure
  • 1.5-mile run
  • 500-yard swim

In the first event, Hall gets 77 pushups and gives up with 14 seconds left on the clock. Edgley hits 80 reps in 1:23 so both get a passing score in round one.

Next, Hall and Edgley each bang-out 50 situps in the allotted time.

The test gets progressively harder with both men struggling. The 1.5-mile run is tough for both, even though Hall claims he’s running 7-minute miles these days.

“I just want to concentrate on living right now,” Hall says. “Are my lips blue or what?”

Thankfully for both, the test ends with swimming, an athletic endeavor both men handle easily.

[via Eddie “The Beast” Hall]


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