When you’re one of the strongest guys on the planet, lifting weights the old-fashioned way can get tiresome. So Eddie Hall, who won the title of World’s Strongest Man in 2017 and who is known for pushing himself to the limits, came up with a novel new way to train. During a recent gym session, Hall challenged his friend, British television presenter Paddy McGuinness, to a contest of lifting weights with their privates.
“A month ago I started the World Bollock Lifting Championship,” he said. “I’ve completed the World’s Strongest Man, what’s the next one up from that? It’s lifting weights with your balls.”
“If you’re gonna throw a challenge down here, you might have bitten off more than you can chew, literally,” said McGuinness, “because I’m 46 years of age, my testicles are already round my knees. I’ve already got a slight advantage on you, I don’t have to lift them up as much.” He also joked that the (highly dangerous move) wasn’t likely to cause any more damage, as he’d recently had a vasectomy.
The rules were simple: Hall and McGuinness both each tied the cord around their penis and balls under their workout clothes, then looped the other end around a kettlebell. Then, starting from a low crouch, they each began to stand upright to see who could take the most weight hanging from their genitals.
Hall won the challenge, and managed to hold a six kilogram kettlebell using just the strength of his… ahem, muscle. That might just be a world record, and we beg you not to try to best him. Honestly, even for the World’s Strongest Man, this shit is wild.