10 best documentaries on Netflix to fuel your summer workout

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5. Eddie Strongman

Eddie Strongman is a documentary all about good old Eddie Hall. I know what you’re thinking, “Josh, didn’t you just talk about Eddie Hall in the last slide?”

To answer that question easily: Yes.

This is a more in-depth look into the beast of a human now on Netflix. It does like the Rich Froning documentary and talks about his family and work balance while being a professional strongman.

The documentary is from 2015, so it chronicles that time in Eddie Hall’s life. This was the year that Eddie Hall set the world record for deadlift which he was able to lift 500kg. His pursuits are to be the best strongman of all time. The outcome can be googled real quickly right now, but I recommend not doing that and letting the drama play out in the documentary.

Eddie Hall also has some demons in his own past. The documentary talks about how his tough teenage years helped shape the man he is today. So not only is the giant battling incredibly high weights in the gym, but he is battling incredibly high weight of the mental capacity.

On top of that, the dude has to continually eat just to maintain his size. Watching Eddie Hall put away multiple thousands of calories a day and then move like a giant bear and lift huge weights is simply insane.

Seeing someone get the skeletons out of their closet and achieving their dream is something that anyone can use as some motivation to do this in their own lives. If you think that being tired is a reason to not go to the gym today, then seeing this freak of nature deal with his rough past and come out on top will give you plenty of reason to ditch the being tired excuse and get your own lift on.