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World's Strongest Man VS Rock Climbing

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  • Sam Pelletier
    Sam Pelletier Ай бұрын +10255

    There's something pleasant about this channel, no gimmicks, no forced wacky outtakes, no jarring editing, just an extremely talented individual teaching others about his passion. Its great.

    • comcfi
      comcfi 36 минут бұрын

      Congratulations on the success of this comment

    • Sean Urbanczyk
      Sean Urbanczyk Күн бұрын

      Not low effort content like everyone else makes these days

    • DimitrisFitis
      DimitrisFitis 9 күн бұрын

      also no clickbaits and sponsors blocking the 1/4 of the video

    • goku
      goku 10 күн бұрын

      Yes but there was some heavy editing in this one. I guess to cut the awkward parts of Eddy.

    • Hunters Mark
      Hunters Mark 19 күн бұрын

      It's not Americanized

  • Badseed Nut
    Badseed Nut 27 күн бұрын +320

    I love how there is NO ego by both, but especially by someone (Eddie) who is considered to be the strongest man in the world ( or one of them, not to insult others) and being comfortable enough to show on camera his limitations and weaknesses. This is actually inspiring.

    • Zyphe 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿
      Zyphe 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 6 күн бұрын

      @Nick O Even if there’s “a bit of an ego” that’s still being super humble. He’s still downplaying himself. For example, a legendary guitarist isn’t gonna go around saying “I suck at guitar, I’m the worst” to seem humble. Because obviously that’s not true. They’ll downplay it, casually talk about how great others are and how much better the others may be in certain areas. There’s a difference between being egotistical vs having confidence in your skill set. You should have confidence if you’re amazing at something, doesn’t make you not humble. Being egotistical is acting as though you’re better at everything and closing your mind off to new things you may learn from. Which obviously he doesn’t do.

    • the_vm
      the_vm 10 күн бұрын +2

      If you watched Eddie competing, he would always push himself to the limit. He often passes out right on camera, and it's normal to him. When you wanna be the best, that's a small price to pay. Well, that, and a permanent lack of hydration. (lol)

    • Badseed Nut
      Badseed Nut 11 күн бұрын +11

      @Nick O My friend, they are on the top of "their" world. Especially Eddie. Even if there is a little bit like you say, it's totally understandable.
      I mean, if I compare him with Dwayne Johnson, Eddie is as humble as a monk... assuming the monk is doing his job right... lol

    • Nick O
      Nick O 12 күн бұрын +3

      There is a little bit of ego but yes good experience for both guys

  • Simon Butler
    Simon Butler Ай бұрын +476

    Eddy is super impressive for his first time at his size! He's obviously strong, but he picks up technique fast and his perseverance is off the charts!

  • Nefuros
    Nefuros Ай бұрын +2766

    Mad respect to Eddie for being a real athlete and doing this kind of stuff. That is A BIG GUY to be climbing. He did way better than I thought he would and he wasn't wimping out

    • P. Rusticus
      P. Rusticus 14 күн бұрын +1

      Indeed, his all around athleticism is very impressive.

    • Vegan_Semih_Cyprus_33
      Vegan_Semih_Cyprus_33 20 күн бұрын

      The Connections (2021) [short documentary] 💖

    • IWillTakeAGuranteeOfBetterOverAPromiseOfPerfect
      IWillTakeAGuranteeOfBetterOverAPromiseOfPerfect 23 күн бұрын

      @Dev Vasu Think of it this way: once you can do a pull up your headlocks will be able to apply at least 26 more pounds of pressure than an at-weight person =)

    • Murmenaattori
      Murmenaattori 29 күн бұрын

      @Dev Vasu I believe in you, just start with anything. 1 pull up can be a good start.

    • daffy more
      daffy more Ай бұрын +1

      he's gotta drop his carbs and be climbing what ever difficulty he want in no time.

  • Julian Achimsohn
    Julian Achimsohn Ай бұрын +189

    I love how passionate Eddie is about learning new movements and you can see that he is an professional athlete with great body control. Crazy to see such a heavy guy climb so good on the first day!

    • Son Shawnzy
      Son Shawnzy 19 күн бұрын +1

      He’s really competitive with himself too . I knew the blue one he was gonna finish even if he had to go back 20 times

  • Smith
    Smith Ай бұрын +1298

    It looks awkward, but the amount of commitment required to put 170kg on a toe smear with clown shoes is impressive. Mad props to Eddie.

    • Hillbilly Nurse
      Hillbilly Nurse 12 күн бұрын +1

      Especially considering that it's doubtful the engineers were considering someone of Eddie's size doing some of those moves, and all of the holds were still that solid.

    • Vysair
      Vysair 24 күн бұрын +2

      Eddie is already talented, these shit is no joke and it's harder than it looks but gripping is just...another level

    • Nabeel Adams
      Nabeel Adams 25 күн бұрын +1

      I would think anyone doing this for the first time would look super awkward no matter the weight

    • Jay Smythe
      Jay Smythe Ай бұрын +2

      Clown shoes. !
      Put that in your email... X

    • Not the D0D
      Not the D0D Ай бұрын +2


    LSQRD Ай бұрын +3310

    I am STUNNED Eddie is as good a climber as he is. So encouraging to watch a crowned world strongest man have doubt, then prove himself wrong repeatedly.

    • Not the D0D
      Not the D0D Ай бұрын

      @PSU Wrestlingyo😂

    • Jason Dietrich
      Jason Dietrich Ай бұрын +1

      Might be more crossover between the two sports than we'd think. Both types of athletes have to have great strength-to-weight ratio, both must have great body control, and then of course grip strength has to be world class.

    • John
      John Ай бұрын

      I imagine his tree trunk arms are a massive help in that regard





  • Bj Bj
    Bj Bj Ай бұрын +172

    "This guy used to carry rocks for a living but will he be able to climb them?"
    That last introduction punchline was top-notch! Very good job!

    RIFFPAD 26 күн бұрын +18

    As a small and pretty light guy I have always found rock climbing to be relatively easy but seeing a big heavy guy do it really makes me appreciate his effort and determination. It can't be easy when you're 170kg lol

  • Arturo Bandini
    Arturo Bandini Ай бұрын +88

    Genuinely impressed Eddie managed to do some of these moves (I even doubted he'd get that sit-start) but he actually showed quite a good natural, intuitive climbing ability. Good stuff.

    • Jade
      Jade Ай бұрын +3

      He would be a pretty good climber if he could teleport into magnus body

  • Lionheart XVa
    Lionheart XVa Ай бұрын +95

    You can immediately tell that Eddie is just a born natural and professional athlete. He manages to do well even in a sport that should be anathesis to him.

    • MrKveite1
      MrKveite1 5 күн бұрын

      @Kbells Let me put it this way, if the strongmen where doping free i would be impressed but they are not so i am not. When those guys are tested regularly and the odds are they are actually clean we can come back to the theme....

    • Kbells
      Kbells 6 күн бұрын +1

      ​@MrKveite1 Being considered as the world's strongest man isn't amazing for you? Man, you must be really hard to impress. You have to be holding yourself to such a high standard, if you think that what Eddie achieved isn't amazing. You must be achieving things you would consider yourself as normal and amazing by most. But if you're not, you must consider yourself mediocre, otherwise you would be delusional. I wonder how hard it would be for you to be happy for yourself if that's the case.

  • Ethan Letzer
    Ethan Letzer Ай бұрын +27

    I love that as Eddie points to the guy climbing and says "in about an hour that's going to be me" the guy falls off the wall. Talk about timing!!!!😂😂😂

  • veryhotpizza
    veryhotpizza Ай бұрын +1481

    What I love the most about this collab is how easy Magnus makes everything seem and how Eddie looks like he's constantly about to make the whole wall fall with him

    • Funkuro
      Funkuro 27 күн бұрын +1

      @pIayingwithmahwii that’s what is so cool to me. You’re telling me that if I train long enough I can get specialized into any of these? God, I love it here.

    • pIayingwithmahwii
      pIayingwithmahwii Ай бұрын +15

      @Silver Wolf yep. Completely different kinds of athletes, these guys.
      I also liked when magnus offered a weight lifting competition and Eddie was like “I’ve been retired 6 years mate.” As if he couldn’t still lift five times more had he been retired 20 years and never leaves his couch. The dude is still huge

    • Silver Wolf
      Silver Wolf Ай бұрын +18

      @pIayingwithmahwii I was laughing so much on that one, he literally got up next to him, zero problem holding up and giving advice while Eddie almost crying for help and cursing 😂😂😂 Magnus is so powerful ngl especially in his own realm.

    • veryhotpizza
      veryhotpizza Ай бұрын +15

      @pIayingwithmahwii yeah and also when he just climbs the whole thing without his legs

    • pIayingwithmahwii
      pIayingwithmahwii Ай бұрын +69

      Lol I love when magnus climbs up next to eddy and is just hanging there easily on what looks like nothing like spider man when he shows eddy which one to grab next

  • shani yan
    shani yan 24 күн бұрын +24

    I'm absolutely floored by how well Eddie climbed these walls. Such incredible displays of strength.

  • Thomas becket
    Thomas becket Ай бұрын +49

    I think Eddie teaches us alot about strong men. To lift yourself (170kg) up a wall without much or any experience is really inspiring.

  • Milan Collin
    Milan Collin Ай бұрын +25

    This is probably the funniest co-climbing video you've made. Impossible that 170kg can do that but Eddie never gives up. The way he climbs with his body is the same I am climbing with your bodyweight. So amazing to see what he can do and it is always amazing to see how you fly up the walls without almost any effort.

  • Lil Noobie
    Lil Noobie 4 күн бұрын

    This is a collab I never expected and I LOVE it!! I know Eddie is extremely strong, but this insane! Never expected him to be this good at climbing. He really deserves the "worlds strongest man" title. Mad respect for both of you!

  • Chance Sakovich
    Chance Sakovich 20 күн бұрын +4

    Eddie killed it. I remember the first time I went climbing, I was struggling worse than him and I was easily 100kg less. I'm very happy your channel is becoming more popular, can't wait to see what new guests you bring on!

  • Andrew Kim
    Andrew Kim Ай бұрын +1160

    Magnus is so good at bringing on non-climbers from different disciplines and introducing them to the sport. It's honestly impressive and seems like a good way to grow the sport.

  • ronald mclaughter
    ronald mclaughter Ай бұрын +42

    Big props to Eddie. Really gave it his all and was honestly so impressive for a first climb

  • lior katabi
    lior katabi Ай бұрын +18

    Seeing a guy that big climbing is insane.
    Mad props to Eddie

  • Daniel James
    Daniel James 7 күн бұрын +1

    I don't think people realise how fit this man is as well as strong, to shift that weight takes some stamina!! Well done Eddie mate didn't expect you to get half as good as you did 😂😂

  • cool outdoor
    cool outdoor Ай бұрын +2

    That was so much fun to watch! If I ever ran in to that man in a dark ally I would run...or at least try to run as I have trouble walking. He was so humble for what you do Magnus I will bet that he adds climbing to his work out because he found muscles that he doesn't use. Eddie seems like such a gentle giant, you both would be a pleasure to know!

  • Wodin Valföðr
    Wodin Valföðr Ай бұрын +3182

    The guy who got me into powerlifting and the guy who got me into climbing and my two favourite things no way 😭

    • Pontiff Sulyvahn
      Pontiff Sulyvahn Ай бұрын

      @Tim de Jong Huh? What are you even talking about?

    • Mischa V
      Mischa V Ай бұрын

      @Christopher Tolosa doesn’t mean he can’t inspire him to do something similar but not the same. Quit being a dbag. You knew what the guy meant.

    • Jacob Hoover
      Jacob Hoover Ай бұрын

      @Tim de Jong this might be the dumbest comment I’ve read in awhile. Congratulations!

    • Goldie87ski
      Goldie87ski Ай бұрын

      @Tim de Jong imagine doing something nobody else has ever done.
      Great imagination.

  • Grey_Wolf
    Grey_Wolf Ай бұрын +3

    These two guys do all exercises with a lot of sympathy and complement each other very well although they come from very different disciplines. nice to watch

  • EmilyHops ♡
    EmilyHops ♡ Ай бұрын +13

    I enjoyed this, the strongest man wasnt cocky, he was eager to learn and was impressed with Magnus. Just goes to show how different sports bodies are!

  • Smoaty
    Smoaty 2 күн бұрын

    Eddie is such a class act. He always goes for it regardless of how unnatural it is for him. This is an awesome colab for sure.

  • Eli Lewis
    Eli Lewis Ай бұрын +13

    Something about you is so wholesome man. I really enjoy watching this kinda content. I’ve never climbed a single gym in my life and half the time have no idea what you are talking about but you make very interesting videos and I love watching them. Don’t quit anytime soon man I appreciate what you do for the community

  • Malidictus
    Malidictus Ай бұрын +786

    That someone as big as Eddie was able to climb half as well as he did is amazing to me. He really deserves his World's Strongest Man title, I think. And as others have said, Eddie's tenacity and attitude are commendable, as well. Thank you for doing this, both of you.

    • Malidictus
      Malidictus Ай бұрын +13

      @maak Yeah, I was wondering about him jumping down. Eddie has very strong legs, it seems :)

    • maak
      maak Ай бұрын +19

      For a guy like him, falling or even jumping from atop of the wall is pretty dangerous. Kudos to him! I also liked his dry wit 😆

  • Camila Sorensen
    Camila Sorensen Ай бұрын +5

    This was so much fun to watch! Eddie is a natural climber. I hope he keeps climbing because I would love to see a part 2 with his insane progression! I wonder if he could have even climbed a little harder with smaller shoes.

  • Henry Kloepper
    Henry Kloepper Ай бұрын +3

    What a great pair of personalities. Very fun to watch you two together, and see two different examples of maximum human capability.

  • Yvonne Roep
    Yvonne Roep Ай бұрын +1

    wow, this guy is really aware of his body, his muscles. His first climb and he can hang well from his arms, swing really well, use his legs.. that's amazing for a beginner! I am impressed. I wish I was this good at my first climb!

  • Calvin Kuhl
    Calvin Kuhl Ай бұрын +3

    Magnus, obviously you are an incredible and inspirational climber, but I have to give you props for your video productions. Perfect length, great sound mix, and interesting and fun content. I'm always happy to watch the latest Magnus Midtbo video.

  • SwitchUp
    SwitchUp Ай бұрын +930

    HE’S actually really good for a first timer - the guy just excels at anything he does. Respect.

    • Apotekare Nossnotna
      Apotekare Nossnotna Ай бұрын

      @Belal Abu Sultan No, I am not. You didn't read my comment properly and are trying to put words in my mouth. I didn't even mention bodybuilders in the first place, but I know the difference between strongmen, powerlifters and bodybuilders. I don't think you do though, which is ok if you don't, but then you need to be careful when trying to school others on the subject to avoid making a fool of yourself.

    • Belal Abu Sultan
      Belal Abu Sultan Ай бұрын

      @Apotekare Nossnotna
      I think you are mixing power lifting with body-building, which is a fair mistake, practioners of both sports go to the same gym and use the same equipment, but one focus on getting stronger (power lifters), while the other focus on making their muscles look big and nice (body builders).
      as a mattrt of fact, most power lifters don't even have abs, and have a big belly instead.

    • Apotekare Nossnotna
      Apotekare Nossnotna Ай бұрын

      @Belal Abu Sultan That's not true. Larger muscles does not equal a harder punch. If that was the case, then all boxers would be built like strongmen or powerlifters. Bigger muscles actually slow you down.

    • Belal Abu Sultan
      Belal Abu Sultan Ай бұрын +1

      @J T look up more (Strongman) videos and see for yourself how insane their strength is.
      I (READ) that 2 strongmen with no martial arts experience, ried to fight MMA style, and they did so good that they still compete professionally now with 50-50 win-to-loss ratio against martial arts professionals.

    • J T
      J T Ай бұрын

      @Belal Abu Sultan nah thats cap and alot of bodybuilders are doing power building now

  • Andrew McPartlin
    Andrew McPartlin Ай бұрын +3

    As a recreational lifter and climber, I can confirm, it's not easy being good at both. In constant turmoil as to how big my legs should be 😄🦵
    Followed both you guys for years now, love the content of both ❤️💪

  • Matt
    Matt Ай бұрын +2

    Hey Magnus, just wanted to thank you for doing content like this showing people outside the normal climbing body type having fun climbing.
    I started watching you 8 months back and because of you started climbing 7 months ago. Your videos around that time with Isaac really got me hooked as I've always been very underweight. Climbing is the first time in my life I feel like I am working hard at getting good at a sport and improve my body for me, and not just doing typical gym to bulk up for everyone else. It's also the first time in my life I've been able to bulk real mass over a consistent time and am now about 20 lbs heavier than I've ever been before.
    Any day I am not too sore to train you can find me sitting in front of the Kilter board at my local gym, and I'm loving every second of it. So thanks again, and I hope one day I can run into you at a climbing gym and shake your hand in person.

  • Jack Mannneee
    Jack Mannneee Ай бұрын

    Dude you’re living a lot of peoples dreams. You get to meet a lot of great people and you genuinely are there to learn and enjoy the experience. It doesn’t feel like the show is about you but more about the people and what you are doing. Good stuff man, stay true to yourself!!

  • Kneorlan
    Kneorlan 9 күн бұрын

    I read comments about people being amazed with Eddie and how he managed to be better than expected so I went in with high expectations for him. He still exceeded them by far! What his shirt says is 100% true :D

  • Daníel Sigurðsson
    Daníel Sigurðsson Ай бұрын +12

    Eddie was very impressive. It is no joke hauling 170kg up a wall. Great episode as always.

  • Will Gilbert
    Will Gilbert Ай бұрын +365

    This is so amazing to watch, and you can see just how STRONG Eddie is! He's a HUGE guy, and the fact that he's been able to make such progress on the walls shows not only how strong he is, but also that he's a profressional athlete with an attitude that doesn't let him give up!

    • Study Account
      Study Account Ай бұрын +17

      He’s not like other big guys. He did a backflip and can swim really well too.

  • Ruskigunny
    Ruskigunny 13 күн бұрын

    ive been climbing for 4 years and im still having a little bit of a problem with crimps
    I've been practicing on my slopers and seeing you do it motivates me to go to the rock climbing gym

  • Kenneth Christensen
    Kenneth Christensen Ай бұрын +1

    You always bring super nice content Magnus. And this is no different. Always liked Eddie. But there's some really wholesome about seeing this huge man climbing. Loving it

  • MrPanSzymon
    MrPanSzymon Ай бұрын +5

    That's the combination we didn't expect but definitely enjoyed. Eddie is such an easy-going guy and the whole video was super nice!

  • Spuriously_
    Spuriously_ 12 күн бұрын +1

    Eddie is undoubtedly one of the most impressive people ever born.

  • Nick Hosinski
    Nick Hosinski Ай бұрын +5

    Oh wow what a collab! I watch both of you and it’s fun to see how well Eddie actually did.
    I also love whenever magnus does these collabs, they think he is lying and bullshitting about not need his legs for a lot the easier stuff lol. 🎉

  • Max
    Max Ай бұрын +1018

    Eddie and Magnus make such a fun duo, they were both so chill and light hearted, and it was cool seeing Eddie attempt stuff he thought might be outside his abilities and didn’t worry about looking good. It was really impressive how much we WAS able to do and watching Magnus coach him through it was really cool.

    • Áron Nemcsik
      Áron Nemcsik 15 күн бұрын +1

      I want a buddy cop movie with the 2 of them...

  • Callum MacDonald
    Callum MacDonald Ай бұрын +1

    I think this just shows how insanely strong strongmen are, it's difficult to gauge if you're not into lifting and have a load of numbers thrown at you.
    Have to say, Magnus should be wearing a shirt with "Beast" on it too!

  • Nicholas Wozniak
    Nicholas Wozniak Ай бұрын +2

    Pretty amazing. I knew his grip strength was obviously through the roof but I expected the holds to be a little less forgiving. Holding his body weight on those blue holds on the first try was pretty damn impressive 😂

  • Indigo Basile
    Indigo Basile Ай бұрын +16

    As a long time climber, and fan of Magnus and this channel I just wanted to say that I miss the climber's climbing videos. Don't get me wrong, I still enjoy all the newer content - especially as it has certainly given public reach to the accessibility and awesomeness of climbing. Its just that as a climber, I would love to see a return of some strict hard bouldering videos. Personally I'd love to see a collaboration with Eric Karlsson bouldering for a crazy difficult set by Nikken - but I would also just love to watch a solid 30 minutes of strenuous bouldering, outdoor, in a gym, or even on a kilter board. Well here's my hope for that to come true! Thanks for all the good climbing content over the years!

    • Kink Panther
      Kink Panther Ай бұрын +2

      @geordi rendum I'm also happy these video exist I had no idea about this CH and it's giving us a chance to learn about climbing

    • geordi rendum
      geordi rendum Ай бұрын +2

      As a non climber i am glad this video exists

    • Nanuq 83
      Nanuq 83 Ай бұрын +1


  • Icedrassin
    Icedrassin 25 күн бұрын +6

    Its beyond me how Eddie can do this with that weight, he is SOOO strong!

  • reptar33
    reptar33 Ай бұрын +3

    OMG, this was great! Seeing Eddie doing the moves and getting farther than expected. Brought a smile to my face :)

  • Anurag Bhattacharya
    Anurag Bhattacharya Ай бұрын +420

    As someone who started rock climbing like 3 weeks back, I was absolutely blown away by Eddie. Mad lad. This is so much harder than it looks especially the 30 seconds hold at the end. Also their sense of humour is on point!

    • Jay Fedder
      Jay Fedder Ай бұрын

      His belly is not helping his hips get close to the wall haha

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      jsh8734hH Ай бұрын


    • Bp. Pradhan
      Bp. Pradhan Ай бұрын +1

      @Gris Chad he got strong upper body

    • Gris Chad
      Gris Chad Ай бұрын +20

      whenever i was thinking he was 170kg i was like damn. a fall would hurt, and lifting yourself up would be difficult.

  • J. Hank
    J. Hank 25 күн бұрын +1

    Most of the strongmen competitors I know are pretty athletic overall. Good on Eddie for giving this a go, it’s tough even for people half his weight

  • JayTay
    JayTay 8 күн бұрын

    He's got to be my favourite personality that you've had on your channel. What a fun dude to be around! Loved the vid

  • Apothecarry
    Apothecarry Ай бұрын +3

    I went indoor bouldering for the first time this weekend thanks to the inspiration from this channel. For the last climb I attempted, I flashed a V2 which I felt pretty good about!

    • Pickles
      Pickles 24 күн бұрын

      Great work! It becomes addictive :)

  • Dustin Bayer
    Dustin Bayer Ай бұрын +2

    Amazing content, both of you are big names in your sports, and it's awesome to see you work together like that.

  • vin willcock
    vin willcock Ай бұрын

    This was thoroughly enjoyable, gentle competition, not patronising. Genuinely funny. I haven’t climbed for over 4 years. So also highly motivating. Ed’s got to watch out for tendinitis!

  • Wraith Reaper
    Wraith Reaper Ай бұрын +227

    Magnus, I want to Thank You for this video. You are the second person to give me the confidence to learn climbing by having someone like Eddie on your channel. I've been losing weight and he's about 45 kg or 100 pounds more than I am. And Thank You as well Eddie. You are definitely a beast!

    • capojam
      capojam Ай бұрын +5

      Hey man, Im over 100 kilos and have been climbing for 3 years. Therebis room on the wall for everybody!

    • Adam Reichental
      Adam Reichental Ай бұрын +3

      Keep up the good work friend! Climbing is a blast and it's been my favorite habit of the last 4 years. I'm sure you'll love it too 😁

  • Connor Pettine
    Connor Pettine Ай бұрын +3

    It is so sick seeing you include Eddie in your videos Magnus! You are both so strong, it is fun watching the two of you climb. Thank you for showing us how things are done.

  • Screw The Net
    Screw The Net Ай бұрын

    Amazing to see two channel people I been watching for a while come together like this. MAJOR PROPS to Eddie Hall for doing all this. Not easy for anyone, especially a man of his size and weight. Hard on them knees and legs, but he did it ^

  • Cj Herriman
    Cj Herriman Ай бұрын +1

    The next time the worlds strongest men get together they need to have you tag along and instruct them on climbing. Seeing how well Eddie did really makes me wonder how well the other big guys would do.
    I also believe he will be practicing this at home now.

  • weeklongluke
    weeklongluke Ай бұрын

    You two together is gold! I’d love to see you two doing some bits! Like take Magnus for a ride in eddies tank!! 😂 thanks to you both ✌🏼

  • Jason Delpire
    Jason Delpire Ай бұрын +3

    You've done a great job finding likeable people to join you in these videos. Eddie has a great personality, I'd watch more of his climbing adventures.

  • nanny nadia
    nanny nadia Ай бұрын +809

    I AM shocked by how good he is for his size and muscle mass. This is incredible and an amazing video

    • AfterworldArts
      AfterworldArts Ай бұрын

      @ar ma I think you meant to reply to someone else

    • ar ma
      ar ma Ай бұрын

      @AfterworldArts The bigger concern are really the joints. The issue is the BMI and the fact that the joints don't care if it is fat or muscle, his knees and ankles still need to carry that weight

    • Christian Christensen
      Christian Christensen Ай бұрын +1

      @Robert Long What do you mean by "with that much muscle, he doesn't move very well"? "That much" muscle is what is keeping him from "moving well". Even at a low 5 % body fat, the guy would still be weighing over 140 kg. He has built his body on the premise of moving heavy weight for a short duration of time. You don't get to be built like that from "moving well" in areas like calisthenics. How do you expect someone with that much muscle mass to "move well"?

    • Adonis King
      Adonis King Ай бұрын +1

      @Llewelyn Williams lol exactly, he's like 20%

    • Llewelyn Williams
      Llewelyn Williams Ай бұрын +1

      @Stokieman Brent he’s not obese he has visible abs

  • BJJNerd
    BJJNerd Ай бұрын +6

    Impressed Eddie was able to free hang at 370lbs as well as he did. Incredible strength.

  • Jakob Bauz
    Jakob Bauz Ай бұрын

    I like how Magnus's able to put himself into the shoes of these first time climbers and really takes their perspectives seriously, although the grades they find hard are like... nothing to him. (9:14)

  • Rakuen Growlithe
    Rakuen Growlithe Ай бұрын

    I did not expect him to be able to climb so well! Very impressive.

  • Giwrgos Lampadaridis
    Giwrgos Lampadaridis 20 күн бұрын

    Wow didn't expect Eddie to be such a good climber!!! Incredible episode

  • Clinton Hillis
    Clinton Hillis Ай бұрын

    After watching your videos for a few years, I am now a member with my family at my local climbing gym. Thanks Magnus!

  • Stuart Harris
    Stuart Harris Ай бұрын +425

    What a genuinely nice guy. I think what impressed me more than Eddie's sheer strength was his willingness to attempt something he knew would be a real challenge for him, and to keep going and learning and always trying to improve. No wonder he was the World's Strongest Man with such a great mindset.
    Whilst I will never be a strongman or a rock climber, seeing things like this does inspire me to work to be a better version of myself and be happy with my personal growth, however small it might be, rather than comparing myself against others.

    • Stuart Harris
      Stuart Harris Ай бұрын

      @frozen north perhaps I should take a bit more time to look into it for when I'm feeling particularly brave. Thank you for the advice and encouragement.

    • Rain of Khandaq
      Rain of Khandaq Ай бұрын

      @RobG Facts.
      He's nice to anyone he deems below him

    • Hansy
      Hansy Ай бұрын

      Idk about that. He had come off as someone one who is way to full of himself. His obsession with Halfthor was also imberassing

    • lu_syd
      lu_syd Ай бұрын

      @RobG golly gosh!

  • Stretch
    Stretch 18 күн бұрын +1

    Dude he did pretty damn good bouldering for the first time, especially with that swing hold

  • Silencer Bear
    Silencer Bear Ай бұрын +1

    I have a feeling Eddie is one of those people that is good at everything physical.

  • Tapzi
    Tapzi Ай бұрын +2

    Crazy Performance 👍 I really hope Eddie dont get injured by falling down or jump to hard in his knees 🙏❤️🥳

  • Falconifold Asx
    Falconifold Asx 7 күн бұрын

    As a passionate yet poor climber id love to spend a week with Magnus and see how much better I could become. Loved this video dude!!

  • S Vota
    S Vota Ай бұрын +2

    Holding his bodyweight on some of those holds is VERY impressive. Well done.

  • Live to the Lord Jesus.
    Live to the Lord Jesus. Ай бұрын +343

    I love how patient and calm Magnus is with explaining everything to Eddie, an amazing coach to a beginner like Ed.

    • Nex Sicarius
      Nex Sicarius Ай бұрын

      Well he confessed that he found him intimidating at one point (when he didn't want to go on about that one blue) 😂

    • NonsensicalVids
      NonsensicalVids Ай бұрын +4

      I mean they did put a man on the moon

    • oldyokel
      oldyokel Ай бұрын +10

      @hedgehog1965uk He is the same as all in the eyes of Our Lord Bloat, Mogged Is Thy Name.

    • hedgehog1965uk
      hedgehog1965uk Ай бұрын +8

      Well you don't get impatient with The Beast.

  • ATP Synthase
    ATP Synthase Ай бұрын +1

    That's ridiculously impressive. Imagine someone with that mass pulling some of those moves off. I think it's the brute strength and strongman grip element.

  • St. Yawn
    St. Yawn Ай бұрын +1

    You mentioned "locking the grip". I was a stone mason for 6 years or so, and I experienced the same thing through that work. I don't have high squeezing strength, but I can keep my hands locked with a high amount of resistance behind them. I've never been rock climbing; maybe it translates?

  • Ryan
    Ryan Ай бұрын +25

    Honestly Eddie's ability at rock climbing is incredible even without the size he's carrying.

  • SimpleME
    SimpleME Ай бұрын

    I already watched this video like 3-4 times. It is so great and relaxing. I wish there would be a series of videos like this. Same idea, but gather as many great athlete as you can, from all kinds of sport. Like the video with Devon Larratt and now with Eddie. So great, and the best ad for this sport.

  • RC
    RC Ай бұрын

    I love watching Eddie do anything. His world strongman achievement against the giants shaw and thor in their prime was ridiculous and should be recognised in this country far more than it is… 💪

  • D.C.
    D.C. Ай бұрын +436

    Man, this has to be my favourite episode ever. They have such good chemistry. You can sense that Magnus is a bit on his guard around a big star like Eddie, but they seem to have hit it right off. And Eddie is such a good sport to Magnus' encouragement and very subtle teasing. Despite being simply intimidating physically, he's likeable to the degree of being cute. In a bigmouthed, bighearted, french bulldog kind of way. Remember, a bulldog that still could involuntarily crush you without noticing it. I was actually scared Magnus might get pancaked by Eddie simply rolling over at 17:35, forgetting he has invited a giant to the gym. Also I'm surprised that Eddie knows virtually nothing about climbing and has never tried it before. And even more surprised how well he does given that and his weight. You can tell he is absolutely up for any challenge. What a great match. So, now for the rest of the video.

    • Ayudado
      Ayudado Ай бұрын +4

      And that's a top tier quality comment right there, gentlemen.

    • just_bickers
      just_bickers Ай бұрын

      I’m glad I suggested it haha

    • M C
      M C Ай бұрын +3


  • maybememory1
    maybememory1 Ай бұрын

    This guy is great, love his personality! And I also love that, as great as Magnus is, he doesn’t look down on anyone’s climbing level at all

  • Kundan Biswas
    Kundan Biswas Ай бұрын +2

    Mad respect to the rocks to be able to hold eddie

  • Christoph91 Becker
    Christoph91 Becker 25 күн бұрын

    Cool to see! I weigh about 120 kg myself and its pretty tough. I used to weigh 100 and the difference weight makes in climbing is just crazy.

  • Ollowayn
    Ollowayn Ай бұрын

    This was awesome to watch. Loved the humor and Eddie did go hard, mad respect!

  • David Janvier
    David Janvier Ай бұрын

    Eddie , the beast , the force emaning from this giant piece of man would be enough to make Darth vader shiver in his boots , what an impressive guy he is , excellent job . and also awesome video magnus , top climbing content creator of our era no doubt

  • William Wallace
    William Wallace Ай бұрын +334

    Eddie is a phenomenal athlete. A man his weight and size making some of these climbs is just amazing. Much respect.

    • sub R0cky
      sub R0cky Ай бұрын +1

      His size he shouldnt really be jumping from heights
      He is vulnerable to disc injuries. Dudes like him doesnt have the strongest cores? He weighs so much. His body isnt built for it
      I recently injured mine. And it is paintful to see him doing it
      I wonder how rock climbers dont have back issues by jumping from heights. Our bodies arent made for it we are not monkeys either lol

    • sub R0cky
      sub R0cky Ай бұрын +1

      Im impressed

    • MrMedalice
      MrMedalice Ай бұрын +9

      I didnt expect him to do so good.

  • TheCgOrion
    TheCgOrion Ай бұрын

    That was really impressive stuff Eddie. I was on the edge of my seat for that first blue attempt, starting low at the floor.

  • JD
    JD Ай бұрын +1

    Dude is an absolute UNIT! Shoutout to Eddie for being such a good sport and getting out of his comfort zone. Cheers

  • SergeantCustard16
    SergeantCustard16 Ай бұрын +1

    Props to eddie here, having that much weight on the wall makes it so much more difficult regardless of the strength alongside the lack of flexibility when you build so much mass.
    Can't wait to send this to my friend who is 25st as motivation to continue climbing.

  • Ron Patrick
    Ron Patrick Ай бұрын +4

    Eddie seems like a really nice guy. It blows me away that he is such a strong swimmer.

    • Ethan Nguyen
      Ethan Nguyen Ай бұрын

      Yea man im a swimmer too and it still amazes of how fast he could move in the water.

  • Gg Fdd
    Gg Fdd 20 күн бұрын

    i'm really impressed, didn't expect him to perform as well as he did.

  • Cynthia Padilla
    Cynthia Padilla Ай бұрын +648

    Really interesting watching Eddie climb - he seems to instinctually keep his arms pretty straight, which is maybe not surprising. Given that he was a high-level swimmer before becoming a strongman, he has a very well-rounded athletic background and good body-sense.

    • knoflook brood
      knoflook brood Ай бұрын

      @most sharks don't attend church keep it up 💪💪

    • Max
      Max Ай бұрын

      @most sharks don't attend church im 12 and have a 20 second 50 time so its pretty bad

    • Z ZZ
      Z ZZ Ай бұрын

      @Mark Hickman I don't think you understand the comment or the context. In rock climbing you are encouraged to use your skeleton more than your muscles, someone had commented about Eddie keeping his arms straight and attributed this to him having a natural sense to do so. I was commenting that at his weight even if he wanted to engage his muscles instead of using a skeleton he would not be able to, he was keeping his arm straight because it would be absolutely ridiculous for him to try to muscle his way up more than one or two holds at his body weight. Make sense?

    • Live Lucky
      Live Lucky Ай бұрын

      @most sharks don't attend church You arent gonna keep those times as you grow unless your form is perfect.

    • Nick R
      Nick R Ай бұрын +1

      Yes, he does seem to have good body-sense: his body positioning and balance were actually really good for a first time climber and someone of his size - especially as he got into it; he instinctively uses momentum to swing up to higher holds, etc.

  • select20
    select20 Ай бұрын

    I never was an Eddie fan until I watched the Strongest Men, or Man, on History channel. I loved that series and even watched it twice. Those guys are so endearing and real. Now I'm a huge fan of all four.

  • Elle B
    Elle B Ай бұрын

    Eddie mentioning Francis is the purest thing. What a fun video! Hope to see you two together again for something, great dynamic.

  • Jonathan de Ruiter
    Jonathan de Ruiter Ай бұрын +1

    What this makes me think is how in older warfare times, how different body shapes would have been so differently suited to different strengths and weaknesses. I just picture Eddie being in full plate with a hammer and shield, and Magnus being a quick agile fencer type, and you're going to want them by your side in totally different environments. And those two fighting each other would be so interesting. If the big man ever gets close it's just over, but maybe the quick guy can poke the weak points and stay on the edge.

    • King Speechless
      King Speechless 9 күн бұрын

      "a quick agile fencer type," would be better with a a longer weapon; he wouldn't want to get within reach of a man much more powerful. Spear (or some such other) is a much more useful battle weapon.

  • Wherlz
    Wherlz Ай бұрын +1

    Eddie is so naturally athletic. It’s crazy

  • Bored Canister
    Bored Canister Ай бұрын +1

    1 thing about eddie is he puts 110% into everything. Magnus is such a good teacher really enjoyed this video thanks guys

  • Boulevardiere
    Boulevardiere Ай бұрын +243

    Haven't even finished watching yet, but I'm having so much fun watching Eddie doubt, swear, try anyway, and succeed. Life lessons from elite athletes of all shapes and sizes. Good one, Magnus!