The world's strongest man has credited his preparation tactic of drinking a bottle of vodka the night before the competition for his success.

Eddie Hall has trained for years, but admits getting a good night's sleep at any cost definitely helps.

"I had a bottle of vodka, two tramadol [pain medication] and a diazepam [Valium]," he told LADbible. "And I think that probably covered all bases really.

"I slept that good. I went to bed in this position [sat upright], and I woke up in this position eight hours later."

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