Mitchell Hooper: Supplements, Diet, and Best Lifts
As the 2023 World’s Strongest Man winner, Mitchell Hooper (aka the Moose) knows what it takes to develop incredible strength. Here, we’ll take a look at what Hooper consumes in a typical day in order to be one of the strongest men in the world before checking out some of his amazing records.
Mitchell Hooper: Supplements, Diet, and Best Lifts
So, what supplements and foods does Hooper use to perform at his best in training and competition and to recover after?
Mitchell Hooper: Supplements
Creatine, non-negotiable; protein power, non-negotiable; pre-workout, if you’d like it. – Mitchell Hooper (when asked what supplements he recommends)
In this video on his YouTube channel, Mitchell shows how he makes his morning shake, which contains two scoops of whey protein powder, 10 grams of creatine, frozen berries, and skimmed milk, resulting in a macro breakdown of 60 grams of protein, 28 grams of carbs, and 1 gram of fat. He says he sometimes includes some peanut butter too when he’s not trying to restrict his calories.
Creatine is the number one most important thing that you need to get the most out of your training. – Mitchell Hooper
He also shows how he makes a pre-workout slushie by blending his pre-workout supplement with ice and a vitamin C supplement (which he includes to support his immune system). He mentions that his pre-workout supplement contains vitamins, electrolytes, creatine, beta-alanine, and caffeine, describing them as, “The staples of every good pre-workout.”
Hooper says that he also takes magnesium and vitamin D3 supplements alongside his smoothie. Additionally, he’ll use weight gainers when he’s on the move a lot and doesn’t have time to have real meals.
Why does Hooper take these supplements?
- Whey protein: Can increase lean tissue mass and strength, especially if combined with creatine (Burke et al., 2001).
- Creatine: As discussed in this article about its benefits, creatine supplementation can improve performance on a range of exercises, including bench press, deadlifts, and squats.
- Electrolytes: Important for regulating blood pressure (Cappuccio & MacGregor, 1991), so can help to ensure muscles receive the nutrients they need.
- Caffeine: Caffeine-containing pre-workouts can increase anaerobic power (Martinez et al., 2016).
- Magnesium: Important for protein synthesis (Terasaki & Rubin, 1985), so can help with post-workout recovery.
- Vitamin D3: Supplementation can increase strength if you’re deficient (Stockton et al., 2010).
Mitchell Hooper: Diet
- Breakfast: In this video about what he eats in a day, Hooper says that, along with his breakfast smoothie, he drinks orange juice with plain Greek Yoghurt mixed in. He mentions that the juice helps with digesting meat and says he just likes how it tastes with the yoghurt! He’ll also have something else to increase his carbs and calories, like crackers with hummus.
- Late morning meal: Something like rice with salmon cooked with lemon juice and olive oil (again with the OJ and yoghurt combo!).
- Pre-workout: Pre-workout slushie (see supplements section above).
- Post-workout smoothie: Berries, Greek yoghurt, whey protein, milk.
- Lunch and dinner: Quinoa, white rice, chicken or beef, peppers or spinach.
Mitchell Hooper: Best Lifts
So, how strong his Mitchell Cooper?
According to Hooper’s profile on Giants Live, his best lifts include:
- 1,047-lb (475-kg) deadlift.Here’s a video of Hooper deadlifting 1,000 lbs (454 kg) in competition.
- 511-lb (232-kg) single atlas stone lift over a 4-foot (120-cm) bar
- 771-lb (350-kg) squat for three reps
Mitchell Hooper: Other
How big is Mitchell Hooper?
According to his Wikipedia page, he’s 6 ft 3 in (191 cm) and 320 lb (145 kg).
What are Michell Hooper’s best results?
Hooper has placed first in the World’s Strongest Man (2023), the Arnold Strongman Classic (2023), and the World Tour Finals of Giants Live (2022). He’s also come second in the Shaw Classic (2023) and third in the Rogue Invitational (2022).
How old is Mitchell Hooper?
Born in 1995, Hooper turned 28 in 2023.
What else has Mitchell Hooper done?
Long before strongman, Hooper had a brief stint bodybuilding, entering his first competition in 2015.
After that, he focused on long-distance running, completing his first marathon (in Ottawa) a year or two later. Amazingly, despite weighing 230 lb (108 kg), he completed it in 3 hours and 24 minutes, putting him in the top 10% for his age group.
I decided I’d start distance running, which just came out of a desire to eat a lot of food and not put on a load of weight. – Mitchell Hooper
Is Mitchell Hooper Vegan?
If you read about his diet above, then you already know he’s not! However, he does have a great video in which he only eats vegan food for a day.
What is Mitchell Hooper’s accent?
Hooper was born in Canada. However, in this video in which Hooper has a training session with Will Tennyson, he says he once lived in Australia, which explains unusual accent.
If you liked this article, you might enjoy these similar one’s about Mark Felix and Martins Licis or this one about the diets, supplements, and lifts of several of the strongest men in the world. If you’d like to learn about Mitchell Hooper, check out his Instagram profile.
About the Author
As well as BSc, MSc, and PhD degrees in life science subjects, James Roberts has over 10 years of experience in strength and endurance training. He loves to write in order to share his expertise in healthy eating, training, and supplementation
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