At the same event where Russian strongman Mikhail Shivlyakov’s face turned into a bloody mess, Icelandic strongman and Game Of Thrones hulk Hafþór Björnsson took the stage and deadlifted a world-record 1,041 pounds. Björnsson’s lift came on a specially designed bar meant to accommodate four-digit lifts, and he did it…
When we last checked in with strong man and Game of Thrones star Hafþór Björnsson, he was bent out of shape about possibly being screwed out of the World’s Strongest Man title. That loss only seems to have fueled his quest to become even larger and more powerful, because now he can deadlift 1,000 pounds.
Hafþór Björnsson—the strongman who has a tiny dog, eats a lot of food, and plays The Mountain on Game of Thrones—came in second at the 2017 World’s Strongest Man competition over the weekend. Coming in second is nothing to be ashamed of, but there is controversy afoot, because The Mountain believes he had the title…
Hafthór Björnsson, the Game of Thrones actor who’s currently the second-strongest man in the world, has hobbies, just like the rest of us. Only instead of video games, cross-stitching, or Dungeons & Dragons, Björnsson likes to attempt world records by throwing washing machines.
Hafþór Björnsson, the strongman who played The Mountain on Game of Thrones, shared his daily diet as he trains for World’s Strongest Man 2016. He advises against normal humans following his regimen, and it’s obvious why when you add up the amount of food.
Sam Borden wrote a great profile of Hafthor Julius Bjornsson—better known as The Mountain from the Game of Thrones TV show—that you should read. It includes descriptions of his ludicrous workouts and meals, as well as his dashed dreams of playing in the NBA. [New York Times]