Because en route to winning the Arnold Strongman Classic in 2018, Bjornsson set a new official deadlift world record of 1,041-pounds on the elephant bar.
On Wednesday, just for sh*ts and giggles (because I am pretty sure it didn’t officially count as a new record), Thor decided to try beating his record by deadlifting 1,042-pounds.
“HUGE PR 1042lbs/473kg DEADLIFT!!” he wrote on Instagram. “This is the heaviest Deadlift ever done on a Elephant Bar.”
I guess when you have a tattoo on your leg that reads, “There is no reason to be alive if you can’t do deadlift,” that’s just the sort of thing that you do. (By the way, that’s a quote from four-time World’s Strongest Man Jón Páll Sigmarsson of Iceland who died while going through a deadlift workout.)
Looks like The Mountain is well on his way to going for a repeat of being the first person to have ever won the Arnold Strongman Classic, Europe’s Strongest Man and World’s Strongest Man in the same calendar year.