‘The Mountain’ From ‘Game Of Thrones’ Is A Bad, Bad Man, Deadlifts 970 Pounds Like It’s NBD
Thor Bjornsson, AKA “The Mountain” from Game of Thrones, is not of this world. The 29-year-old actor slash weightlifter slash strongman can do things that 99.9 percent of us mere mortals wouldn’t even dream of trying.
Dude has finished second three times and third three more times in the annual World’s Strongest Man competition and won the Europe’s Strongest Man contest three times with one second place finish.
Back in May of 2015, we were super-impressed when Hugh Jackman joined the 1,000-pound club after a 410-pound deadlift.
Then in February of 2017, we were absolutely gobsmacked when “The Mountain” deadlifted an absurd 727 pounds.
Turns out that was nothing. Nothing I tell you!
While training for the 2018 Arnold Strongman Classic, the big man from Iceland went full cyborg and deadlifted an astounding 970 POUNDS. And it didn’t even look that hard for him.
Today my plan was to go for 440kg/970lbs for 2reps on my elephant bar replica. Unfortunately the collars broke after rep 1. I decided to go for another set instead so all in all a great day and I’m feeling very strong! Swipe to see the 2nd set -> • @australianstrengthcoach @stanefferding @stefansolvi @andrimarinn @andrireyr @kelc33 @olafia_k @oskarphaf @bjornthorr @roguefitness @sbdapparel @thorspowergym
Just like this 396-pound incline bench press that he called an “easy ride.”
Rain, Hail or Snow ❄ the show must go on. 410kg frame feeling nice and easy in this beautiful dark, cold Icelandic weather. 4 weeks to go till the Arnold’s 2018. You ready? I’m ready! #TeamThor @australianstrengthcoach @stanefferding @andrimarinn @andrireyr @stefansolvi @kelc33 @olafia_k @bjornthorr @roguefitness @sbdapparel @thorspowergym
“Rain, Hail or Snow ❄ the show must go on. 410kg frame feeling nice and easy in this beautiful dark, cold Icelandic weather. 4 weeks to go till the Arnold’s 2018. You ready? I’m ready!” wrote Bjornsson.
“197kg/434lb Apollons Axle! My body is very tired after all the heavy training lately so I’m very happy with today’s training PB!”