Hafthor Bjornsson who is the current World's Strongest Man as he won the competition in the year 2018. Previously, the World's Strongest Man title was held by Eddie Hall. Bjornsson played the role of Gregor "The Mountain" Clegane in the HBO series the Game of Thrones. He has won accolades for being the first person to have won the Arnold Strongman Classic. Bjornsson has also won Europe Strongest Man title the same year he became the World's Strongest Man. If you are interested to know about the workout and diet of "The Mountain" you have arrived at the right place. ‘World’s Strongest Man’ Eddie Hall Loses 38 Kgs! Check Out His Diet, Fitness and Workout Plan.
The 30-year-old Hafthor Bjornsson began his career as a basketball player. Born in the capital city of Reykjavik in Iceland, the six-foot-nine Bjornsson started participating in World's Strongest Man from the year 2011. In his first attempt, he ended up on the sixth position. Since then, steadily worked towards the top in the years 2014, 2016 and 2017 when he ended up as a runner up.
The Mountain works out like a monster and eats healthy nutritious food to keep maintain his strength. Diet plays a big part in World's Strongest Man competition as participants have to perform laborious tasks such as vehicle deadlifts to qualify. World's Strongest Man 2018: Game of Thrones' 'The Mountain' Hafthor Bjornsson Wins.
Hafthor Bjornsson's Workout
Hafthor Bjornsson performs heavy compound movements and his training mostly revolve around strength development. In order to lift heavy, it is necessary to have a strong core, lower body and back muscles.
Hafthor practises deadlift exercises and bench presses where he concentrates on working on his muscles. Along with performing sets of an exercise with a specific amount of repetitions, he also goes for one rep max (ORM).
Bjornsson also performs overhead press and incline bench press in great numbers to make his anterior deltoid stronger. Bjornsson trains for stamina to; he visits the gym six times a week where he sometimes workout twice in a day with cardio and stretching in the morning.
Bjornsson Performs Deadlift
'The Mountain' Performing Incline Bench Press
World's Strongest Man Performs 805lbs Sumo Deadlift
Bjornsson Does 732lbs Squat x 8 Reps
Icelandic Strongest Man Lifts 228kg Atlas Stone
View this post on Instagram
Hafthor Bjornsson Preparation For Strongest Man Competition
View this post on Instagram
Press medley from today. Axle 160kg, loglift 162kg, Giant Dumbbell 105kg, block lift 135kg. 2 sets. Here’s my first set. Training for The World’s Strongest Man 2019 is on point 👌 - @reignbodyfuel @roguefitness @sbdapparel @legionath @australianstrengthcoach @stanefferding @stefansolvi @kelc33 @thorspowergym @thorspowerprogram
Diet Plan of Hafthor Bjornsson
In order to keep the body in an anabolic state and maintain strength stability Bjornsson ensures that he starts his day with a nutritious meal. The key to maintaining muscle mass is to keep your metabolic rate high and eat at an equal interval to avoid fat formation. Bjornsson eats regularly and ensures that he balances his macronutrients-protein, carbohydrates and fat properly.
Bjornsson's early morning meal includes six to eight egg whites and one full egg. Along with that, he eats one cup of oatmeal along with a bowl of fruit. His mid-morning diet includes granola bars and a protein shake.
His lunch includes lean beef or turkey or chicken along with a cup of oatmeal, brown rice and a bowl of raw/cooked vegetables. The Mountain's dinner also remains the same, however, in between that, he includes evening meals of egg whites, three cups of skimmed milk, protein shakes, whole grain bread and whole-grain pasta. Oatmeal is a part of all his meals and before sleeping, he drinks blended whey protein.
It's not easy to be The World's Strongest Man. And Hafthor's workout and diet are proof of it. He maintains his mountain of a physique by giving priority to strength and clean eating.
(The above story first appeared on LatestLY on Jul 17, 2019 02:20 PM IST. For more news and updates on politics, world, sports, entertainment and lifestyle, log on to our website latestly.com).