Hafthor Bjornsson is reducing his deadlift routine – from 501 kg to 360 kg.
Yes, even after losing 110 lbs of weight he still enjoys it a lot more than the average man.
However, “The Mountain,” as millions of Game of Thrones fans call it, still trains a lot. It’s just that his attention has shifted to boxing as he prepares for his long-awaited fight with rival Eddie Hall.
Bjornsson, who has won 10 consecutive Icelandic Strongest Man competitions and the 2018 edition of World’s Strongest Man, looks leaner in preparation for his boxing debut.
On his YouTube channel, the 6-foot-7 monstrous man detailed how his training has changed with his “ smaller ” frame and it’s no surprise that he’s still insanely strong.
“I’m training twice a day right now, coming back to action, obviously doing a lot of boxing, a lot of technical work as well as lifting weights,” he says. “I don’t lift as heavy as I used to be, I mainly focus on boxing and lift as a side job. I am always lifting in the gym, I love the job; I actually train more than when I was a strong man, I’m more in the gym now.
Bjornsson broke the world record for the heaviest deadlift in 2020 pulling a 501kg weight, which broke Hall’s record just to add spice.
But by losing weight and refocusing his workout, Bjornsson is now pulling just under half.
His new deadift routine consists of five sets of three reps at 225 kg.
Of course, he ends up lifting 360 kg.
Bjornsson and Hall are set to collide in September in what is billed as the ‘heaviest fight in boxing history’ and the former even hinted at a potential clash with heavyweight champion Tyson Fury, this which led Hall to cheat on him. While this is likely in reference to Thor’s conviction, he would knock out his rival twice.