The Mountain from Game of Thrones breaks his own deadlift record twice in one week
It's been a crazy couple of weeks for The Mountain
Real name Hafthor Björnsson, the Game of Thrones star is the reigning World's Strongest Man. Now, he's smashed his own deadlift record twice in a little over a week.
Footage of the Icelander deadlifting 1042 pounds emerged just over a week ago.
Watch the lift below:
In the captured footage, Björnsson was understandably met with hero worship by his army of friends and training partners. Included in the shot is American powerlifter Larry Wheels.
The Mountain and Wheels have recently been training together at Thor's Power Gym in Kópavogur, Iceland. Wheels is also a huge name in the weightlifting world, and various lifts of his have achieved recognition.
Now, Björnsson has outdone himself even further by breaking that 1042 deadlift record.
The Mountain managed to pull a hugely impressive 1046 pounds - weighing out at 474 kilos. This lift was recorded at last weekend's Arnold Sports Festival in Columbus, Ohio. In doing so, he cemented his place as one of the planet's strongest.
The overall deadlift record is held by Eddie Hall, who pulled a mammoth 500kg in 2016.
Boost your personal deadlift
The deadlift is one of the fundamental powerlifting exercises - forming part of the 'big three' alongside the bench press and the squat.
Deadlift form guide:
- With a slight bend in your knees, grip the bar with hands shoulder-width apart
- Keep your back straight and neck in line with your spine
- The bar should be over the middle part of your foot - not too far in front of the body
- Keeping your back straight, drive through your hips and bring the bar up until you are standing upright
- Imagine squeezing a golf ball underneath your armpits when lifting - this engages your lats and helps to control the weight when lifting
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