Hafthor Bjornsson AKA The Mountain's quest to 500kg deadlift?

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Eddie Hall set the record in 2016. In two days the Hafthor Bjornsson will attempt to break it.

Hafthor training in his gym.
 
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Eddie Hall set the record in 2016. In two days the Hafthor Bjornsson will attempt to break it.

Hafthor training in his gym.
Always surprises me how so many guys at that level still do their first warm up set with 135.

For them that has to be literally lighter than the bar is for me.... or at least close.
 
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Always surprises me how so many guys at that level still do their first warm up set with 135.

For them that has to be literally lighter than the bar is for me.... or at least close.
It's insane how massive and stronger these guys are compared to the average Joe. Tale of the tape has some of them clocking North of 300 pounds.
135 to them probably feels like 75 to us.
NFL players are by no means small and just look how this dude Hafthor just dwarfs everyone of them.
 
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It looks like he'll easily do 501kg and it'll be interesting to see what he attempts after that. He's mentioned both 520 and 530kg but if he gets 520kg, he won't go up another 10kg, surely? So it might be a case that he does either one of them. 530kg would be a massive achievement but I think he'll probably go for 520, get it and then that'll be it.

He's a phenomenally strong man. I know people can talk about steroids and all that but I think when everyone is fit and healthy, Thor at the moment is the strongest man to have ever lived. It's a privilege to watch strongman at the moment, they're really elevating the sport.
 
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I need to tell y'all guys two things:

1) It's well documented as a scientific fact nordic people are tall. Typically this is presumed to be because a) Nordic women are taller and b) typically nordic men prefer taller women.
(I'd also imagine the old viking bad, badder, meaner eugenics theory has roots with this)

2) Hafphor was actually really skinny naturally. But tall. All he's done is akin to a basketball player taking loads of roids to get mega big. But credit where credit is due it still takes work and commitment to get to where he is.
 

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I need to tell y'all guys two things:

1) It's well documented as a scientific fact nordic people are tall. Typically this is presumed to be because a) Nordic women are taller and b) typically nordic men prefer taller women.
(I'd also imagine the old viking bad, badder, meaner eugenics theory has roots with this)

2) Hafphor was actually really skinny naturally. But tall. All he's done is akin to a basketball player taking loads of roids to get mega big. But credit where credit is due it still takes work and commitment to get to where he is.
Nordic people tend to be strong as well.


And yeah he was comparatively skinny but I'm sure he had a big frame.
 
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Some people want to push themselves to be the very best st something.


Same as you feel about deep throating giant cocks.
you photoshopped yourself to look like a ''bad bitch''.... pretty sure you're projecting
 
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I need to tell y'all guys two things:

1) It's well documented as a scientific fact nordic people are tall. Typically this is presumed to be because a) Nordic women are taller and b) typically nordic men prefer taller women.
(I'd also imagine the old viking bad, badder, meaner eugenics theory has roots with this)

2) Hafphor was actually really skinny naturally. But tall. All he's done is akin to a basketball player taking loads of roids to get mega big. But credit where credit is due it still takes work and commitment to get to where he is.
But wasn't he the runt of his family at 6'9" lol. His dad and brother are taller than him apparently.
 
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Hafthor bjornsson is 6,9"

Martyn Ford is 6,8"

I have no idea who the fuck this guy is (clearly another Nord...)



But I get the impression if he trained like Hafthor he'd smoke 500KG with ease.
 
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Hafthor bjornsson is 6,9"

Martyn Ford is 6,8"

I have no idea who the fuck this guy is (clearly another Nord...)



But I get the impression if he trained like Hafthor he'd smoke 500KG with ease.
He's a Dutch bodybuilder.
 
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Hafthor bjornsson is 6,9"

Martyn Ford is 6,8"

I have no idea who the fuck this guy is (clearly another Nord...)



But I get the impression if he trained like Hafthor he'd smoke 500KG with ease.
That guy is 7ft 2inches. A little too tall to excell in Strongman.