Hafthor "The Mountain" Bjornsson's World's Strongest Man Training Is Sick

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Hafthor "The Mountain" Bjornsson: Europe's Strongest Man, The Mountain from HBO's Game of Thrones, and perennial World's Strongest Man podium finisher. Thor has been chasing the title of World's Strongest Man for years only to place third or second for the past five years in a row.

Now, Thor is looking stronger than ever in his quest to be World's Strongest Man and his strength is starting to shine. With a press, deadlift, and squat part of the final events at this year's World's Strongest Man, he's going to need all the static strength he can get. 

Check him easily repping out this 200kg/440lb bench press for 10:

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On top of that, The Mountain's deadlift has been improving at an incredible rate every year. Watch him hit two speed reps at 400kg/880lb:

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His squats are looking strong too. Here he his crushing two paused safety bar squats with 280kg/617lb:

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With fierce competition from the reigning Strongest Man On Earth Brian Shaw, deadlift and axle press world record holder Eddie Hall, and legendary strongman Zydrunas "Big Z" Savickas, Thor's road to the title of World's Strongest Man will be epic.

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