Hafþór Júlíus Björnsson, better known as The Mountain from Game of Thrones, is one of the strongest guys on the planet. We’ve seen him set world records in fridge carrying, and beer keg throwing, play tug-of-war with a tractor, break a 1,000-year-old weight-lifting record, and become Europe’s strongest man. Now Björnsson has his sites set on the 2016 World’s Strongest Man competition, a competition where he’s finished in the top three the past four years, but hasn’t yet won.
So, just how does a man of The Mountain’s size prep for such a competition? He’s been getting asked a lot about his diet, so ahead of the competition, Björnsson revealed to his fans on Facebook what his diet looks like:
6:50 Morning workout! Cardio + CORE for 30min Bcca, Glutamine + handful of almonds
7:30 8 eggs + 200gr Oats + blueberries & strawberries + avocado
9:30 400gr beef, 400gr sweet potatoes, handful of spinach & greens
11:50 Bcca, glutamine,
12:00 400gr Chicken + 400gr potatoes, greens + some fruits
14:00 Blender = 150gr oats or sweet potatoes, 2 bananas 150gr Kelloggs Rice Krispies, frozen berries, handful almonds, peanut butter and glutamine
14:30 Training strongman, Bcca, glutamine, Vitargo
17:30 60gr protein + 2 banans
18:00 500gr beef + potatoes, greens
20:30 500gr salmon + 500gr sweet potatoes
22:30 50gr casein protein or 6 eggs + avacado + 30gr almonds + 50gr peanut butter
Drink a lot of water throughout the day + Juices to get more calories!!
middle of the night 50gr caseine protein or raw eggs
Yes, by the time most of us have gone into our morning meetings, The Mountain has already consumed more food than most of us will eat in a week. But I guess that’s how you become strong enough to gouge people’s eyes out of their skulls.