The only thing the internet seems to love more than watching The Mountain from Game of Thrones cleaving and crushing skulls is seeing the actor that plays him lifting extremely heavy things. So do we have something special for you today! Bodybuilder Rich Piana has just put up a forty minute video showing nearly an entire workout with Hafthór Björnsson, and it’s as intense as you’d imagine.
See what kind of weights you have to lift in order to become the world’s strongest man and have biceps the size of a typical dude’s waist. Hear the kind of sounds that come out of Hafthor as he does rep after rep crushing insane amounts of weight. I’m sweating just watching this video. There’s a chance that simply witnessing these two freaks of nature working out from start to finish will increase the production of testosterone in your body by thirty percent.
The video ends with the two men talking diet, but if you want the real scoop on The Mountain’s food intake, here’s a specific video where he discusses how many pounds of protein he’s taking in leading up to the 2016 World’s Strongest Man contest in August. It’s been a rough year of competition for the Icelandic giant as he recently lost the title of Europe’s Strongest Man to Laurence Shahlaei. It will be interesting to see how he does in the Worlds, where he has placed in the top three for the past three years.