Standing at 6’9″, Thor Bjornson truly is a mountain of a man. So, it comes as no shock then that he also plays one on HBO’s Game of Thrones.
When he’s not decapitating horses on Game of Thrones, he often competes in various World’s Strongest Man competitions, of which he has won several, including Iceland’s Strongest Man (six times), Europe’s Strongest Man (two times), and Strongest Man in Iceland (four times). He also likes to break world records, like highest beer keg toss (26 feet and 2.96 inches), fastest 60 feet double-fridge carry (19.60 seconds) and many more.
He even shattered a 1000-year-old record by carrying a 1,433lbs 30-foot long log on his shoulders for five steps. You gotta admit that sounds very impressive.
Thor is currently preparing for the annual Arnold Classic where the best strength athletes compete against each other to see who is the strongest man on earth.
As you can see in the video, Thor is taking his training pretty seriously for the upcoming Arnold Strongman Classic, and rightfully so. His competition is no joke and he has yet to win the grand prize at the Arnolds.
So the motivation and the determination are all there, but sometimes that’s just not enough. Sometimes, you need that extra edge that helps you pull out that last rep and break your personal best. You need a good, fast and aggressive soundtrack that will make any weight feel like paper. Which brings us to Thor Bjornsson’s go-to workout music.
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So what does he listen to, angry thrash metal? Gangsta rap? Not quite…
The most interesting part about this video is the easy work he makes of a 700lbs deadlift. As much as I would love to credit the power of Adele’s beautiful voice helping Thor make short work of the weight, I cannot. Thor is a strength monster with his best years yet to come. The fact that he is competitive against veterans like Brian Shaw and Zydrunas Savickas proves his years of record breaking are far from over.
Thor is a strength monster with his best years yet to come. The fact that he is competitive against veterans like Brian Shaw and Zydrunas Savickas proves his years of record breaking are far from over.
With all that being said, It has come to my attention that for some reason strongmen lifting heavy and modern day pop music go together fairly well.
That was Vytautas Lalas, Lithuania’s second most famous strongman, behind Zydrunas Savickas, also preparing for this years Arnold Classic. He is seen log lifting 430lbs while the newest jam from Daft Punk/The Weekend collab is heard blasting in the background.
And speaking of Zydrunas Savickas, he seemingly also uses the power of modern pop music as his lifting fuel.
Squatting 760 lbs has never looked and sounded cooler! Even though this a remix, it’s still a Justin Bieber song, so it counts as modern pop.
While all this maybe coincidental, one thing is for sure. This year’s strongmen events will have epic soundtracks!