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Hafthor Bjornsson Is Getting Ready to Return to Competition After Injury

Undoubtedly the most popular name in the world of strongmen, Hafthor Bjornsson is getting ready for this year’s competitions after being side-lined with a small injury.

In a recent YouTube video, the Islander shared that he has been suffering from inflammation in the calf and hamstring area, which he describes as feeling painful and stiff, which led to him taking a full week break in the midst of training in order to give himself the proper time to recover. 

Hafthor shared that he typically never gives himself full weeks to recover and that he has been feeling the pain for a while now but had decided to train on it lightly, which ultimately only ended up setting him back and not allowing his body to perform at the highest level.

The good news is that the full week of rest helped, and the ex-World Strongest Man was able to deadlift 440 kg on his first session back, as shown in a video he uploaded to Instagram.


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Bjornsson also shared his plans to compete at the Arnold Strongman Classic and potentially improve his world record by lifting 520 kg on the deadlift. 

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For all of those not familiar with him, Hafthor Bjornosson is an actor and famous strongman, known mostly for his role in “Game of Thrones” and the fact that he has won every single renowned Strongman competition in the last decade.

Along with that, Hafthor, or Thor as he is often referred to, continues to hold the deadlift world record at 501 kg – one that he is planning to improve on this year. 

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Tanya Shaiko

Author: Tanya Shaiko
News Editor, Olympic Lifting Enthusiast

Oly Lifting Experience: 6 years
Best ResultsSnatch – 61 kg,
C&J – 78 kg

I’m Tanya, and I just can’t do without fitness. About six years ago, I got into Olympic weightlifting and instantly fell in love with it. Weightlifting is like no other sport – it’s just you versus the bar. Driven by my unwavering passion for an active lifestyle, I’ve been eager to share my personal journey and sports enthusiasm with others. As a journalist and photographer, my interests come full circle, adding an extra dimension to the news column that I curate. This way, I keep my readers updated with the latest happenings in the sports world.

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