The Mountain from 'Game of Thrones' has just smashed his own deadlifting World Record
Just last week, Hafþór Júlíus Björnsson AKA The Mountain from Game of Thrones hit the headlines for deadlifting a staggering 1042lbs. Now, the actor and current World's Strongest Man has beaten his own deadlifting record.
Evidently, the man is a machine and doesn't just want to be the strongest man alive; he's on a mission to be the strongest man who'll ever live - something he proved just three days ago at the 2019 Arnold Strongman Classic.
This is the moment Björnsson set a "pretty casual" world record:
As you can tell, this dude's confidence about setting a New World record is admirable. He just strolls up to the monster weights, lifts them like a real life Incredible Hulk, then does a celebratory roar. Pretty casual indeed.
"Pretty casual new WR Elephant Bar Deadlift 474kg/1044.9lbs," Björnsson captioned the video above on Instagram.
"Very happy with day 1 here at The Arnold Strongman Classic even though 501 will have to wait for another day. Looking forward to day 2. I appreciate all the support guys, thank you!"
Needless to say, this is not the first time that Björnsson's set a World Record. He is, after all, the reigning World's Strongest Man. Last year, however, he deadlifted 1040.58lbs. This year, he went one better and deadlifted an eye-watering 1044.9lbs, which is the same weight as an adult polar bear.
Seeing a new World Record's not the only thing that the Game of Thrones star has had to celebrate recently though. It was also his wife's birthday, and he revealed on Instagram that since the pair got together, he's never lost a competition.
"Happy birthday to my better half @kelc33," Björnsson said.
"Crazy fact... since Kelsey and I have been together I haven't lost a competition, I've just been on a winning STREAK!!! She's my lucky charm."
I guess, as their love grows stronger, so does Björnsson!