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(CBS Sports)   The Mountain from Game of Thrones just broke the world record in the deadlift by lifting an "Elephant Bar" weighing 1,041 pounds (Warning: Some graphic content)   ( cbssports.com) divider line
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2018-03-08 10:30:06 AM  
Dude -- watching that dude spurting out blood was a bit much. Maybe a graphic content warning should've been on the headline
 
2018-03-08 10:37:54 AM  

rcain: Dude -- watching that dude spurting out blood was a bit much. Maybe a graphic content warning should've been on the headline


You should have seen the reverse angle.
 
2018-03-08 10:45:37 AM  
Did he celebrate by crushing a man's skull in his hands and raping a village?
 
2018-03-08 11:11:41 AM  
The strain is very bad for the body's blood vessels.
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(don't worry, this is from GoT, makeup for Zombie mountain.)
 
2018-03-08 11:15:15 AM  
Dear god he made that look easy.
Also, loved the Iceland socks.
 
2018-03-08 11:22:08 AM  

mrsleep: Dear god he made that look easy.


No shiat.  Everyone else was straining just to lift the bar slightly & he walked over, lifted it, and then just stood there holding it like it was nothing.  I half expected him to start twirling it like a cheerleader's baton...
 
2018-03-08 11:24:05 AM  
I just love this picture of him, his girlfriend and his tiny, tiny dog.

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2018-03-08 11:25:02 AM  
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Not as easy as it looks, folks. Here's the first guy who tried it.
 
2018-03-08 11:26:26 AM  
Lena is tiny.

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2018-03-08 11:29:25 AM  
The Mountain from Game of Thrones just broke the world record

If by "just" you mean "last weekend", i.e. several days ago, then yes.
 
2018-03-08 11:33:49 AM  
God he's hot.
 
2018-03-08 11:37:11 AM  

Englebert Slaptyback: The Mountain from Game of Thrones just broke the world record

If by "just" you mean "last weekend", i.e. several days ago, then yes.


The Earth is ~1.6 trillion days old.  I think this can qualify as "just".
 
2018-03-08 11:38:39 AM  
Which actor?  The Mountain has been played by 3 different actors that I'm aware of.

/DNRTFA 'cause I didn't want to see the blood exploding
 
2018-03-08 11:40:45 AM  
Shiat, and I though Eddie Halls 500 kilo deadlift was nuts
 
2018-03-08 11:41:10 AM  

Englebert Slaptyback: Lena is tiny.

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Hafþór Júlíus Björnsson is 6'9, 400ish lbs, so marvel at a photo of him being 'the small one'

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2018-03-08 12:06:52 PM  
When I put up 450lbs in high school football camp, I thought I was hot shiate.

It's crazy we are both the same species.
 
2018-03-08 12:13:07 PM  

Flappyhead: Shiat, and I though Eddie Halls 500 kilo deadlift was nuts


I bet Hall breaks it again. The deadlift is his obsession
 
2018-03-08 12:16:48 PM  

JolobinSmokin: When I put up 450lbs in high school football camp, I thought I was hot shiate.

It's crazy we are both the same species.


You were.  You were just a kid, and I bet you could have literally run laps around him.

/I bet I can do more pullups than Bjornsson
 
2018-03-08 12:17:48 PM  

Karate Explosion: Flappyhead: Shiat, and I though Eddie Halls 500 kilo deadlift was nuts

I bet Hall breaks it again. The deadlift is his obsession


That frightens me.  I don't think he was acting when he collapsed afterward.
 
2018-03-08 12:23:19 PM  

zeroflight222: Which actor?  The Mountain has been played by 3 different actors that I'm aware of.


You know which one.

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2018-03-08 12:32:47 PM  

that was my nickname in highschool: Karate Explosion: Flappyhead: Shiat, and I though Eddie Halls 500 kilo deadlift was nuts

I bet Hall breaks it again. The deadlift is his obsession

That frightens me.  I don't think he was acting when he collapsed afterward.


ya.... Although, maybe he makes peace with it. Im pretty sure he said he was done lifting due to the damage he was doing to his health, but maybe Im not remembering. (Full disclosure, Im getting my info from netflix docs Ive watched about/including him).

CSB: During an endurance event, they made a team of 5 people carry this giant farking freshly cut tree trunk 3 miles. At one point, a person under the log quit and just stepped out, putting more of the load on us. When that additional weight hit, I could feel myself blacking out before someone else hopped in. A very weird sensation.
 
2018-03-08 12:54:36 PM  

Arachnophobe: I just love this picture of him, his girlfriend and his tiny, tiny dog.

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Usually, I make fun of dogs that weigh less than my cat.

This is not one of those times.
 
2018-03-08 01:04:16 PM  
He probably poops a mountain, too.

/heels it down the drain and all that...
 
2018-03-08 01:19:56 PM  
If you're interested in these things this is a good documentary
'Born Strong' Trailer - Strongman documentary on Netflix
Youtube u7-qeEr7kSE
 
2018-03-08 01:29:22 PM  
Save us from the fury of the Norsemen.
 
2018-03-08 01:34:18 PM  

Walt_Jizzney: He probably poops a mountain, too.

/heels it down the drain and all that...



No, it's Becky.
 
kab
2018-03-08 01:41:33 PM  

Walt_Jizzney: He probably poops a mountain, too.

/heels it down the drain and all that...


Brian Shaw's diet (2nd place this year)

World's Strongest Man — Full Day of Eating (12,000+ calories)
Youtube YQEJyjKTH9g
 
2018-03-08 01:59:17 PM  

Karate Explosion:  
CSB: During an endurance event, they made a team of 5 people carry this giant farking freshly cut tree trunk 3 miles. At one point, a person under the log quit and just stepped out, putting more of the load on us. When that additional weight hit, I could feel myself blacking out before someone else hopped in. A very weird sensation.


I know the feeling of blacking out well. I'm not an endurance athlete, I just have lowish blood pressure and occasionally if stand up quickly after being very relaxed my vision closes in like a tunnel and I have to grab on to something and concentrate really hard on not letting my knees buckle.

The only time where I totally blacked out was one night when I got up to use the toilet. I was standing over the toilet and then suddenly I was on the floor of my shower. That's probably the closest I've ever gotten to killing myself because I fell backwards through the glass door of the shower, it was pure luck that the glass didn't break and instead I broke the hinges off the door.
 
2018-03-08 01:59:56 PM  
I deadlift with a hex bar and only a fraction of what these guys do, with a weight light enough to do 6-8 sets and still have some semblance of form.

If I tried to do anything close to what powerlifters do my spine would shoot out of my back and scuttle across the floor of my gym
 
2018-03-08 02:02:15 PM  
I'd hit it.

/what I'm saying is I'd like to hit it.
 
2018-03-08 02:02:15 PM  
I think he can move up to 3/4thor now
 
2018-03-08 02:04:32 PM  

Flappyhead: Shiat, and I though Eddie Halls 500 kilo deadlift was nuts


I'm a little confused here. Thor just lifted 1,041#, but you're saying that's more impressive than Hall lifting 1,102#...?
 
2018-03-08 02:17:30 PM  

rzrwiresunrise: Flappyhead: Shiat, and I though Eddie Halls 500 kilo deadlift was nuts

I'm a little confused here. Thor just lifted 1,041#, but you're saying that's more impressive than Hall lifting 1,102#...?


was curious about this so I asked my friend, Wiki:

-The world record strongman-style deadlift (where a suit, straps and hitching are allowed) is 500 kg (1,102.3 lb) by Eddie Hall.[5] He also owns the partial deadlift world record at 536 kg (1,181.7 lb).[6]
-The world record for a raw, strongman-style elephant bar deadlift (a deadlift where only a weight belt, lifting straps and hitching are allowed) is 472 kg (1,040.6 lb) by Hafthor Bjornsson.[7]
 
2018-03-08 02:27:08 PM  

Contrabulous Flabtraption: If you're interested in these things this is a good documentary
[YouTube video: 'Born Strong' Trailer - Strongman documentary on Netflix]


I've seen that. What amazed me, is how gentle and intelligent a few of these guys are when they're not competing. I really expected a bunch of dick swinging Neanderthals. Sure, they're cocky, and they have EVERY right to be, but they're also very level headed gentle giants behind the scenes.
 
2018-03-08 02:33:08 PM  

Bluemoons: Contrabulous Flabtraption: If you're interested in these things this is a good documentary
[YouTube video: 'Born Strong' Trailer - Strongman documentary on Netflix]

I've seen that. What amazed me, is how gentle and intelligent a few of these guys are when they're not competing. I really expected a bunch of dick swinging Neanderthals. Sure, they're cocky, and they have EVERY right to be, but they're also very level headed gentle giants behind the scenes.


Yeah - this will sound corny but I think you have to put all your hot-headedness into your lifts. If you're still a raging asshole when not lifting you haven't put everything into your lift. And these guys put everything in....so all that's left is niceness.
 
2018-03-08 02:34:30 PM  
He looks a lot older than 30.
 
2018-03-08 02:39:07 PM  

Bluemoons: Contrabulous Flabtraption: If you're interested in these things this is a good documentary
[YouTube video: 'Born Strong' Trailer - Strongman documentary on Netflix]

I've seen that. What amazed me, is how gentle and intelligent a few of these guys are when they're not competing. I really expected a bunch of dick swinging Neanderthals. Sure, they're cocky, and they have EVERY right to be, but they're also very level headed gentle giants behind the scenes.


I went to the Kansas Relays one year and talked with some of the shotputters. One of them solved a Rubik's Cube in less than fifteen seconds which was kind of amazing since he had such massive hands. Very friendly too.
 
2018-03-08 02:43:32 PM  

Karate Explosion: Flappyhead: Shiat, and I though Eddie Halls 500 kilo deadlift was nuts

I bet Hall breaks it again. The deadlift is his obsession


I don't think he will, and I am a HUGE Hall fan. He just doesn't have the size, given that he is a couple inches shorter. Even if he breaks this record he will half kill himself doing it, then Bjornsson will set it again and make it look easy. I got a feeling he is nowhere near his peak, he looked like he could have thrown another 50lbs on that bar and still got it up.
 
2018-03-08 02:44:06 PM  

Bluemoons: Contrabulous Flabtraption: If you're interested in these things this is a good documentary
[YouTube video: 'Born Strong' Trailer - Strongman documentary on Netflix]

I've seen that. What amazed me, is how gentle and intelligent a few of these guys are when they're not competing. I really expected a bunch of dick swinging Neanderthals. Sure, they're cocky, and they have EVERY right to be, but they're also very level headed gentle giants behind the scenes.


And my god... the grocery bills...
 
2018-03-08 02:46:55 PM  
brap:I meant reps of course.    Bro, do I even weightlifting terminology?
 
2018-03-08 02:50:07 PM  

gabethegoat: rzrwiresunrise: Flappyhead: Shiat, and I though Eddie Halls 500 kilo deadlift was nuts

I'm a little confused here. Thor just lifted 1,041#, but you're saying that's more impressive than Hall lifting 1,102#...?

was curious about this so I asked my friend, Wiki:

-The world record strongman-style deadlift (where a suit, straps and hitching are allowed) is 500 kg (1,102.3 lb) by Eddie Hall.[5] He also owns the partial deadlift world record at 536 kg (1,181.7 lb).[6]
-The world record for a raw, strongman-style elephant bar deadlift (a deadlift where only a weight belt, lifting straps and hitching are allowed) is 472 kg (1,040.6 lb) by Hafthor Bjornsson.[7]


i had no idea there was a deadlifting suit.
 
2018-03-08 02:54:37 PM  

that was my nickname in highschool: JolobinSmokin: When I put up 450lbs in high school football camp, I thought I was hot shiate.

It's crazy we are both the same species.

You were.  You were just a kid, and I bet you could have literally run laps around him.

/I bet I can do more pullups than Bjornsson


He doesn't pull himself up. He pulls the Earth down.
 
2018-03-08 02:59:58 PM  

weddingsinger: Englebert Slaptyback: Lena is tiny.

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Hafþór Júlíus Björnsson is 6'9, 400ish lbs, so marvel at a photo of him being 'the small one'

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Who are the other two guys?
 
2018-03-08 03:00:34 PM  
Why is he pictured sleeping with his food?
 
2018-03-08 03:25:09 PM  
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2018-03-08 03:34:25 PM  
I wonder how many trucks full of money Vince McMahon has tried backing up to this guy's house...
 
2018-03-08 04:08:33 PM  
Is it just me, or did he not actually drop the bar at the end - he actually threw it down?!
 
2018-03-08 04:22:15 PM  
Big McLargehuge!
 
2018-03-08 04:39:24 PM  

Arachnophobe: I just love this picture of him, his girlfriend and his tiny, tiny dog.

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That'd not a 'tiny dog'

It's a Golden Retriever.

Dude is That jacked
 
2018-03-08 04:41:29 PM  

Bitmongler Redux: Is it just me, or did he not actually drop the bar at the end - he actually threw it down?!


YUP. It bent the opposite direction briefly. o_o
 
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