Get the lowdown on basic punches, gear, and shadowboxing.Read article
Everyone seems pretty strong until a much larger man enters the room. This is the case for both lifters who went ahead of 6-time Iceland Strongest Man, Hafþór Júlíus Björnsson. WOW Stronger is a CrossFit strongman competition that is built for brutes like ‘The Mountain’.
SEE ALSO: Hafthor Bjornsson’s Mountainous Diet
The first two competitors power clean the weight with a little bit of a struggle, but of course the same doesn’t go for Björnsson. He walks up to the bar, rips it to his chest then hurls the weight overhead while the crowd cheers.
SEE ALSO: 8 Greatest Strongman Exercises
Björnsson seems to be in good shape heading into the Arnold Sports Festival in March. He is competing in the Arnold Pro Strongman World Series. Here are few of his videos gearing up to take first place.
View this post on Instagram
I hit a huge rep PB in my Arnold prep today with a 180kg log for 2 sets of 3. Very pleased with how my training is going these days. After this I did 160kg 2x5reps from the chest you can see that at @thorspowergymiceland @australianstrengthcoach @stanefferding @gymgrossisten @roguefitness @joikef_postural_therapy @gloiceland