This time, Thor Bjornsson showed good old-fashioned powerlifting, without any wrist straps or suit. He showed his incredibly smooth 881.8lb deadlift wearing just a weightlifting belt.
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400kg/880lbs easy deadlift 2 sets yesterday. . Preparation for Thors Powerlifting Challenge 15th December. – Send an email to [email protected] to register. Special thanks to the official sponsors. @nuunhydration @sodastreamusa @sbdapparel @roguefitness . Also huge thanks to my personal sponsors! 💪 @nuunhydration @sbdapparel @legionath @roguefitness @swiftwicksocks
Here is what Thor wrote in his Instagram post:
400KG/880LBS EASY DEADLIFT 2 SETS YESTERDAY. . PREPARATION FOR THORS POWERLIFTING CHALLENGE 15TH DECEMBER.
We will remind you that Hafthor Bjornsson is holding his first powerlifting meet ever. Bjornsson is probably one of the most popular strength athletes on the globe thanks to his small role on Game of Thrones. Thus, his powerlifting meet is one of the biggest events in the history of strength sports.
Now, everyone, from strongman to powerlifting fans, is wondering, what is going to total. Hafthor is the current World’s Strongest Man, who pulled off two bench press doubles of 517 lbs (235 kg) really speedy earlier this week. This week, he made an incredible 880lb or 400kg back squat.
We know that an elephant bar is a bit easier to lift, and we have seen Thor deadlift 472 kg on it before. But no one has doubts already that this strong man is able to lift more than 880lb.
Thor Bjornsson was the Arnold Classic winner, the World’s Strongest Man, and the World Ultimate Strongman in 2018. He broke the weight over bar record again, starred in a Kickboxer movie, got married, and now, he is having his first powerlifting meet. We all hope he will win it. We all wait for it with anticipation.