5′7″ 150 Lbs Crossfit Athlete Gets Pumped to Take On 6′9″ 400 Lbs Mountain From Game of Thrones

Published 09/06/2023, 2:19 PM EDT

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Annie Thorisdottir is one of the most decorated figures in the realms of CrossFit and is widely regarded for her exceptional accolades and unbeatable spirit. Her years of dedication and unwavering commitment towards the sport also helped her gain international recognition as she became the first woman from Iceland to compete in the CrossFit games.

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Her feats of strength have brought her head-to-head with a lot of legends. In one such recent instance, ThoAnnie Thorisdottir was seen killing it in the gym with the 6″9′ Strongman beast.

Annie Thorisdottir hits the gym with Hafthor Bjornsson

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The Icelandic CrossFit athlete recently took to her official Instagram account and shared a story of herself working out with Hafthor Bjornsson, the Strongman beast, in the gym. In the story, she wrote, “Training to fight THE MOUNTAIN from behind with a stick @thethorbjornsson.”

Hafthor Bjornsson also shared her story mention a few hours ago. Both the legends were seen hitting their arm workouts hard. On one side, Annie Thorisdottir was intensely doing a set of over-the-head triceps extensions in the cable, while in the cable beside her, Bjornsson was seen pulling off his set of triceps push-downs.

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Well, life has not been easy for Annie Thorisdottir. Having given birth to a baby girl, things changed for her, and it turned out to be a traumatic phase. In her article, My Postpartum Fall: Speaking Up, Thorisdottir opened up about everything that she faced during that period.

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As she gave birth to her baby girl, the following months have led to her going through suffering both mentally and emotionally. It took her a lot to come to terms with the reality that her body could not function the way it did before. 

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This scared the CrossFit athlete, and it was then that she decided to start training so that she could feel whole again. She said, “It wasn’t because I had to compete at the CrossFit Games. That wasn’t even crossing my mind at that point…I wanted to gain myself again…I wanted to gain the empowerment and the confidence that I could continue being myself after giving birth.” What are your thoughts on the journey of Annie Thorisdottir? Let us know in the comments section below!

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Aheli Chakraborty

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Aheli Chakraborty is a pro writer for Bodybuilding at Essentially Sports. From staying tuned to Cutler’s latest podcast, to delving deep into Dorian Yates’ recent Instagram post, Aheli has hit the ground running. With extensive experience in the sports and entertainment industry, she likes to keep her readers coming back for more.
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