“Swallowed a Whole Pharmaceutical Company”: Hafthor Bjornsson’s Unbelievable 136 Lbs Transformation From a Skinny Basketball Player to World’s Strongest Man Leaves Internet in Disbelief

Published 12/08/2023, 12:00 AM EST

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Hafthor Bjornsson is known for his role as The Mountain of HBO’s Game of Thrones. But the 2.06m actor is also one of the more famous strongmen on the planet. However, he never dreamt of becoming the iconic Strongman champion when he was young. Thor dreamt of becoming a professional basketball player, but destiny had other plans for the 6’7” young man. He had to quit the sport due to an ankle injury. Later, he was intrigued by bodybuilding icons like Ronnie Coleman and Dorian Yates and took to lifting weights.

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The Strongman icon shared a post that reflected his massive transformation from a skinny basketball player to a hefty Thor, and the internet couldn’t stop buzzing about his massive gains.

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6’7” tall Thor ensured to engrave his power and strength in the minds of the Strongman community. His imposing physique from the Games of Thrones is a hit among fans. However, as a teenager, Bjornsson was just 230 lbs basketball center before becoming 396 lbs Strongman athlete.

The efforts to bulk into such an insane physique weren’t easy for Thor. Bjornsson had to gobble down six meals daily. “You have to force-feed yourself, grow into a monster, and become strong enough to lift those weights. It was tough, man,” he told Men’s Fitness.

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Thor would even have meals every two to three hours on the Game of Thrones sets to ace The Mountain role. However, Thor jokingly credited his 136 lbs transformation over the four years to creatinine in his recent post, and the bodybuilding fans couldn’t agree more.

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While the fitness community is familiar with the beastly avatar of Mountain, they were shocked to see the Icelandic teenager. “Bro swallowed a whole pharmaceutical company,” gasped a follower in disbelief. “Loads of Tren and a shit ton of food!” exclaimed another, finding rationale behind such a terrific transformation.

230 is a massive human. Especially, in high school,” noted a fan who underscored how Thor’s teenage avatar is no less normal. “40+ pounds of muscle every year. That’s standard muscle growth,” confirmed another without any exaggeration. “Can only imagine the cocktail this guy was on,” wrote a fan in disbelief.

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When destiny canceled out Hafthor Bjornsson from pursuing his favorite sport, he took up powerlifting and is now a Hall of Fame champion in the Strongman arena. And his massive transformation is enough to prove his resolve.

 

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Etha Bindu Rani

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I am Etha Bindu Rani. My love for the gym and bodybuilding started a few years back, while the urge to write has been in me for a long time. So when I was offered a chance to write inspirational stories about fitness transformation and bodybuilders, I didn?t give it a second thought.
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