“Unbelievable Recovery”: Weeks After 6′9″ Strongman Giant Severely Tore His Pec While Bench Pressing 556 Lbs Fitness World Stunned Over Flawless Recovery

Published 09/01/2023, 10:12 AM EDT

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In an unfortunate turn of events, Hafthor Bjornsson, the Icelandic Strongman beast, ended up tearing his pectoral muscle while making an attempt to pull out a bench press of a whopping 556 lbs. He had to go through surgery to get it reattached, however, he had a very difficult time getting through the process of recovery.

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Just as he was done with the first surgery, The Mountain underwent another surgery to get rid of a bacterial infection. Just 4 weeks after, as he went for a check-up, he found out that he got hold of another infection and had to have a drainage tube inserted to get rid of it. But, all of these were not enough to bring the legendary athlete down and he has been better now and his recent post is a testament to it.

Hafthor Bjornsson on the road to recovery

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The Mountain recently took to his official Instagram account @thorbjornsson and posted pictures of himself at the gym post days after the entire process of his surgeries. Hafthor Bjornsson was back to his favorite place – the gym and it was pretty much evident from his expression.

He was seen wearing blue shorts and he paired them with knee-length blue socks and an absolutely gorgeous pair of sneakers blended in blue and white. In the first picture, he stood under the cable machine and was flexing his arms and chest, his head down, looking towards the pumped-up chest. 

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In the next picture too, he was seen flexing, but with a smile on his face, showing how happy he was to be back at the gym. He captioned the post, “Beefy and oiled up by @thebeardstruggle”. Well, looking at him recover after such hardships, the entire fitness world motivated him and showed their delight to have him back!

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Fans overwhelmed to see Hafthor Bjornsson recover

The entire bodybuilding community rejoiced in joy for the speedy recovery of Hafthor Bjornsson and the comments demonstrated their emotions. One of them, motivating him commented, “Step by step, the pec tear is getting defeated. King Hafthor for the win! 👑”. Another expressing his happiness wrote, “My man is on again!!!🔥🔥🔥”. A follower made a punny comment, “Half-Thor becoming Full-Thor again!”

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Everyone put in their full power to motivate the legend. One of them wrote, “Crush it into DUST MAN !! 🔥❤”. Another taking to his strong will power and endurance level commented, “Unbelievable recovery even left side was torn and left bicep still looks bigger than the right one.wow😮🔥”. 

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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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