Strongman Giant Hafthor Bjornsson’s 1105Lbs Deadlifts Have a Unique Quality Beyond Weights

Published 02/11/2023, 9:30 AM EST

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Strongman, powerlifting, and bodybuilding—all these sports require tremendous strength and technique. However, people generally ignore the importance of technique and focus more on the weight aspect that these professional athletes lift. In the latest episode of Generation Iron Fitness, bodybuilding veteran Mike O’Hearn conversed with one of the most famous strongmen, Hafthor Bjornsson A.K.A. The Mountain. While speaking with Bjornsson, O’Hearn decoded the best thing about The Mountain’s lifts that most people don’t focus on.

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The veteran bodybuilder did go on to say that Bjornsson does even better than some bodybuilders. How did the conversation go? Let’s find out.

Mike O’Hearn praises Hathor Bjornsson’s focus on his range, not his weights

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When one starts lifting professionally, they just don’t focus on the quantity, but also on the quality of the lift. However, some might forget the basics of lifting and change their focus to weights. Hafthor is not one of them. While talking with Thor, The Titan praised the range of motion he covers during his lifts.

O’Hearn said, “Your guys’ range of motion is better than a lot of bodybuilders. And that’s what I don’t think they realize. I was watching you do incline press and there is an extension that you do. There is nothing missed. You go from the bottom to the very top, and it’s the full range of motion. I know that’s elementary, but I think people miss that when they watch you. They are just focused on your weights, and what I noticed is the range.” 

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Bjornsson in reply, showed gratification as the credit came from a massive bodybuilding star who has steadily kept his physique in shape for four decades now. Moreover, he stated that he tries his best to do a clean and full range of motion while lifting weights. Moving on, let’s have a look at the latest Instagram workout post of Thor and observe what Mike O’Hearn said.

Looking back at Hafthor Bjornsson deadlifting in the full range of motion

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Bjornsson is pretty active on social media. He keeps his fans and followers updated with his recent gym workouts and what he lifts. Recently, Bjornsson uploaded a video where he deadlifts 3 reps, 3 sets of 661 lbs. However, he has lifted much more than that in professional competitions, but he continues to lift heavy and with great technique.

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Keeping in purview what O’Hearn said, the Game of Thrones actor lifted the weight with complete control, and with a full range of motion. In other words, the form and technique seem to be unnegotiable to The Mountain. Thor has a habit of lifting heavy weights and making it look so easy that it always stuns his fans. However, it was interesting for Mike O’Hearn to point out the minute detail which people generally miss in heavy lifting. What do you think about what the Founder of Power building said? Do you agree with him? Let us know in the comment section.

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Kaivalya R Pillai

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Dr. Kaivalya R Pillai is a US Sports author working at EssentiallySports. An accomplished academician, he recently completed his doctorate degree in pharmacy.
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