335LBS Strongman Giant Hafthor Bjornsson Left “Absolutely Crushed” After His “Nervous” Attempt at Something Outside His Territory

Published 01/31/2023, 11:30 AM EST

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For Icelandic professional strongman Hafthor Bjornsson best known for playing a role in the hit series Game of Thrones, facing challenges is not a tough call. Throughout his professional life, he faced various challenges that he overcame. Unlikely him in the recent Buttery Games, the champion strongman showed concerns.

Facing a series of challenges alongside Martins Licis, Kai Greene, Kensley Hensen, and others, the strongman posted a video of him trying his hands at some unusual things. Continue reading further to know more about the details. 

Hafthor Bjornson looks tensed before the competition 


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Lifting weights for the 320lb 6’9″ strongman is not a big deal, but what about a 400-meter relay? Perhaps he does not hold his expertise there. Thus, as he walks towards the event alongside others, he could not help but remark, “I am a little nervous, I have to admit.” Collaborating with fitness influencers, Heber Cannon and Marston Sawyers, a.k.a. the Buttery Bros, the Hafthor, and his colleagues looked all decked up for the games.

Partnering with his wife, Kensley Hensen, the couple decided to give their best ahead of the competition. With the count of the whistle, everyone in the line started with the maximum energy they could gather. Though Bjornson had difficulty keeping up the pace, he did his best to pass the stick to Hensen in the least time possible.

Even though he could not secure the first spot. He thoroughly himself participated in the game. The game’s host soon announced the start of the next event in the next twenty minutes. As he proceeded to the next event, barbell thrusters and burpees followed a 1,200-meter row. Trying his hands on it for the first time, he remarked, “I just really went blasting, and I just burnt myself out on the rowing.” Adding more, he further said, “I was absolutely crushed.” However, he went so heavy on the instrument that he actually ended up breaking it altogether. The fans were, however, impressed by his daring endeavors.

Fans praise Hafthor Bjornsson for his attempt 


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The video has already gathered 50k+ views since its release and is widely appreciated by fans. Seeing their favorite attempt outside his territory, his followers could not help but shower him with praise and love. Dropping in their reactions, one of the users quickly wrote, “Loved watching this event, especially the strongmen. Thor and Martin doing the salmon ladder was the most incredible thing I’ve seen in some time!”

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While some loved the husband and wife together, others loved to see him interact with his industry colleagues. Thus, needless to say, seeing him try such new things, the fans were elated. Impressed with this amazing collab, eager fans have already shared their wish to see more of “Hafthor and Kai Greene” together. Hopefully, Hafþór reading his fan’s feedback.


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Written by:

Mubhaswara Ahamed


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Mubhaswara Ahamed is currently working as a US Sports Author for Essentially Sports. She completed her Grad degree in English Literature from Calcutta University. Mubhaswara was introduced to the world of sports by her father.
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Edited by:

Akash Pandhare