Hafthor Björnsson won’t be a aggressive strongman anymore, however that doesn’t imply he isn’t staying energetic as an athlete. For instance, for the previous two years, Björnsson has been cultivating a boxing profession the place a lot of his preparation facilities round how he can enhance within the ring. The newest coaching replace from the 2018 World’s Strongest Man (WSM) champion’s post-strongman journey exhibits how the Icelander has been pushing his physique recently.
On Sept. 13, 2022, Björnsson shared an Instagram publish the place he displayed a shredded lean physique and a small pattern of a difficult again and abs exercise he not too long ago accomplished. Judging by the respective quick clips Björnsson consists of, the exercise options leg raises on a dips machine, one-arm hammer rows, T-bar rows with handles, and a few reps on a reverse pec deck machine.
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In the caption of the previous Game of Thrones star’s publish, the strongman legend wrote that the physique replace and exercise got here after “12 hours of a hardcore day at work” whereas filming a “very physical fight scene” scene for an undisclosed film/tv present. Regardless of what Björnsson is filming for, he’s certainly seemingly staying fairly busy.
In March 2022, Björnsson defeated his former strongman rival and 2017 WSM champ Eddie Hall within the “Heaviest Boxing Match in History.” In the aftermath, Hall would honor a pre-match wager by getting a tattoo of Björnsson’s full identify on his physique.
A number of months later, in June, Björnsson disclosed that he had misplaced 13 kilos since his combat with Hall. The weight reduction had apparently come as part of an athletic experiment for the 33-year-old, who appears to be searching for a brand new long-term area of interest after strongman.
“I’m human like everyone else, and I’m going through a period in my life where I’m not 100 percent focused or dedicated all the time,” Björnsson wrote in his June Instagram publish. “It’s weird because, for the last 10-plus years of my life, I’ve been super focused and driven because I’ve always had a goal to strive towards.”
This new replace and exercise is likely to be an extension of the athlete’s early summer season thought course of.
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At the second, Björnsson seems to be in a verbal confrontation with British heavyweight boxer Tyson Fury. The pair have been in talks for months a couple of potential combat however, on the time of this writing, haven’t set a concrete date.
Fighting, not to mention beating a longtime skilled like Fury, can be a substantial step up in pedigree for Björnsson. In 33 profession matches, Fury has received 32 occasions and by no means misplaced. Should Björnsson ultimately combat Fury, it would sign a major step ahead for the strongman legend to find a brand new athletic dedication.
Featured picture: @thorbjornsson on Instagram