Game of Thrones star Hafthor Bjornsson reveals incredible Strongman diet
With the 2016 World’s Strongest Man competition in his sights, Game of Thrones star Hafthor Bjornsson has revealed the alarming amount of food he has been eating daily in preparation.
The Icelandic powerhouse finished third in last year’s event and is again expected to be one of the frontrunners to claim the prestigious crown in 2016.
Outside of his television responsibilities of fulfilling the role of ‘The Mountain’ in the massively popular series Games of Thrones, Bjornsson is training hard for the strongman event.
Wisely telling regular people not to follow his example, the 6ft 9in, 400lb monster gets through the following on a daily basis.
6:50: Morning workout! Cardio + CORE for 30min Bcaa, Glutamine + handful of almonds
7:30: 8 eggs + 200gr Oats + blueberries & strawberries + avocado
9:30: 400gr Beef, 400gr Sweet potatoes, handful of spinach & greens
11:50: Bcca, glutamine
12:00: 400gr Chicken + 400gr potatoes, greens + some fruits
14:00: Blender = 150gr oats or sweet potatoes, 2 bananas 150gr kelloggs rice krispies, frozen berries, handful almonds, peanut butter and glutamine
14:30: Training strongman, Bcaa, glutamine, Vitargo
17:30: 60gr protein + 2 bananas
18:00: 500gr beef + potatoes, greens
20:30: 500gr salmon + 500gr sweet potatoes
22:30: 50gr casein protein or 6 eggs + avocado + 30gr almonds + 50gr peanut butter
Eating 11 times a day, Bjornsson’s dedication to bulking up even sees him wake up in the middle of the night to take onboard even more protein.
According to the Facebook post, the 27-year-old is consuming a whopping 8.3 pounds of food every day.
A former professional basketball player in his native Iceland, Bjornsson turned to Strongman in 2010 and has been his country’s strongest man for the last five years.
In the World’s Strongest Man competition he has finished third on three occasions and was also runner-up in 2014.
Reigning champion Brian Shaw is the man to beat in this year’s event.