Some Facts Behind ‘The Mountain’ from Game of Thrones
Most people who see a picture of Hafþór Björnsson will immediately think of Gregor ‘The Mountain’ Clegane, the merciless character from Game of Thrones.
As the TV show continues to blow our minds, there are some off-set facts that also catch the eye. One interesting story is the one behind the actor that gives life to the ruthless Mountain.
Hafþór is Icelandic, he is 6 feet 9 inches tall and weighs over 400 pounds. He obviously played basketball, but after injuring his knee he had to go a different way, which led him to start taking part in strongman competitions.
The guy has already earned the title of Strongest Man in Iceland, and has been running for strongest man in the world. He placed 3rd in 2012, 2013 and 2015, and came in 2nd at the 2014 contest. Far from giving up, he is preparing for this year's event to try and take the first place from Žydrūnas Savickas -current winner - once again.
His Crazy Diet
The highly muscular actor revealed on Facebook what his strongman preparation diet consists of. If you think he made the Red Viper’s eyes pop, wait until you read the insane 10,000-calories-a-day diet he follows and yours will pop too - in a different way I hope-.
We have to say we are not surprised, because it must take a pretty strict diet to beat a 1,000 year-old Viking weightlifting record.