2018 World’s Strongest Man and Game of Thrones actor, Hafthor Julius Bjornsson, has gotten really shredded and looks more like a lean bodybuilder than a strongman these days. Hafthor gave us an update on his physique in a recent Instagram video. In the video he is jumping rope and his shoulders and abs just look fascinating.
Judging by the description, Hafthor seems to have given himself a new nickname, “Half-thor”. Hafthor has been dropping weight like crazy in the lead-up to his boxing match with Eddie Hall, and you can see his physique here:
My fat % is getting pretty low guys 😭 How do you like the new Half-thor? 😂
Hafthor Bjornsson vs Eddie Hall Boxing Match
Hafthor and Eddie’s beef started after Hafthor broke the deadlift world record, lifting 501 kg. The record was previously held by Eddie Hall who got mad because of the way the record was broken. That is because Hafthor broke the record in his home gym, the record attempt was still regulated by the strongman officials. Immediately after breaking his record, Hafthor challenged Eddie to a boxing match.
The fight got postponed following Eddie Hall’s bicep tear in sparring. After the injury, Eddie had to undergo a surgery, while Hafthor fought against an arm wrestler Devon Larratt. Soon after, the beef between Bjornsson and Hall got fired up again. They added a $100.000 wager which didn’t last long, as they kept increasing it. The fight is now scheduled to happen in the month of March 2022, and the wager is now that the loser has to get a tattoo of the winner.
Hafthor Bjornsson’s Diet
Back in May, Hafthor revealed the diet plan that he follows on a daily basis. His diet consists of 5 meals, with workouts and rest in between them. This can be considered a “shredding diet” for only a few people like Hafthor, for the rest of us it would be a bulking diet.
Meal 1: 3 eggs / 200g chicken / Smoothie (150g greek yogurt, 100g strawberries/blueberries, 40g oats)
Meal 2: 220g tenderloin beef/ 180g white rice / 100g green vegetables
Meal 3: 220g chicken / 250g potatoes / 100g green vegetables
Meal 4: 220g salmon / 100g green vegetables / 100g white rice
Meal 5: 250g greek yogurt / 50g almond butter / 100g bananas / 1 scoop whey protein shake
At the start of Hafthor’s diet, he was weighing 205 kg (451.9 lbs) and the last update we saw was on his Instagram, where he said that he has 147 kg (324.1 lbs). You can check what Hafthor’s full day of eating looks like.