Even after losing a shocking 110 pounds, he still lives up to the name “The Mountain.”
Famed strongman and “Game of Thrones” actor Hafthor Julius Björnsson shared photos of his total body transformation on Instagram.
Fans were shocked by his intense weight loss — labeling him “phenomenal,” “shredded,” “a f–king titan” and more in social media comments — but were probably no less intimidated by the 6-foot-9 bruiser.
In a YouTube video, the ripped athlete revealed: “When I started this journey, I weighed 205 kgs (451 pounds). And now I’m down to 155 kgs (341 pounds). Feeling good, feeling healthy.”
Best known for his role as Gregor “The Mountain” Clegane on HBO’s “GoT,” the Icelandic native retired from competition last November after winning Iceland’s Strongest Man for the 10th consecutive year. He then turned his talents to boxing and will make his ring debut in a highly anticipated fight against Eddie Hall on Sept. 18, 2021.
Björnsson recently shared his training diet with Men’s Health, explaining that he eats five meals a day, starting with a breakfast that consists of three eggs, 200 grams of chicken, a smoothie made with 150 grams of yogurt, 100 grams of berries and 40 grams of oats, according to the magazine.
For lunch, he cooks up 220 grams of tenderloin beef and 180 grams of white rice with 100 grams of green vegetables.
His “least favorite meal” comes next, consisting of 220 grams of chicken, 250 grams of potatoes and greens totaling 100 grams. The fourth installment follows with 200 grams of salmon, 100 grams of rice and 100 grams of greens.
Then, he finishes off with his fifth, fave meal: 100 grams of Greek yogurt, 100 grams of banana, 30 grams of almond butter and a scoop of whey protein, thrown together for a healthy shake.
Each meal, of course, is broken up by intense workouts fit for a man named The Mountain — ranging from sparring to weight training, including incline dumbbell presses, bicep curls, lat pulldowns and more.
While training for an attempt at the world record for heaviest deadlift during the pandemic last year — he set it at 1,104.5 pounds — he explained that “a lot of people think the training is the most difficult part, but the diet is actually the most difficult part.”
In a surprising statement, he added: “I’m basically eating nonstop, from the moment I wake up to the moment I go to sleep.”