The Mountain has reached its pinnacle.
Hafthor Bjornsson, who played Ser Gregor “The Mountain” Clegane on “Game of Thrones
,” celebrated his new physique this week with an Instagram
photo, as well as an earlier photo for comparison (see below).
The Mountain, a 6-foot-9 Icelandic weightlifter, reported dropping from 452 pounds to a shredded 342, and he now has abs that look like hills.
He said in a YouTube
video about his daily routine, "I feel so much better."
This post was shared by Hafór Jlus Björnsson (@thorbjornsson) on Instagram.
Bjornsson, the 2018 World's Strongest Man winner, explained that he had to force-feed himself in order to develop the strength required to lift heavy objects in strongman competitions and elsewhere.
But he's now eating chicken, beef tenderloin, salmon, greens, and Greek yogurt on a relatively low-carb diet.
Bjornsson is pursuing boxing
, at least temporarily. He has an exhibition match on May 28, presumably in preparation for a fight against Eddie Hall in Las Vegas in September. Bjornsson broke Hall's deadlifting record last May in an ESPN broadcast. Hall had previously objected that the attempt was made for competition, so the former "Game of Thrones" giant called Hall an "arrogant asshole" and a boxing mat.
The match was dubbed "The Mountain vs. the Beast" by Bjornsson.
“The next year and a half of my career will be dedicated solely to this fight, and I can't wait to have my family ringside as I throw down,” he wrote on Instagram.
The slimmer actor is no longer a mountain, but he is still a mountain.