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Giant Game of Thrones star and boxer Hafthor Bjornsson comes out of retirement and looks to break all-time record

, Giant Game of Thrones star and boxer Hafthor Bjornsson comes out of retirement and looks to break all-time record

GIANT Game of Thrones star and boxer Hafthor Bjornsson has come out of retirement to break an all-time world record.

The Iceland beast, who is 6ft 8in tall and weights nearly 23 stone, was once strongman’s number one star after winning World’s Strongest Man in 2018.

Hafthor Bjornsson has made two major announcements after coming out of retirement

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Bjornsson had been assessing his options after beating Eddie Hall in a boxing match

But Bjornsson turned his back on the sport in order to become a boxer.

The mega-hitter slimmed down and built up his stamina before delivering a stunning KO of rival Eddie Hall.

And Bjornsson then declared he was retiring in order to assess his future options.

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But the 34-year-old, who played Gregor ‘The Mountain’ Clegane on hit TV show Game of Thrones, has now made TWO major announcements.

In news which is sure to delight strength fans, Bjornsson has declared his intent to set a new raw powerlifting world-record.

The sport sees hulks aim to hit their top weights in three events – deadlifts, squats and bench-press.

The numbers from all three are then combined for a final total score.

And Bjornsson is confident he can beat the current record of 1182.5kg, held by Dan Bell, at the end of 2023.

, Giant Game of Thrones star and boxer Hafthor Bjornsson comes out of retirement and looks to break all-time record
Bjornsson is ready to set a new powerlifting world record

, Giant Game of Thrones star and boxer Hafthor Bjornsson comes out of retirement and looks to break all-time record
The Icelandic beast is also returning to strongman in 2024

That would be three-and-a-half years after setting a new deadlift world record of 501kg, which sparked his boxing rivalry with Hall.

But there’s further news from Bjornsson, who has also confirmed a return to professional strongman in 2024.

His last event was the successful Arnold Classic in 2020.

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And Bjornsson reckons his foray into powerlifting will serve as a great stepping stone for a return to his former love.

The current World’s Strongest Man is Scottish behemoth Tom Stoltman, who has won the trophy two times in a row.

But it remains to be seen if 2018 winner Bjornsson competes in the tournament, having previously vowed to never work with organisers Giants Live again.

However, he does plan on regaining his Arnold Classics crown, which he won three times in a row before leaving strongman.

Bjornsson said in a YouTube video: “I love training heavy and I want to build my legacy in the strength world.

, Giant Game of Thrones star and boxer Hafthor Bjornsson comes out of retirement and looks to break all-time record
The giant starred as Gregor Clegane on TV show Game of Thrones

, Giant Game of Thrones star and boxer Hafthor Bjornsson comes out of retirement and looks to break all-time record
Bjornsson will have to eat a lot of calories to regain his old power

“So my decision is to come back into powerlifting. I want to break the all-time raw powerlifting world record.

“Powerlifting is squat, bench and deadlift, three lifts. And I want to break the all-time total, which is today 1182.5kg. 

“That record is held by Dan Bell, a great powerlifter. Who knows, maybe before I break it he will break it again.

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“I like competition, I like to be challenged. The goal is to do it at the end of the year.

“It’s crazy but I have a lot of muscle and strength memory, so slowly but surely my strength is coming back.

“Hopefully my body will be good to me like it was before, stay injury-free. 

“So that’s the plan, to be very successful in powerlifting, build my legacy, build my name in the strength world.

“[Then in 2024] I will go back to strongman and give my absolute best there again.

“I want to compete at the Arnold Classic in Columbus, Ohio and Rogue Invitationals.

“Those are the two shows I have my eyes on. I want to win those, I truly believe when I break the powerlifting record my starting strengths are going to be very good and will translate well into strongman.

“That’s the plan. Big announcement, big goals, but I’m a big guy with a big heart with a lot of ambition and big dreams.”

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Is it possible to train boxing with out fighting?

You can’t train boxing without fighting. To improve your boxing skills, you must work hard. You will be able to improve your boxing technique and endurance.

It is important to observe good boxers fighting in order to improve your boxing technique. You should observe how they move, throw punches and defend themselves. You can then try to imitate them.

Next, you’ll need to spar against another boxer. This is where you will see if your boxing technique has improved. It’s important to observe how fast you can punch, the strength of your punches and how well you block any incoming punches while sparring.

Finally, practice your boxing skills with drills. You can improve your boxing skills with practice, so be patient.

What is the average time it takes to learn boxing?

Boxing can be learned in 3 months. This includes learning the basics like footwork, balance, and stance. Remember that boxing is more than just throwing punches. You also need to learn how to block and dodge attacks.

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There are seven boxing punches. They include jab and cross, hook and uppercut, straight right and left hook, as well as body shot. These punches can be used to strike the opponent’s head and body.


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The goal of learning boxing is to improve your physical fitness level and develop self confidence. Boxing has become a very popular sport. It requires strength and speed as well agility, coordination, balance, power, and accuracy.

It’s a great way for you to feel fit and healthy. You will find that the activity is enjoyable and you want to continue doing it.

There are many different types of boxing training programs available. Some take place at gyms or health clubs while others require you to train at home. Online courses allow you to learn from anywhere in the globe.

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Be sure to consider your goals when choosing a program. Also, ensure it fits your lifestyle. The best programs focus on exercises that increase muscle mass, flexibility and cardiovascular endurance. They also promote overall well being.

Also, consider whether you prefer an advanced or beginner course. Beginner’s courses usually cover basic techniques such as shadowboxing or sparring, mittwork and punching combinations. Advanced programs usually cover more complicated movements and offer more options.

Beginners’ programs generally last around eight weeks and cost less than $100. However, they do not offer guidance on nutrition, weight reduction, injury prevention, or any other aspects of boxing training.

Advanced programs generally last around six months and cost approximately $300. They can include nutrition advice, stretching routines, warm up exercises, and instructions on proper technique. Some programs also include resistance training (e.g. lifting weights) or aerobic conditioning (e.g. running).

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