On Wednesday 1st June, I had the opportunity to meet and have a morning training session with Game of Thrones star Thor Bjornsson (Gregor "The Mountain") lead by Australian strength coach Sebastian from Base Gym. After the session we enjoyed breakfast and learned more about Thors strength and schedule.
- Game of Thrones actor and star
-Icelands strongest man 5 years in a row
-Europes strongest man 2 years in a row
- Ambassador for Soda Stream
It's one thing to see Thor on TV or in photos, but when you ae standing there next to him you actually feel like a midgit. At one stage Thor effortlessly picked me up and used me as a human barbell for his bench pressing. Too easy of a challenge for him.
His strenght was so impressive and it was great having Seb going through some new techniques with us all for heavy weight lifting. What surprised me was the deadlift challenge Seb introduced to us with a thick grip barbell. Holding a double overhand grip surprisingly even made Thor struggle with the weights he usually deadlifts easy!
Thor was in Australia to help SodaStream, the world’s largest sparkling water brand, raise awareness of growing plastic bottle consumption across the nation. 1 SodaStream bottle can save up to 2,000 plastic bottles and aluminium cans for an average family going into landfill. Thor’s visit also coincided with the passing of the Container Deposit Scheme law in New South Wales, which will encourage people to recycle discarded plastic bottles for 10c.
Thor- strong giant viking with the biggest heart.
Thanks for an amazing morning Thor, Seb, Base Gym team and Sodastream!
Thor Instagram: @ThorBjornnson
Gym Instagram: @Australianstrengthcoach and @Basebodybabes
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