Hafthor Bjornsson has shed 4 stone in simply over a yr as he continues to form his physique from weightlifter to boxer before taking on arch rival Eddie Hall.
The two former World’s Strongest Man winners will meet within the ring in Nevada this September in a combat that has been dubbed because the ‘Heaviest Boxing Match in History’.
Their feud begun with a controversial judges resolution throughout Hall’s profitable 2017 WSM outing – during which his Icelandic rival completed a detailed runner up.
Following that, Hall held the world report in deadlifting with 500kg up till May of final yr – a date during which Bjornsson lifted 501kg in a dig at his foe.
Bjornsson wrote on Instagram: “Bodyweight 155kg. Feeling match, wholesome and powerful!”
That comes following his world report deadlift final yr, forward of which he weighed in at 180kg, which works out as a colossal 28 stone in comparison with his present 24 stone.
Hall had beforehand proven off his personal weight lack of 73lbs when the combat was introduced final yr, Hall provided his supporters an replace on his progress in January.
He stated: “Been coaching actually onerous just lately and I’m mega fired and hungry for fulfillment.
“Doing 5 cardio periods every week – together with boxing, biking, swimming, and high-intensity interval coaching (HIIT) land coaching. [This is] on prime of 4 weight periods.”
Eddie has been swimming in a bid to assist his cardio, which is one thing he did usually, and to a excessive customary, rising up in Newcastle-under-Lyme.
He stated in a chat with Barbend in 2017: “I discovered it helped massively with lung capability, coronary heart operate, and greater than something the mobility, as a result of it helps the ligaments and capillaries and the whole lot preserve transferring, so to talk.”
Bjornsson said after his training bout: “Eddie, you simply have to coach, man. I’m taking this severely.
“I’ve seen you coaching. You been preventing this poor man.”
With Eddie responding: “Training’s ramping up, the countdown is on.
“Every punch is one step nearer to punching Thor’s brains out. I can not wait.”
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