Strongman Hafthor Bjornsson Said He Might Give A Plant-Based Diet A Try

Because if Kai Greene and Arnold Schwarzenegger are doing it, why not?

Could Icelandic strongman Hafthor Bjornsson be the next great vegan? Recently, IFBB professional bodybyuilder Kai Greene posted a photo on his Instagram poking at Bjornsson to try the plant-based diet after Bjornsson shared his Instagram video below with the simple caption, “carnivore”.

He shared the re-posted photo from Bjornsson’s video eating steak and captioned it,

You gotta try the plant based diet, @thorbjornsson

Look at gorillas bro they only eat plants! All joke aside tho, a vegan diet is more effective for a strongman than a bodybuilder – so you’ll see better benefits then I would.

Bjornsson, who is the 2018 World’s Strongest Man, responded.

Definitely an interesting topic! I might as well give it a try for a week on my offseason. I’m always willing to give everything a chance! Especially when it comes from legends like @schwarzenegger & @kaigreene.

We don’t doubt Bjornsson will give the plant-based diet a try, especially since this past year he’s been fully on board with a variety of crazy food challenges. But, it will be interesting to see how someone who is six feet, nine inches tall, over four hundred pounds, and a frequent consumer of red meat, will do eating primarily plants.

Bjornsson does mix in quite a few low-FODMAP vegetables, fruit, and simple carbs into his diet now, but red meat is a huge staple for him. One of his classic meals is called a “monster mash” and includes ground beef, white rice, and bone broth. 

The Ultimate Guide To Everything That Bjornsson Eats

We’re curious to see Bjornsson’s next YouTube video come out is of him giving a plant-based diet a go.

It seems the plant-based diet has become more and more common among strength sports athletes. Greene is only one example of a plant-based strength athlete, but in the strongman community there is just one well-known vegan, professional strongman Patrik Baboumian

Feature image from @thorbjornsson Instagram page. 

Celia Balf

Celia Balf

Celia is a Staff News Writer at BarBend. At the BarBend office, you can find Celia writing news stories covering the largest strength sport competitions in the world, in-depth features with world record-holders, big lifts, and everything in-between. Celia also orchestrates and helps create content for the BarBend social media pages. She is a former Division 1 soccer player turned content producer and sports journalist.

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