Remember When Hafthor Bjornsson Squatted 440 pounds (200 kilograms) 29 Times?

The strongman's priorities are now boxing, weight loss, and his newborn son.

Recently retired strongman Hafthor Bjornsson seems to be feeling nostalgic about strength sports. On Nov. 4, 2020, the 2018 World’s Strongest Man winner posted what appears to be an old video of him squatting 440 pounds (200 kilograms) for 29 reps. As if anyone needs a reminder of just how strong Thor is. Check out the video below:

In March of 2020, Bjornsson won his third consecutive Arnold Strongman Classic title. Two months later, he broke Eddie Hall’s milestone 500-kilogram (1,102-pound) deadlift by tacking on another kilogram. Then, Thor and Hall announced that the two — who have a history of internet beef — will box in September 2021. And then in September of 2020, Bjornsson and his wife Kelsey had a son. So, yeah, Thor is a busy guy. 

Recently, Thor’s YouTube channel has been populated mostly with videos of him boxing. To compete against Hall, the Icelandic strongman has to lose weight to improve his conditioning while working on his boxing basics. So far, he seems to be down nearly 40 kilograms to a bodyweight of 170 kilograms (374 pounds), sporting visible abs on his 6’9″ frame.

 

 
 
 
 
 
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Feeling lean at 170kg! 😈 -36kg since I started my new journey. Should I drop more weight?

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As for his combat training, Thor isn’t pulling any punches. He has traded shots with an 11-0 professional boxer, Kolbeinn Kristinsson, and logged a training session with MMA legend Bas Rutten. He’s also routinely hitting the heavy bag to hone his jab-cross combination. 

 

 
 
 
 
 
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Training with MMA LEGEND @basruttenmma at @karatecombat event!

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With all he has going on, maybe Thor thought everyone would forget about his strength — because he broke up the boxing videos with a clip of him smashing 440 pounds for 29 reps on the back squat. Regardless of when the lift was filmed (as of this writing, BarBend has yet to confirm when the lift took place), one thing is for certain: Thor’s 29-rep 440-pound squat is a timeless feat of strength

Featured image (left to right): Hafthor Bjornsson’s YouTube Channel; @thorbjornsson on Instagram