Hafthor Bjornsson Vs. Larry Wheels: See Who Wins the Shoulder Press AMRAP

What do you get when you combine one of the world’s strongest powerlifter/bodybuilders and the 2018 World’s Strongest Man? An absolutely ridiculous amount of weight moved and a dynamic duo that could arguably be one of the strongest training pairs ever. Over the weekend, Hafthor Bjornsson and Larry Wheels (along with Stan Efferding) got to together for an epic training session.

Now I use the word “epic” there, but that truly doesn’t describe what went down between the three of these legends. Over the last few months, Bjornsson and Wheels have both shared a ton of crazy heavy training videos, and without surprise, their training day together was no different.

As of right now, only a couple videos have been shared from the day, but believe me, they’re enough to hold us over until [hopefully] YouTube training videos come out. For further explanation there, both Wheels and Bjornsson have been revving up their YouTube channels as of recently, so we’re optimistic that there will be a more in-depth training focused video in the near future.

In terms of what’s been shared so far, Bjornsson highlighted a 200kg/440 lb strict overhead press PR from the day. This strength feat matches what Wheels hit and shared on his Instagram page from four days ago. On Wheels’ post, he teased about a going for a 206kg/455 lb press with Bjornsson during their session, but nothing has been shared in that respect yet.

 

Until the potential YouTube video(s) come out, we’re not sure if Wheels took on any new strict overhead press feats, at least he hasn’t shared anything yet, but he did hit an impressive AMRAP set with 145-lb dumbbells and took on Hafthor Bjornsson for reps.

In the set below, Wheels and Bjornsson go head-to-head on the shoulder press to see who could AMRAP the most reps with the 145-lb dumbbells. Who won the competition? We’ll let you watch and decide.

A video of their dumbbell AMRAP should press sets is embedded below and also available here if you’re having trouble seeing it on your mobile device!

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It’s not everyday you get to see a couple of the strongest athletes from different strength sports come together in an epic training session. Hopefully in the near future, either Bjornsson or Wheels shares a longer video of their training session.

Feature image from @larrywheels Instagram page. 

Jake Boly

Jake Boly

Jake holds a Master’s in Sports Science and a Bachelor’s in Exercise Science. Currently, Jake serves as the Fitness and Training Editor at BarBend. He’s a Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist (CSCS) and has spoken at state conferences on the topics of writing in the fitness industry and building a brand.

As of right now, Jake has published over 1,300 articles related to strength athletes and sports. Articles about powerlifting concepts, advanced strength & conditioning methods, and topics that sit atop a strong science foundation are Jake’s bread-and-butter.

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