Unless you’ve been living under a mountain for the last seven-years there’s a good chance you’ve been caught up in the phenomenon that is Game of Thrones. A huge 16.7 million people tuned in to watch the last episode of series seven in 2017, and that number is likely to be shattered when the final series drops in April 2019.
If you’re a fan of the show, you’ll definitely know about Hafþór Júlíus Björnsson (“Thor” for short), who plays Gregor “The Mountain” Clegane.
At 6ft 9in (2.06 metres) and 180kg, and with the strength to deadlift almost 1,000lbs, Thor is truly a man mountain. In order to maintain his incredible size and muscle tone, Thor sticks to a giant diet that features 12,000 calories per day. For context, the recommend amount of calories for a male to consume per day is 2,000.
The Mountain recently posted his diet plan for the upcoming World’s Strongest Man competition, and it’s INSANE.
Here’s what the post said:
People been asking me a lot about my diet and what I eat! Here’s my diet plan for my preparation for World’s Strongest Man 2016! Yes this is a lot & I don’t recommend YOU to try this!!
6:50 Morning workout! Cardio + CORE for 30min Bcca, Glutamine + handful of almonds
7:30 8 eggs + 200gr Oats + blueberries & strawberries + avocado
9:30 400gr Beef, 400gr Sweet potatoes, handful of spinach & greens
11:50 Bcca, glutamine,
12:00 400gr Chicken + 400gr potatoes, greens + some fruits
14:00 Blender = 150gr oats or sweet potatoes, 2 bananas 150gr kelloggs rice krispies, frozen berries, handful almonds, peanut butter and glutamine
14:30 Training strongman, Bcca, glutamine, Vitargo
17:30 60gr protein + 2 banans
18:00 500gr beef + potatoes, greens
20:30 500gr salmon + 500gr sweet potatoes
22:30 50gr casein protein or 6 eggs + avacado + 30gr almonds + 50gr peanut butter
Drink a lot of water throughout the day + Juices to get more calories!! middle of the night 50gr casaine protein or raw eggs.
Guess that’s what you gotta eat to be able to do this:
Hopefully we’ll be seeing Thor on our screens again when GOT returns in April. I for one cannot wait.