Pure strength from pure dedication and pain. 5th (28): Matjaz Belsak of Slovenia, $10,000. Making him the official world record holder for the heaviest deadlift within the Guinness Book of Records. The Elephant bar is classed as a category distinctive in its own right. Licis was the only other man to go the entire distance and was scored in 4th place. #PritchettPower #JerryPritchettStrongman #ALRindustries #Xplosiveape #SBDusa #chickasawnation #ALRSponsoredathlete #Arnoldstrongmanclassic #HardWorkPaysOff #Powernutrition #AZ #Phoenix #IronOutlaw #TheOrignalIronOutlaw #AmericasStrongestMan #ASM #strongmancorp #Andersonpowerlifting #Earnednotgiven #Atown #breakthroughpreformancerehab #Darkhorse, A post shared by Jerry Pritchett ♠️ (@jerrypritchettstrongman) on Mar 3, 2018 at 3:30pm PST. I asked how much more he could pull on a regular deadlift bar, and he said “another 20-30kg” meaning it was harder for him. His weekend started with a strong performance on Friday in the first Bag Over Bar event when he took first with his 95-lb sandbag toss, and then he sat middle of the pack in the second event with one successful stone shoulder lift. BarBend is an independent website.  This was his first main acting role, and he is the third person to depict the character after Conan Stevens played the role in season 1 and Ian Whyte in season 2.  Hafþór won the 2018 World's Strongest Man, thus becoming the first Icelander to win the title since Magnús Ver Magnússon in 1996. The two met when Hafþór was in Alberta, Canada for a strongman competition and visited the bar where Henson worked. This event is lining up to be truly epic, and Rogue Fitness’ latest “Road to the Arnold” short has built onto the excitement. 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On his Instagram video Pritchett writes, “Here’s my second attempt on deadlift at 981lbs. , On 3 March 2018, Hafþór broke the Elephant Bar deadlift world record with his successful 472 kg (1,041 lb) third attempt, as well as being champion of the Arnold Strongman Classic 2018. BarBend is the Official Media Partner of USA Weightlifting. BarBend is an independent website. , Since late 2017, Hafþór had been dating Kelsey Henson, a Canadian waitress.  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You could say the Elephant Bar is just more of an evolution of the deadlift bar.  His father, Björn, stands at 203 cm (6 ft 8 in), and his mother, Ragnheiður, is also of very tall stature. , Between 2004 and 2006 Hafþór played 32 games for the Icelandic junior national basketball teams. Eddie Hall topped out he event with a 465kg lift on this new bar. On 2 May 2020, Hafþór deadlifted 501 kg (1,105 lb) under strongman rules in an event that was broadcast on ESPN.  Hafþór's grandfather, Reynir, is 207 cm (6 ft 9 1⁄2 in) and "just as broad across the chest". The bar is much more springy, and requires a different tactical approach to lift effectively. However, many followers of strongman know that the World’s Strongest Man, Martins Licis, can pull off a comeback out of nowhere.  On 11 April 2020, Hafþór announced on his Instagram page that he and Henson were expecting their first child together. He first competed in the World's Strongest Man in 2011, placing sixth. At this point, it would appear that either Bjornsson or Kieliszkowski would leave as the champion. He suffered bleeding in the brain, symptoms of a concussion (he forgot his wife’s name for weeks) and he temporarily lost his sight. This is a clear aim at Eddie Hall’s July 9th, 2016 Strongman Deadlift record of 500kg/1102lbs in Leeds, UK, and has sparked a lot of debate with fans. , Hafþór is a brand ambassador for SodaStream, a company involved in manufacture of a device for making carbonated water at home. Join the BarBend Newsletter for workouts, diets, breaking news and more. Second place in this event went to Jerry Pritchett with a time of 10.5 seconds, with JF Caron coming in 3rd at 15 seconds.  Very happy with day 1 here at The Arnold Strongman Classic even though 501 will have to wait for another day.”, Pretty casual new WR Elephant Bar Deadlift 474kg/1044.9lbs Very happy with day 1 here at The Arnold Strongman Classic even though 501 will have to wait for another day. So, with it being a custom bar that bends more and is potentially easier, should it count as the highest Strongman deadlift of all time if someone does manage to deadlift 500.5kg? Even Eddie Hall himself dismissing the validity of a lift that hasn’t even happened yet. Icelandic professional strongman Hafthor Bjornsson has been putting on quite a show at the 2018 Arnold Strongman Classic. BarBend is the Official Media Partner of USA Weightlifting. Similar to last year, the Rogue Elephant Bar Deadlift is a normal event at this year’s Arnold Strongman Classic, and is also serving as a Rogue Record Breakers event. 56lb weight over 20’2”. Join the BarBend Newsletter for workouts, diets, breaking news and more.  In 2006 he played 8 games with Iceland's U-18 national team in Division A of the U18 European Championship. This superhero record is yet to be beaten.  In 2017, Hafþór once again was runner up, this time to Eddie Hall. This technique is similar to how Brian Shaw and Hafthor Bjornsson deadlift, and it seems to be harder for certain lifters that are explosive off the ground like Hall. BarBend is the Official Media Partner of USA Weightlifting. Looking forward to day 2. , Hafþór and his former girlfriend Andrea have spoken about his occasional sleep troubles after a heavy meal due to his body weight. Combining the extra length of the barbell and the extra width othe plates causes more deflection in the bar or bend. Keep in mind, the $50,000 deadlift prize isn’t incredibly far off from the first place money that comes with an Arnold Strongman Classic win. . , Hafþór defended his title at the Arnold Strongman Classic 2019; he finished on 45 points, 4.5 points ahead of runner-up Martins Licis. Only one event remains for the 2018 Arnold Strongman Classic. On 15 February 2020, Hafþór deadlifted an unofficial world record on the elephant bar with 480 kilograms (1,058 lbs). You may not agree with me by the end of this, but you will be better informed. Here comes May 2020 and what fans all over the world has been waiting for… IT IS TIIIIME!! Winner – Hafthor Bjornsson 2nd Place – Mateusz Kieliszkowski 3rd Place – Martins Licis, Featured Image: Instagram/roguefitness of Hafthor Bjornsson. He became the first actor to portray Clegane in more than one continuous season with his appearances in seasons four through eight. The heaviest deadlift is 501 kg (1,104.5 lb), and was achieved by Hafþór Júlíus Björnsson also known as “The Mountain” from Iceland. , In May 2020 Hafþór stated that he would never return to a Giants Live event or a World's Strongest Man competition, thus statedly ending Hafþór's participation in World's Strongest Man. His final attempt left him bloodied as he grinded through the lift. After recovering from surgery, Hafþór moved to Úrvalsdeild powerhouse KR in 2006. Feature image from Rogue Fitness YouTube channel. To conclude the video Hafthor Bjornsson says, “The level of strongman is growing, the guys are getting stronger, but so am I. I honestly believe that I will have a good shot at that world record.”. The views expressed on this site may come from individual contributors and do not necessarily reflect the view of BarBend or any other organization. Check out the epic deadlift video below filmed by Massenomics Instagram page. The bar is much more springy, and requires a different tactical approach to lift effectively. If an athlete is able to successfully take both, then they could be walking away with well over $100,000 in prize money!  He played Gregor "The Mountain" Clegane in the HBO series Game of Thrones for five seasons. Congrats to @thorbjornsson, 3x Arnold Strongman Champion. On 2 May 2020, Hafþór deadlifted 501 kilograms (1,105 lb) under strongman rules at his gym in Iceland and refereed by Magnús Ver Magnússon. He helped FSu to promotion from Division I to the Premier League but his career was cut short in 2008 due to a recurrent ankle injury. True to form, he had the event won by his second attempt, pulling 1,026 pounds. He completed the event in 7 seconds flat. The previous Elephant Bar deadlift world record of 468 kg (1,032 lb) was set … An example of this that you might be familiar with, is that time you used thicker bumper plates instead of iron and pulled a PR. This year Pritchett walked away with a 469kg (1,036 lb) deadlift and a fourth place finish, even after injuring his bicep on his second attempt.