Thor Björnsson is a bona-fide star in his own right, whether he’s crushing skulls as Gregor “The Mountain” Clegane on HBO’s Game of Thrones or casually setting Guinness World Records by hefting refrigerators over short distances. But let’s not forget about his prowess in the weight room—like when he straight-up crushes a new personal best in the deadlift.
Björnsson didn’t say at first how much he’d lifted, but followed that up with another video of an even more comfortable-looking deadlift, and named the weight: 400kg, or 880 pounds. The better question: Can mankind create a bar strong enough to withstand the strength of Thor Björnsson? Because apparently 880 pounds “felt like nothing!”
Here’s what else is going on today:
Nut Shot: The Lakers’ D’Angelo Russell intercepted a pass from LeBron James on Wednesday night — with his junk. It did not end well for D’Angelo Russell.
Woman Crush Wednesday: Alex Morgan, ladies and gentlemen, netting a goal 12 seconds into the USA-Costa Rica match:
WATCH: The #USWNT has a 3-0 lead vs. Costa Rica in the first half after an INCREDIBLY fast start. Alex Morgan scored 12 seconds into the game. Carli Lloyd & Crystal Dunn have added goals. #USAvCRC #RoadToRioLIVE on NBC Sports Live Extra (http://liveextra.nbcsports.com – no authentication required)
Posted by U.S. Soccer on Wednesday, February 10, 2016
The Jogging Dead: Just in time for the premiere of The Walking Dead season 6, Brooks Running has released “The Rundead,” its first-ever TV ad featuring zombies and (of course) some of the brand’s running shoes. We’re all for physical fitness, but why would we want zombies with improved footspeed and cardiovascular endurance?!
Speaking of Zombies: The Walking Dead cast had a really, really tough time filming the second half of Season 6, stars Lauren Cohan and Andrew Lincoln said. You’d think they’d be accustomed to gore and zombies by now, but some things just weigh more heavily. [Yahoo!]
Whoa, Buddy: The Brewers Association, which represents small craft brewers across the U.S., probably wasn’t too happy to hear Peyton Manning’s now-famous line about celebrating his Super Bowl win with “a lot of Budweiser.” So Julie Herz, the organization’s Craft Brew director, shipped Manning a few craft brew beers for him to enjoy along with his Bud. [ESPN]
Give Yourself a Month: Forget your New Year’s resolutions: 30-day challenges are far more likely to help you lose weight or gain muscle, and they’re increasingly popular. [Men’s Fitness]
Trouble for Theranos: Walgreens has given Theranos, a blood-testing lab based in a number of the pharmacy’s Arizona stores, 30 days to fix a number of problems uncovered by federal inspectors. In short: It’s bad news for Theranos. [Wall Street Journal]