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Hafthor ‘The Mountain’ Bjornsson deadlifts 501 kg world record on Twitch

Published: 2/May/2020 18:04

by Andy Williams

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Game Thrones star Hafthor ‘The Mountain’ Bjornsson has made history by becoming the first man in history to deadlift 501 kg / 1104.5 lbs on a conventional barbell – edging past Eddie Hall’s four-year old record.

Aside from being the Lannister’s own personal bodyguard, Hafthor Bjornsson is one of the strongest men in the world. Having been crowned Europe’s Strongest Man five times, the 2018 World’s Strongest Man winner has been gunning for the deadlift world record for quite some time.

After Eddie Hall completed one of the greatest athletic feats in human history by deadlifting 500 kg for the first time in 2016, Bjornsson has had his eyes on that prize ever since — and 2020 was his year.

Hafthor Bjornsson deadlift.
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Hafthor has been training towards the strongman deadlift record attempt for some time.

Hafthor Bjornsson’s deadlift world record

Despite all of the drama between Eddie ‘The Beast’ Hall and Hafthor (surrounding whether the world record should count), the Icelandic giant kept his eyes on the prize and stuck to a regimented routine in preparation for the big lift — all of which was documented on his YouTube channel.

As part of Thor’s prep, the 31-year-old lifted 440 kg / 970 lbs for three reps, while also making light work of 470 kg / 1035 lbs along the way — which was an added bonus, considering that Thor was originally meant to attempt the world record at World’s Ultimate Strongman on April 11.

With his custom-built stage set, Bjornsson pulled 501 kg with very little resistance and gave Magnus Ver Magnusson no reason to disqualify the lift.

After clinching the record that he had longed for, Bjornsson added “I’m blessed, everything today went according to the plans, I’m over the moon.”

He also claimed he could have done more, but said “what’s the point.”

Bjornsson now holds both the conventional and elephant bar deadlift world record (at 474 kg / 1045 lbs) — a lift which is notoriously harder than conventional, due to the added ‘whip’ the bar provides on the way up.

So with the deadlift mastered, will The Mountain turn his talents to another lift? Or will he dial in his training in a bid to earn his second World’s Strongest Man title? Only time will tell…

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Dixie D’Amelio explains why ‘One Whole Day’ song is not a diss

Published: 5/Dec/2020 3:57 Updated: 5/Dec/2020 6:21

by Alex Tsiaoussidis

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Dixie D’Amelio’s fans think her latest song, ‘One Whole Day,’ is a diss track aimed at her ex-boyfriend, Griffin Johnson, but she claimed it isn’t and explained what it’s really about.

Dixie D’Amelio rocked the world with the release of her latest song, ‘One Whole Day.’ The lyrics tell how she had a falling out with a boyfriend but was only sad for one whole day and shed a single tear.

Her fans assume the song is about her break up with Griffin Johnson and think it’s her way of throwing him some shade. However, Dixie D’Amelio recently answered some questions about the song on YouTube, and she explained that it’s not a diss track.

Dixie D'Amelio Wiz Khalifa one day music video
YouTube: Dixie D'Amelio
Dixie D’Amelio collaborated with Wiz Khalifa to produce her latest song, ‘One Whole Day.’

“Being sad is not what the song is about,” she said, without mentioning Griffin Johnson’s name. “The song is basically about how I am only going to be sad for one day from a breakup.”

“When you are treated in a way where you’re not number one or a number one priority or shown true care and love and affection more than anyone else, there’s no point in being upset about it for more than one day,” she added.

It’s reasonable to assume this might have been an issue in Dixie D’Amelio’s relationship with Griffin Johnson. Either way, the point is, it’s more about the personal realization she had rather than the break-up itself.

Dixie D'Amelio and Griffin Johnson
Instagram: Dixie D'Amelio
Dixie D’Amelio and Griffin Johnson were together for a while, but things didn’t work out.

“The song does mean a lot to me because I’ve spent a lot of my life being upset about things for too long,” she said. “If a person… cannot treat me with respect… then I don’t want them in my life, and I will not be upset about it for more than one whole day.”

“That’s kind of my idea of the song. It’s not a diss in any way. It’s… showing self-love… to myself,” she added. “It’s important to love yourself. It’s important to know you’re worth, so that’s… what it’s all about.”

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‘One Whole Day’ might refer to some of the experiences and feelings Dixie D’Amelio had during her break-up with Griffin Johnson, but it’s not intended to be a diss track in any way, shape, or form.

The song’s meaning runs much deeper than that. It’s about feeling a sense of self-love and self-worth during a break-up, no matter how sad it can be in the short-term.