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The Mountain from Game of Thrones deadlifts 970 lbs live on stream

Published: 6/Apr/2020 0:00

by Bill Cooney

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Hafþór Júlíus Björnsson, better known as The Mountain in Game of Thrones, casually deadlifted 970 lbs for viewers on Twitch in his ongoing pursuit at setting a new world record.

In addition to being the real-life face of Gregor Clegane, Björnsson is also an accomplished weightlifter and strongman, if you can’t tell by looking at him.

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For his latest feat of inhuman strength, the Icelandic monster is attempting to break a deadlift world record set back in 2016, and based on how easy he made 970 lbs (or 440 kilos) look, he seems to be well on his way.

The current deadlift world record of 1102 lbs (500 kilos) was set by former English strongman Eddie ‘The Beast’ Hall, who actually briefly lost consciousness after getting the weights down and setting the record.

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Björnsson has made it known he’s gunning for the title, and it’s clear having to stay home won’t slow him down at all, with his family off-screen providing the appropriate Viking war cries of encouragement.

After psyching himself up for a few moments The Mountain lifted the bar, which bent like a wet noodle from the weight, not once, but three times. Once his set was over, Björnsson let out a wild victory cry and proudly declared the 970 lbs he had just thrown around “lightweight.”

“F*ck yeah lightweight, let’s go!” the strongman bellowed. “501, I’m coming for you baby, I’m coming for you.”

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501 kilos (or 1104 lbs) is the amount Björnsson will have to deadlift in order to take the world record, and even though he’s still about 60 kilos (132 lbs) away, what he’s lifting now is more than most of us normal-sized humans could even dream of.

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Working out at home seems much easier when you’re a world-class strongman.

The Mountain is still preparing for his world record attempt, which was originally scheduled to take place on May 2, in Bahrain. Björnsson has said he’ll still attempt the 501kg lift on the same day, but whether or not it will happen in the Middle East or at his home remains to be seen.

For what it’s worth, Björnsson has already locked up the record for most weight ever lifted on a Twitch stream, so a new world record is the obvious next step.

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Future reveals insane custom Chevrolet truck

Published: 7/Oct/2020 16:00

by Kieran Bicknell

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Rapper Future has had an incredible career spanning over several decades. In that time, he’s risen through the ranks to become a household name in the rap/hip-hop genres. Now, he’s revealed the latest addition to his garage in the form of this crazy one-off Chevrolet Blazer.

Future – real name Nayvadius DeMun Wilburn – is an American rap artist from Atlanta, Georgia. In his time as a musician, he has amassed a number of awards and released several critically-acclaimed albums and tracks.

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With a car collection including Lamborghinis, Rolls-Royces, and Bentleys, he has now revealed his latest addition.

Standing out from his collection of ‘typical’ exotic cars, Future has now taken delivery of his custom-commissioned Chevrolet K5 Blazer truck from renowned tuners RingBrothers.

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Future Custom K5 Blazer
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Future commissioned the custom truck from renowned tuners RingBrothers.

Future’s new Ringbrothers Chevy K5 Blazer

This fully-restored, one-off build looks absolutely incredible and will stand out among Future’s other ‘stock’ cars. Finished in British Racing Green, this is a color that was not available from factory, and was used only for his personal build.

The exterior has been left mostly stock other than the color change, but the front headlights have been upgraded to LED units. Not only have the headlights been changed, but also the wheels – the stock items being replaced by a set of 18″ gold HRE wheels.

Inside, the car has been completely re-trimmed in brown leather, with a number of embossed logos throughout. The factory analog dials have been refreshed, but a 10″ touchscreen has been fitted to the dash. This is coupled to an uprated JL audio system – a key upgrade for a musician such as Future.

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Future unveiled the truck on his Instagram:

Underneath the hood is the biggest upgrade to the car – a complete engine and transmission swap. The stock motor has been ditched for a 6.2l LS3 V8, coupled to an uprated GM automatic transmission. With 430hp on tap, Future will have plenty of fun driving this custom truck around.

RingBrothers co-owner Mike Ring is justifiably proud of the result: “We’re humbled that people continue to come to us for special projects like this.”

“We realize that our customers could get a new Ferrari or Lamborghini but choose us instead. It’s an honor we don’t take lightly, so we put our heart into each project. We’re glad Future appreciates that.”

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