Champion Strongmen Took on CrossFit Athletes in a Fitness Contest

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By no means let it’s stated that Thor Bjornsson is afraid of a problem. After quitting strongman competitions to retrain as a boxer, completely transforming his body in the process, The Mountain has since set himself the new goal of becoming a professional powerlifter—however he is additionally nonetheless taking over new health challenges on his YouTube channel.

In a current video, Bjornsson shares footage from his time at The Buttery Video games, an occasion hosted by fitness influencers Heber Cannon and Marston Sawyers, a.k.a. the Buttery Bros which pits athletes working on the high of their sport towards one another. These embody a number of of Bjornsson’s fellow power athletes, together with two-time World’s Strongest Man winner Martins Licis, bodybuilder Kai Greene, strongman and self-proclaimed “World’s Strongest Gay” Rob Kearney, and bodybuilder and acrobat Jon Call, a.k.a. Jujimufu. Additionally competing are a number of CrossFit athletes, together with the reigning “Fittest Man on Earth” Justin Medeiros, who secured his second consecutive win at the CrossFit Games in 2022.

“I’m just a little nervous, I’ve to confess,” says Bjornsson forward of the primary occasion, a 400 meter relay which “gasses” quite a lot of the rivals virtually instantly.

The second spherical is one other cardio problem; the progressive aerobic cardiovascular endurance run (PACER), extra generally referred to as the beep check, the place contributors should full a sequence of shuttle runs of 20 meters in frequently reducing time intervals. Initially designed to check athletes’ cardio capability, the beep check proves troublesome for among the strongmen and bodybuilders competing who do not normally are inclined to prioritize cardio in their very own coaching, like Kearney, who jokes that he is “gonna go till it sort of hurts, then cease,” and Licis, who describes the check as “deceivingly horrific torture.” Considerably predictably, the beep check whittles down the contestants till solely CrossFitters stay, with Medeiros rising victorious.

The subsequent couple of rounds an impediment course check the athletes’ higher physique power, pace, agility, mobility, energy, and accuracy, together with an impediment course and a basketball shootout, earlier than the ultimate WOD-inspired occasion: a 1,200-meter row adopted by barbell thrusters and burpees.

Bjornsson goes so laborious on the rowing portion of the exercise that he finally ends up truly breaking the gear, and has to quickly swap machines to maintain up his “super-impressive” tempo—one thing which he then regrets in terms of the burpees and barbell thrusters, the place his fatigue and ache power him to tug out of the competitors.

“I simply actually went blasting, and I simply burnt myself out on the rowing,” he says. “I used to be completely crushed.”

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Philip Ellis is a contract author and journalist from the UK masking popular culture, relationships and LGBTQ+ points. His work has appeared in GQ, Teen Vogue, Man Repeller and MTV.


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