Hafthor Björnsson Publicizes Three-Half Return to Strongman Starting with 2024 Arnold Strongman Traditional

The month of March has huge implications for the person often called “The Mountain.”

Lower than a month after letting the world learn about his choice to step away from powerlifting, Hafthor Björnsson has formally put a timetable on his return to the sport that made him a dwelling legend.

Working his approach again from a torn pectoral muscle that’s taken a number of months and loads of endurance to rehabilitate, Björnsson unveiled his comeback plan by asserting that his first strongman competitors might be in March on the 2024 Arnold Strongman Traditional (ASC).

The three-time ASC winner (2018-2020) and 2018 World’s Strongest Man champion delivered extra particulars about his well being standing and competitors schedule in a video posted on his YouTube channel on Oct. 14, 2023.

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Björnsson, who will flip 35 in November of 2023, said that he’ll make his return on the 2024 Arnold Strongman Traditional, which can happen throughout the weekend of March 1-3 in Columbus, Ohio.

“A whole lot of you guys may suppose it’s too quickly, too heavy, and that’s okay,” Björnsson defined. “I’m going to the present with the mindset that I’m going to do my greatest, and I need to go and take a look at my greatest towards the perfect on the earth … In my view, the Arnold Strongman Traditional in Columbus, Ohio is likely one of the hardest reveals with the perfect athletes on the earth.”

Though he’s nonetheless not absolutely healed from his pec damage, the 2023 International Sports Hall of Fame inductee stated he’s “again to one hundred pc coaching” and has been performing staple loaded carry actions just like the yoke stroll, farmer’s walks, and the body carry.

“I’m even going to throw in some [log press] quickly,” Björnsson stated. “So issues are positively shifting in the correct path, and I’m feeling superior.”

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Along with the Arnold Strongman Traditional, “The Mountain” has two extra occasions penciled into his schedule for subsequent yr: the 2024 Arnold Strongman UK and the 2024 Rogue Invitational.

Björnsson received’t get a a lot of a break as soon as he makes competes on the ASC in early March, because the Birmingham, England-based Arnold Strongman UK competitors will happen simply two weeks later.

Though the March 15-17 competitors received’t be fairly as large because the US model, there shouldn’t be any scarcity of star energy throughout the pond. Björnsson hinted that 2023 Arnold Strongman Classic champion Mitchell Hooper, who Björnsson at the moment considers the perfect on the earth, will compete within the contest. That might set the stage for an epic showdown between the enduring athlete and the reigning World’s Strongest Man.

Björnsson unsurprisingly additionally has his sights set on showcasing his power and energy at Rogue’s preeminent occasion. As a sponsored athlete who completed his objective of setting a record at the 2022 Rogue Invitational by throwing a 25.5-kilogram (56-pound) Scottish Highland Video games weight over 6.17 meters (20 toes, 3 inches), he has ample motivation to carry out at an elite stage once more.

“I believe by the point I’ll be competing at Rogue Invitationals I needs to be again to an excellent power level,” Björnsson stated. “So I ought to have the ability to push very arduous at that present and I needs to be very aggressive and an excellent menace. I believe I’d be an excellent menace on the Arnolds in any case — with my expertise, with my background, I’m a menace at any present, however I’m additionally giving the fellows competing these days big respect.”

With the 2023 Rogue Strongman Invitational scheduled for Oct. 27-29, Björnsson ought to have roughly a yr to prepare for one more record-setting outing. However with 2023 winding down, he faces a pivotal five-month stretch to arrange for a profitable displaying at his first strongman competitors since his final official aggressive look when he took house the title at Iceland’s Strongest Man in August of 2020.

Featured Picture: Hafthor Bjornsson / YouTube

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