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

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

Lower than a month after letting the world find out about his resolution 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 manner 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 saying that his first strongman competitors will likely 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 is able to happen in the course of the weekend of March 1-3 in Columbus, Ohio.

“A whole lot of you guys may assume 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 finest, and I need to go and take a look at my finest in opposition to the very best on this planet … In my view, the Arnold Strongman Traditional in Columbus, Ohio is likely one of the hardest exhibits with the very best athletes on this planet.”

Though he’s nonetheless not totally healed from his pec harm, the 2023 International Sports Hall of Fame inductee mentioned 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 mentioned. “So issues are positively transferring in the appropriate course, 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 gained’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 gained’t be fairly as huge 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 present considers the very best on this planet, will compete within the contest. That might set the stage for an epic showdown between the long-lasting athlete and the reigning World’s Strongest Man.

Björnsson unsurprisingly additionally has his sights set on showcasing his energy and energy at Rogue’s preeminent occasion. As a sponsored athlete who achieved his purpose 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 must be again to an excellent energy level,” Björnsson mentioned. “So I ought to be capable of push very exhausting at that present and I must be very aggressive and a superb menace. I believe I’d be a superb 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 enormous 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 organize for a profitable displaying at his first strongman competitors since his final official aggressive look when he took residence the title at Iceland’s Strongest Man in August of 2020.

Featured Picture: Hafthor Bjornsson / YouTube

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