‘The Mountain’ From ‘Game of Thrones’ Bench-Pressed His Tiny Wife While Getting a Tattoo

Hafþór Júlíus Björnsson can’t stop lifting his wife in the gym and sharing the freaky fitness videos.

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Hafþór Júlíus Björnsson, aka “The Mountain” from Game of Thrones, will find a way to weight train—even if it means using wife Kelsey Henson as a barbell. 

The 6-foot-9-inch former World’s Strongest Man shared a video recorded during his session with Icelandic tattoo artist Gunnar the Fifth in which he bench presses the 5-foot-2-inch Henson with absolute ease. 


Björnsson captioned the post, “69… 70, 71 easy weight! Using my wife as weight while getting tattooed! No rest for the wicked!” We’d assume that rep count is a joke if he were anyone else, but this is the same beast of a man who pulled off a 1,041-pound deadlift for a world record at the 2018 Arnold Strongman Classic.  

As Bro Bible notes, Björnsson has a habit of lifting his wife up on the ‘gram. Here he is shoulder pressing her with one arm… 


…and hoisting the toned beauty high above his head at Iceland’s stunning Blue Lagoon


Björnsson has even pulled the muscular party trick with uber-popular singer-songwriter Ed Sheeran: 


Henson is no slouch in the strength department, either. Men’s Health reports that she once towed a towed a Dodge Ram pickup to celebrate leg day—watch that feat at the end of the video below:  

As for Björnsson’s fresh ink, a follow-up Instagram post reveals a menacing black, red and white skull with a dagger speared through the mouth.