Hafthor Bjornsson a.k.a. Gregor Clegane Diet Plan

When he’s not busy popping heads with his bare hands, and protecting queens, he’s busy being the strongest man on Earth. Today we will take a closer look at the Gregor Clegane diet plan. No, not the ‘The Mountain’ who instills fear in all of Westeros, the guy who plays him on TV, Hafthor ‘Thor’ Bjornsson.

Although, it will interesting to see what kind of diet plan Clegane is on these days. One can only imagine what he might be consuming in his zombie form.

Those of us who are fans of the Strongman competition were already familiar with Hafthor Bjornsson. He had quite a following for winning many Strongman tournaments and he had built a name for himself in the fitness and weightlifting arena. But it wasn’t until Game of Thrones came along, and ‘Thor’ became Gregor Clegane, that Bjornsson gained worldwide fame.

Lifting | Eating Lunch | Gregor Clegane Diet

With the Game of Thrones Finale coming up and the anticipation for Clegane Bowl is at its height, it is an excellent time to learn how this real life strongman fuels his massive physique and builds muscle that allow him to perform extraordinary feats of strength.

Fair Warning

A note of precaution before we get to the diet plan. This diet is not suitable for fitness enthusiasts and people who are looking to build lean muscle. It is definitely not suitable for people looking to lose weight. However, if you are a weightlifter looking to build massive muscle mass, then the diet plan detailed below might be for you, but it is still not recommended.

The Gregor Clegane Diet

If ‘Thor’ or ‘Gregor Clegane’ is your idol and you want to know how he is able to deadlift an astounding 1014 pounds, take a look at his diet and you will know;

Note: Hafthor only goes on this diet when he is preparing for a Strongman competition.

Morning Breakfast

Wake up at around 7am. After some cardio and core exercises have some;

  • Glutamine
  • A cup of almonds to start the day

That isn’t the real breakfast, no, that comes 30 minutes later;

  • 8 eggs (boiled)
  • Oats with blueberries or strawberries or avocado

Second Breakfast

2 hours after the first breakfast, it’s time for more grub;

  • 400 grams of beef, grilled
  • 400 grams of sweet potatoes
  • Plate of spinach or some other green vegetable


Eating Lunch | Gregor Clegane Diet

Lunch begins early when you are training to throw some kegs around, wonder what kind of fitness gear or gym gloves he wears when he doing that. Anyhow, Lunch has;

  • Glutamine
  • 400 grams of chicken
  • 400 grams of potatoes
  • Small plate of green vegetables
  • Plate of fruits

Second Lunch

2 hours later it’s time for second lunch and it starts with a smoothie;

  • 150 grams of oats
  • 2 bananas
  • Frozen berries
  • Cup of almonds
  • Peanut butter
  • Glutamine

Blend all of these and have a nutritious and tasty drink.

30 minutes after the smoothie another dose of Glutamine and then the training starts.

Post Workout Snack

After a workout that involves weight training, massive amounts of weight, a little snack to recover;

  • 60 grams of protein
  • 2 bananas


Dinner starts early, obviously because there is going to be a second dinner later on;

  • 500 grams of beef
  • Side of potatoes
  • Side of green vegetables

Second Dinner

2 hours after dinner, it’s time for second dinner;

  • 500 grams of salmon
  • 500 grams of sweet potatoes

Pre-sleep ‘Snack’

Before going to bed, some nutrients to help the muscles recover at night;

  • 6 eggs
  • Avocado
  • 30 grams of Almonds
  • 50 grams of peanut butter

Midnight Snack

The diet plan isn’t done even after going to sleep. Set an alarm for the middle of the night and eat;

  • 50 grams of protein (raw eggs)

Hydration throughout the day is of the utmost importance, so drink lots and lots of water. Some fruit juices are also ideal, because of the additional calories they provide. Each and every calorie counts during the training.

Strongman | Gregor Clegane Diet

The grueling training is like running the gauntlet. So all that food is put to good use.

Marvel at this unbelievable diet plan. Only Gregor ‘The Mountain’ Clegane can handle all that food and burn all those calories off without exploding. We have to hand it to Hafthor Bjornsson for his commitment to his sport and sticking with such a diet. No wonder he is the strongest man in the world.

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