Missing those muscle gains? You can now train with the legendary ‘Mountain’ from Game of Thrones for free!

 With local lockdowns sweeping the nation and some gym goers feeling too anxious to return to the gym, some are missing those crucial gains due to lack of equipment or space in their homes. To help rebuild the nation’s muscle strength during these testing times, World’s Strongest Man, Hafþór Júlíus Björnsson – best known for his role as The Mountain in Game of Thrones – is hosting a series of live Lindahls PRO Power sessions based on training techniques used for Strongman competitions.

Hafþór, better known as Thor, is an Icelandic former professional strongman and actor. Thor played Gregor The Mountain Clegane in the HBO series Game of Thrones and is the first person to have won the Arnold Strongman Classic, Europe's Strongest Man and World's Strongest Man in the same calendar year. Four months ago, Thor also broke the world deadlift record.

Designed to target muscle growth and build strength, the Lindahls PRO Power sessions are a series of three 20-minute workouts offering a balanced blend of upper and lower body exercises for the ultimate full body workout. The exercises used have been adapted from Thor’s Power Program – a specific training programme used when training for a Strongman competition – and are designed so people of mixed fitness abilities can join either from their homes or when training in a gym. 

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Workouts will be hosted live by The Mountain on Zoom or on Lindahls UK Instagram and will include:

  • Speed Session – a mixture of sprints, squats, push ups and planks designed to test your speed and agility without equipment.
  • Lactic Acid Tolerance Session – a mixture of exercises using a choice of dumb bell or kettlebell weights designed to build up lactic acid and tolerance.
  • Strength Session – a minimalist but effective mix of three exercises using every part of your body to be completed with gym equipment.

Thor says, “Lockdown has been tough for us gym goers as many won’t have had the space of equipment to be able to continue building muscles in the rate as before. To help people to rebuild their strength, I’ve teamed up with Lindahls PRO to curate a series of workouts focused on a different style of training I use when preparing for strongman competitions. Workouts are free to join and are designed for a mixture of abilities – whether you are ready to get back into the gym or not. Places are on a first come, first serve basis, so sign up, join me, and see how I train to build and maintain muscle strength.”

Lindahls PRO is a new high protein product range delivering a unique 50:50 mix of whey protein and casein protein, which may help maintain the delicate balance between protein synthesis and the prevention of protein breakdown in the body*. Bringing together the nutritional benefits of protein shakes in a ready-to-go format, the handy pots and drinks are the perfect snack for your gym bag, to keep in the office fridge or to stock up at home.

Paul Wiseman, Marketing Manager at Lindahls says “With more restrictions sweeping the nation and some not feeling ready to return to a gym environment, some gym goers may be struggling to get back into the swing of their usual workout regimes. This is why we’ve teamed up with Thor to create the Lindahls PRO power sessions. We hope that with the combination of Thor’s workout suggestions and our new Lindhals PRO product range, we can start to rebuild muscle strength lost over the past few months in no time!”

To sign up to a Lindahls PRO Power session hosted by Thor himself visit the below links. Spaces are limited to a first come, first serve basis. Zoom details will be shared ahead of time, following booking. 

For more information visit www.lindahls.co.uk or @Lindahls_UK on Instagram.