Hafthor Bjornsson Shares 8,000-Calorie Full Day Of Eating Ahead Of 2024 Arnold Strongman Classic

Hafthor Bjornsson shared a day of eating that consisted of 8,000 calories.
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Hafthor Bjornsson took viewers through his insane day of eating during prep.

The return of Hafthor Bjornsson is in full effect. The legendary Strongman is preparing to take the stage during the 2024 Arnold Strongman Classic this weekend and it is clear that his strength is back to an elite level. Recently, he took to YouTube to share a full day of eating that consists of 8,000 calories.

Bjornsson currently holds the world record deadlift using a standard bar at 501kg. He broke Eddie Hall’s record of 500kg, becoming the second man ever to reach this mark. He has used an elephant bar during training because that is what will be used during the 2024 Arnold Strongman Classic.

Bjornsson has put on necessary weight to compete in Strongman once again and it has plenty to do with his overall diet plan.

Hafthor Bjornsson hit a massive 400kg deadlift using an elephant bar during training.
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Meal One

Hafthor Bjornsson begins his day with a large breakfast that includes plenty of protein. He adds milk and a shake but shared that he has cut down on his dairy over the course of the day.

  • 3 eggs
  • Chicken broth
  • 550g cooked rice
  • 100g strawberries
  • 500g milk
  • Shake (250g orange juice, 200g Skyr, 100g blueberries)

“I used to drink milk with every single meal but I think to much dairy, now I have Skyr with every meal. That seems to be fine. I love skyr obviously. Too much milk seems not to agree with me.”

Meal Two

The second meal of the day consisted of the same shake that he had during breakfast. Bjornsson will add Skyr into each meal over the course of the day.

  • 110g steak
  • 100g vegetables
  • 450g rice
  • Avocado

“Every single lunch I have this. Even though I have a lot of salt, if I don’t drink that, my body and I sweat naturally, I get cramps.”

Meal Three

After a session on the bike, Bjornsson hit meal three and it was similar to lunch. The Strongman shared how he is able to pack in so much food and it is because of his mindset treating it like a job.

  • 110g steak
  • 100g vegetables
  • 450g rice

“Obviously the bike helps. Also, what helps is when I eat, I treat this as my work. I don’t stay on my phone. I just eat my food. By doing that, I eat my food faster. I don’t have many distractions.”

Meal Four

Meal four was a snack rather than a full meal. He brought back milk along with other sources of protein.

  • 510ml milk
  • Bread & jam
  • Butter and banana on bread

“This is one of the reasons why I gain weight so easily. I can snack, I love snack time. I eat plenty of calories throughout the day but the way I’m able to snack throughout the day, is incredible.”

Meal Five

Hafthor Bjornsson added salt to his fifth meal of the day and was ready to dive in. He was joined by his family for this meal and prepared for his final one of the day.

  • 150g ribeye steak
  • 100g green beans
  • 450g rice

Meal Six

The final meal of the day consisted of more steak, rice, and vegetables. Bjornsson also brought back avocado to end the day.

  • 110g steak
  • 450g rice
  • Mixed vegetables
  • Half avocado

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Greg Patuto
Greg has covered the four major sports for six years and has been featured on sites such as Sports Illustrated, Fox Sports, SB Nation, NJ.com, and FanSided. Now, he is transitioning into the world of bodybuilding and strength sports.