Hafthor Bjornsson had to pull out of competition at his own gym after attempting to get a personal record on his bench press this past Sunday. Thor, as he is commonly known, tore his left pec as he tried to bench 252,5 kilos (556 pounds).
The 2018 World’s Strongest Man had previously mentioned he was making a comeback to the strongman arena and planned on breaking the all-time raw powerlifting world record by benching, squatting and deadlifting a combined weight of more than 2,606 pounds (1,182.5 kilos). Those plans are now on pause.
At a competition in his gym, he attempted to break his personal bench press record with 252,5 kilos loaded on the barbell. As the Mountain lowered the barbell and as soon as it touched his chest, he shrieked in agony and asked for help which was promptly done.
You can see it in the video below at 5:07:00.
Tearing your pectoral muscles (pecs) can be a serious injury, and the severity can vary depending on the extent of the tear. A partial tear may cause pain, swelling, and limited mobility, while a complete tear can cause severe pain, bruising, and a noticeable deformity in the chest.
In addition to the physical discomfort and limitations caused by a torn pec, the injury can also affect your ability to perform certain activities, such as lifting weights, playing sports, or even performing basic daily tasks.
Treatment for a torn pec may involve rest, ice, physical therapy, and in some cases, surgery. The recovery time can vary depending on the severity of the tear and the treatment approach, but it can take several weeks to several months to fully heal.
The recovery time for a torn pec can vary depending on the severity of the injury and the treatment approach taken. In general, a partial tear may take several weeks to several months to heal, while a complete tear may require surgery and can take several months to a year to fully recover.
Hafthor Bjornsson has not published any news regarding his torn left pec since the incident.
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