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We're Frightened (and Amazed) by How Much This Game of Thrones Actor Can Squat

Gregor Clegane, aka the Mountain, is one of the most frightening characters on Game of Thrones, which is precisely why he's been granted the responsibility of protecting Cersei Lannister. In real life, the Mountain may not be nearly as scary (or evil), but he's still a force to be reckoned with. He's played by Hafthór Júlíus Björnsson, a professional strongman and former basketball player from Iceland who sits at 6'9" and weighs a hefty 417 pounds. That's not someone you wanna mess with.

Hafthór has been making some serious progress in the weight room lately, particularly with his back squats. His most recent Instagram post shows him squatting over 660 pounds, which we're pretty sure equals the weight of all the remaining Lannisters combined.

"First week on my new Training program by the one and only @australianstrengthcoach soon we'll be doing 300+ for reps," he wrote. He squatted five smooth reps with perfect form, and he made it look like a cinch. Scared yet?

Here he is bench pressing over 350 pounds last week.

Here he is again, deadlifting 660 pounds!

No wonder Cersei is feeling so confident. She pretty much has her own personal weapon of mass destruction by her side.

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