In a assembly of two worlds, this week we saw two Icelandic sporting heroes fight it out in the gym and eventually respond to that age-old dilemma “does technique get over power?”
When The World’s Strongest Guy Hafthor Bjornsson AKA Gregor “The Mountain” Clegane from Activity of Thrones, named out Gunnar Nelson to grapple at the well-known Mjölnir fitness center in Reykjavík, you realized the UFC veteran could hardly ever decline such an engaging present.
However, when Gunnar posted on his Instagram revealing what experienced long gone down in the past handful of times, he disclosed that there was trepidation when answering the connect with.
When @thorbjornsson arrived at out to me and asked if I was ready to grapple with him just for entertaining, I imagined to myself that this was perhaps not the smartest strategy for both of us. Nevertheless I was curious as a martial artist to see how my competencies perform towards another person as major and significant, not to forget about that this is one of the strongest men who ever walked this earth. I have been grappling a great deal for above 15 yrs with all kinds of people, body forms, talent amounts and so on, but this was a brand name new working experience for me
Method About Power
There have been a handful of scenarios the place the environment of strongmen and grapplers have collided, most a short while ago was when Eddie Corridor rolled with BJJ Black Belt and Polaris commentator Josh Palmer.
Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu as a sport has often prided alone on “the minimal guy” out beating the major man. System above strength is normally a substantial element of the sport, even while folks who are deep in the activity know that is not generally the situation.
Having said that, inclined to place his title and status on the line the 6ft 9 inch, 400lbs Icelandic strongman preferred to put this principle to the test.
I have been seeking for a extended time, (to grapple from Gunnar Nelson)since a large amount of my mates have been saying, I have no likelihood from you on the floor,” Bjornsson stated.
I’m just fascinated. To see if the technique and the practical experience are going to prevail over the power. Not only the energy but also entire body weight.
Talking in the video Gunnar wasn’t so much amazed by his sizing and power but commented on his conditioning, possible a factor due to Bjornsson’s existing boxing regime, even though he prepares for a struggle in opposition to United kingdom strongman Eddie Hall.
“When he questioned me if his strength was shocking, I was like no but his conditioning was,” mentioned Nelson.
“He was equipped to preserve heading and not just conditioning but he was intelligent with his fights. He employed his excess weight perfectly. He’s not just hefty and powerful but he’s athletic with his pounds.”