We covered yesterday that Iceland’s current famous export actor Hafþór Júlíus Björnsson aka The Mountain from Game Of Thrones lifted this year’s coveted Europe’s Strongest Man title, but it’s not just the men who have a natural ability for physical endurance.
Here’s a collection of the country’s finest female fitness experts and competitors in a video for Iceland Fitness, proving that both sexes from the land of ice and giants have natural physical ability in abundance.
If you’re a fan of Game Of Thrones then you’ll know that the character The Mountain is played by Hafþór Júlíus “Thor” Björnsson who hails from Iceland and who also happens to be the strongest man in Europe.
Earlier this year he lifted the title in style in Leeds, UK, (after all it’s what the man lives and trains for), his Game Of Thrones gig is a little side job. He celebrated winning the Atlas stone event by ripping his t-shirt from his torso like it was a sheet of kitchen roll, before declaring:
“I am the future of strength, as I am the King of stones.”
And who in their right mind would argue with that?
For many users of GoPro cameras the biggest challenge is coming up with original ways to use the equipment and record footage.
Now I’m not any exper,t but something leads me to believe this young lady, who filmed her entire gym routine with a GoPro camera, might have found a winning technique, even though her smile is giving me the creeps.
‘Like Betamax, they don’t make them like him any more.’
Ray Hudson is the world’s greatest sports commentator, (discounting Alan Partidge), and the video above proves exactly why.
The former Newcastle United player turned pundit for beIN Sports likes to break down commentary walls and step over onto the other side when players like Ronaldo and Messi score goals.
Gary Lineker, famous for being one of England’s greatest football players, is taking a royal pounding on twitter and it would take someone completely devoid of any humour not to find it funny.
How has this come about? Well a few years back Gary confessed that during the 1990 World Cup match against Ireland he had a bit of an accident and was caught short while playing, (see video above). This sort of thing happens all the time to sportsmen and Lineker being the consummate professional sorted himself out, by wiping his arse on the pitch, and continued to play.
Somehow 24 years later the incident has come back to haunt Gary with people on Twitter reminding the ex-footballer he touched cloth in front of millions of viewers by tweeting: ‘You shat on the pitch,’ at every conceivable chance they get. Infuriated with their troll-like behaviour Lineker embarked on a mass blocking this week which, as any person with even passing knowledge of the Internet will tell you, never, ever works.
It’s just never going to stop!
There are a multitude of nutcases running around the world with cameras on their helmets recording their ‘extreme’ hi-jinks.
But for one parkour expert Ethan Swanson the GoPro is an essential piece of kit, otherwise how on earth would people beileve that he was capable of doing stunts like this one.
As the Commonwealth Games enters into the home stretch this week mostly everyone who has taken part, watched or visited Glasgow in the past few days will tell you that the whole affair has been a resounding success.
However for one of the event’s main stars, Usain Bolt, the Games has been a massive disappointment, so much so that he felt compelled to tell a Times journalist that he thought they were in fact ‘shit‘ and not as good as the London Olympics. As a wealthy professional sportsman, who travels the world in tight fitting spandex for a living, it was a move many deemed inappropriate and somewhat disheartening.
Since he arrived in Glasgow, Bolt has carried with him the air of a man who clearly wants to be elsewhere. Shufflling reluctantly into interviews and photo opps, whilst meakly engaging in anemic handshakes with children and officials. To coin a Scottish phrase: ‘His face is tripping him.’
At a recent press conference he laboured through each question like a capricious teenager, but excuses were made and doubts were put on hold, because he is the fastest man on earth after all and we all wanted to see him strike that iconic pose at Hampden. That was until he talked to the Times journalist who he then claimed was a liar for publishing their encounter, before the journalist in question released a full transcript of their brief meeting. Red faces all round for the Bolt management team.
Now popular Scottish DJ Robin Galloway has entered into the affair by penning a very succinct and direct open letter to the athlete, which is currently burning up social network platforms across the Internet, (read below).
A storm in a teacup? Maybe, but then he’s a pro and as Robin rightly points out a role model for millions of kids all over the world, especially those who live in Scotland and are inspired by his achievements, let alone the Games which are happening right now on their very own doorsteps.
For the very first time since its inception a woman has managed to complete the American Ninja Warrior course. If that wasn’t impressive enough the female in question, Kacy Catanzaro is five foot tall,
Catanzaro totally destroyed the course in style in a fashion which was nothing short of bad-ass.
Here’s some nice GoPro footage of a couple of golf trick-shots leading into two different Rube Goldberg machines. David Kalb is the twisted genius behind the videos which lead to a neatly packed hot dog and flaming watermelon head.
Of course it’s not just golf trick-shots Kalb specialises in.
A man simply known as Carlos C. has edited together a three minute long video featuring all your favourite WWF wrestlers of yesteryear inhaling and exhaling.
Probably best not to listen to this at high volume, otherwise the neighbours may phone the police.