The Mountain shows damage after pec tear during bench press left him screaming in agony
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The Mountain has shown off the gnarly damage he suffered after tearing his pec during a very weighty bench press.
Former World's Strongest Man Hafþór Júlíus Björnsson took pumping iron to a whole new level after successfully bench pressing 230kg and then 240kg.
However, it seems like third time was most definitely not a charm, after the real-life Thor tore his left pec while attempting a personal best of 252.5kg.
Strength coach Sebastian Oreb has since posted a video to Instagram of Thor's second attempt at bench press in the tough competition, which was successful.
However, he explained in the caption: "He went for 252.5kg and his pec tore which put an end to the competition for Thor.
"I decided not post the injury until Thor announces it to his audience."
The coach concluded the statement writing: "Time will tell what will be involved in his recovery as well as how it will impact his training moving forward, but Thor stayed around for the rest of the day to support all of the competitors at the show."
Since then, the heavy lifter has had a whole avalanche of support from fans concerned about his health following the gruesome injury.
Björnsson has taken to Instagram to share his appreciation of all the worried supporters out there.
Uploading a close-up photo of the damage, The Mountain told fans: "Thank you all for the support, kind messages and love during these challenging times ahead.
"It really means the world to me. This is just a challenge and a small setback. I’ll come back stronger.
"Peace and love, Hafthor."
Björnsson has now uploaded a second, more clear, picture of the extent of the damage caused from the powerlifting competition posted to Instagram yesterday (20 April).
The snap shows the strong man's left side splattered in a rainbow of colours.
A huge patch of his skin is now dark purple, pink and yellow spanning from the top of his armpit all the way down to his lower ribcage.
And Thor's documenting doesn't stop there as he has also shared exactly how he feels about the moment when his upper chest muscle detached from the bone to his YouTube channel.
He has also taken his 746k subscribers along the healing journey with him, uploading a series of videos chronicling updates, doctor visits and MRI scans.
In the video, a doctors says the injury will 'heal very well with a certain amount of scar tissue' and advised Thor to take a six to twelve week break from training.
The strong man has described the event as the 'biggest injury' of his entire career.