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Being Married to The Mountain Means Pulling Trucks on Leg Day

We all know The Mountain is pretty good at moving around the heaviest things.

Hafthor Björnsson is, after all, currently the World’s third Strongest Man, after ceding the number one spot he held after winning for the first time in 2018. We also know he’s married to the delightful Kelsey Henson, a Canadian, who relative to her husband is just about pocket-sized. But don’t let the height differential think Henson isn’t strong on her own.

In a new video posted to Bjornasson’s YouTube page, Mrs. Mountain holds her own hauling an idling Dodge Ram pickup. (No lightweight aluminum F-150s for this crew). Towards the end of the 20-minute long video that plays like a day in the life of the Björnsson-Hensons, where lifting weights and towing big rigs with your body surrounded by family and friends and small children on scooters is the norm, Henson takes her turn at the feat of strength. After a leg day workout, no less.

And she executes the maneuver pretty damn well, according to Men’s Health fitness director Ebenzer Samuel, C.S.C.S. “In general, there’s not a lot of ‘form’ in a truck pull. Mostly because it’s, well, insanely heavy,” he says. “When you move max max weight with any lift, your body defaults to the most natural movement patterns for you. For people that have practiced proper form at lighter weights and have trained out any compensation patterns, that’s going to be perfect form. For a lot of people, though, it’ll be bad form execution.”

Samuel also notes that Henson maintains pretty admirable form throughout the pull. One of the benefits when your partner is also a world class weight lifter.

“Her back stays flat as she does this; she’s not rounding.” But the takeaway tip here is all in the hips: “Watch how she keeps trying to drive and power her hips forward. That’s the power of the glutes right there.”

Apparently, that leg day workout was just a warmup. The Mountain might want to look out—if Henson keeps it up, she might be able to top him when it comes to pound for pound strength.

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