Game of Thrones’ Hafthór Júlíus Björnsson Eats Every 2 Hours, and Can Run with a Car on His Back

01/27/2016 at 03:32 PM ET

Hafthór Júlíus Björnsson Macall B. Polay/ HBO

Icelandic actor Hafthór Júlíus Björnsson has a larger-than-life presence on Game of Thrones as Ser Gregor “The Mountain” Clegane (who could forget his human skull crushing?) – and he does in real life too.

Björnsson, 27, is 6’9″ and 396 lbs., and maintains his intensely muscular physique through an insane diet and strength-training regimen.

“I just fell in love with the weights, fell in love with training hard,” he told GQ.

While he hasn’t missed a workout in six years, his diet is equally important.

“It’s not just all about the training,” said Björnsson. “It’s all around: You have to train well, sleep well, eat well. If you don’t eat, you don’t grow.”

The actor eats every two hours to maintain his body mass.

“It is not easy,” he said. “When I’m filming, I always have to have breaks to eat.”

Björnsson eats six to eight meals a day consisting mostly of sweet potatoes, meat, fish, chicken, cocoa butter, almonds, spinach, avocado and broccoli.

“I eat very healthy overall, but because of my weight, I need fast carbs, […] so maybe before a training session or after a training session, I eat what I want,” he told the magazine.

While competing in strength competitions, Björnsson has pulled 15-ton airplanes and trucks, ran with a car on his shoulders, and lifted a 1,500-lb. log. The log lift broke a 1,000-year-old Viking record.

“The thing that I’m probably most proud of probably is my Viking record,” he said. “After that, I felt my body was quite f—– up. It did heal up quite fast after the record. I did celebrate with my friends, and I ate a lot!”

Gabrielle Olya, @GabyOlya

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On a clear day, you can see forever—or at least that’s the wicked thought behind L.A. designer Agi Berliner’s transparent idea: see-through jeans. Exhibitionists notwithstanding, most folks wear them over bathing suits or as attention-getting evening wear with halters, garter belts and body stockings. Created for the disco crowd, the $34 jeans are selling like, well, hot pants. In just six weeks, 25,000 pairs have already been sold in such major department store chains as Macy’s, Bonwit’s and Saks.

“What’s limiting American designers is that we’re afraid to do something different,” says Berliner, 32, a Hungarian émigré who fled with her family to the U.S. in 1956. Agi thought up the gimmick in London while marveling at the way plastics were being employed by designers of punk fashion. In her L.A. office, where she designs for La Parisienne junior sportswear, Agi spent five days on the phone and six weeks testing to come up with the right plastic.

Agi herself tried out the French-cut jeans with the zipper in front, and quickly found several problems: Some plastics tore away from stitching, others wouldn’t bend and all fogged with perspiration. The ideal material proved to be a vinyl supplied by a bookbinder. The steam was eliminated with a series of vents behind the knees and in the crotch. “They’re no hotter than polyester pants,” claims Agi, “and if you wear them with tights, they won’t stick to your legs.”

Whatever the discomfort and despite the problem of Saturday night feverishness, discomaniacs report one major advantage of the plastic pants: no laundry bills. To keep Berliner’s see-through jeans clear, all the wearer needs is a little Windex.

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DAMN!!!!!! That’s a mountain of a man.

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I can’t believe he’s only 27! What a beast!