We’ve been on the Michael Estrella hype train since his insane performance at the Boss of Bosses 6 powerlifting meet over the weekend. Estrella competed in the 148lbs weight class and deadlifted 4.5 times his bodyweight for an astonishing all-time world record of 303kg/668 lbs.
[See our complete recap of the best performances from Boss of Bosses 6!]
That weekend earned him two new all-time world records, for his deadlift and total. Check out his lifts from the Boss of Bosses 6 powerlifting meet below:
- Squat: 242.5kg/534.6 lbs
- Bench Press: 192.5kg/424 lbs
- Deadlift 303kg/668 lbs – All-time world record
- Total: 738kg/1,627 lbs – All-time world record
- Wilks Score:570.36
Watch his record here:
What we were definitely not expecting was to see him break that world record just three days later.
OK, he broke it unofficially, but he exceeded it nonetheless: Estrella casually pulled 317.5kg/700lbs and shared it on his Instagram page this Wednesday, even giving fellow powerlifter Jamal Browner a shoutout for the post-meet ‘you-only-live-once’ [yolo] training session.
I blame [Jamal Brownder] for this. I left BoB6 [Boss of Bosses 6] still wondering if I had 700lbs in me and I’m happy to report that it’s a definite YES.
Browner, meanwhile, did his own YOLO workout and shared it on Tuesday, writing,
Annual post meet yolo deadlift session.
1015×1 !!! Got the go ahead from my coach to do it. Time to get back to work though.
Browner competed in the 275lbs weight class at the Boss of Bosses 6 meet and fresh off winning the meet with a 749.5lbs squat, a 474lbs bench press, and a 821.2lbs deadlift for a 2044.8lbs total, he went ahead and pulled 1015lbs. Like Estrella, he beat his deadlift from the meet just a few days after competing. Browner seems to have started a trend — we’re quietly hoping that other competitors from this weekend will show off some big lifts this week.
This has us all pumped up for Raw Nationals coming up in October, and we hope to see both of these guys crushing new records there.
Featured image from @mikeyestrella and @liftinglargemedia on Instagram.