Days After Breaking the World Record, Michael Estrella PRs His Deadlift With 700 Pounds

Michael Estrella isn't taking off any time after his all-time world record performance over the weekend.

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.

Estrella wrote,

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.

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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.