If you are not familiar with the name Brandon Striegel, you better start to learn it. He is an up and coming powerlifter, who is doing some incredible things in the training room.
Striegel is a 20-year powerlifter out of Kentucky, competing in the -120kg division. He is not the most experienced, having only been competing professionally since last August. However, in that time he has won two different meets, looking impressive the whole way.
Although it isn’t just in-competition that Brandon Striegel has been looking impressive. Although he is unable to go to the gym right now, a recent Instagram video shows Brandon doing some unbelievable things in his home gym. Here he is, blasting through 6 reps of a massive 700lb deadlift like it is nothing.
“700×6 PR BW-232 AGE-20
700×6 PR today, it was moving soooo good but the whip was absolutely killing me at the top. Need to invest in some kilo plates now to fit more weight. Deadlifts have never been so efficient”
There is certainly something to be said for the fact that this was a new personal record for Striegel, but he made it look like a warm-up set. He has been working hard on his deadlifts too, taking this downtime as a chance to work on that area of his game. Here he is, just a few days prior, hitting a 605lb lift for a whopping 12 reps.
“605×12 PR. (BW-230 AGE-20)
This is EASILY the best my deadlift has ever felt. Im confident in a 800 for reps pull here soon. I think I could’ve gotten 2-3 more but the plates were all over the place. So pumped to know my deadlift is feeling so stupid strong right now. This year is gonna be good.”
Brandon Striegel is looking like an extremely promising prospect in the powerlifting world. He is still very young, so it is almost certain that he will only be getting better from here. Nevertheless, he is looking unstoppable every time we see him.