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Steffi Cohen is a powerhouse. That you could probably guess from the title of the article.
Steffi is obviously a powerlifter but she is also an accomplished soccer player having player division 1 college soccer at San Diego State and also being on the Venezuelan National Soccer Team as a teenager.
On top of that, she has a BS Exercise Physiology and Sports Medicine and is a certified strength coach.
She holds the APA Deadlift World Record with 402 lbs at a 123lbs, but she is quite a bit stronger than she was when she set that making that record old news.
Steffi has said on several occasions that her main goal for 2017 was to deadlift 4 times her bodyweight, an impressive feat that very few have accomplished. Multiply your own bodyweight times 4 and see if your max deadlift is anywhere near that.
With a few months left to spare in 2017, she accomplished her goal at the WRPF’s Boss of Bosses IV powerlifting meet lifting a mind-bending 484 lbs raw at 121 lb bodyweight which earned her the 123 lb Women’s All-Time Raw deadlift world record.
Like most dedicated athletes though she wasn’t satisfied, she set a new goal of hitting 500lbs, a goal she accomplished rather quickly.
Below is a video of her hitting a 501 lb deadlift at 121 lb bodyweight.
Yeah, she’s strong. She also has a bench press of over 200 lbs and a squat of over 400 lbs to go with the incredible deadlift strength.
Below you can see a video of her squatting 365 lbs for 5 reps.
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And here is a video below of her hitting 195 lbs for three reps on the bench press.
194lbs x 3 binch 353lbs x 3.5 safety bar skwot . Rough day for squats today. Days like these are necessary to build mental strength. It’s easy to cruise through sessions when everything feels smooth, the challenge arises when they don’t. When that happens you have two choices: to quit or to fight back. Those who really want it know that strength comes from struggle and understand that even though they didn’t perform as they wanted, it’s another session in the books that’s helping them get better in one way or the other #hybridAF
We forgot to mention she can also clean and jerk like a beast too. Below is a video of her doing a clean and jerk with twice her bodyweight at 220 lbs for 2 reps!
And for your viewing pleasure here is a video of her doing a no-legged rope climb followed by 15 pull-ups. Not bad.
There you have some of Stefi’s most impressive lifts including an incredible deadlift that is more than 4 times her bodyweight. At the rate she is going she will likely to have more records soon. Is a deadlift 5 times her bodyweight possible? The way she is going I wouldn’t rule it out.