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About IFBB Pro Joel Thomas

Joel Thomas started in gymnastics at 3 years old and continued in the sport until he was 13 years old. As you know, gymnastics builds a lot of strength, in the muscles as well as the tendons and ligaments. After gymnastics, Joel got into wrestling, another strength sport.

Joel wanted to get stronger for wrestling, so his father, who was a bodybuilder, introduced Joel to the weight room. Throughout high school, Joel started playing football, but he also started powerlifting. He ended up benching 633 lbs at 22 years old!

Joel then started to compete in bodybuilding once a year as well as competing in powerlifting a couple times a year until he outgrew the junior division in powerlifting. Then it was all bodybuilding.

Sports Played

  • Wrestling
  • Gymnastics
  • Football
  • Powerlifting

Physical Stats

Height 5’ 8.5”
Weight (Competition) 237 lbs
Weight (Off-Season) 269 lbs
Waist 33”
Biceps 21.5”
Forearms 16.5”
Quads 30.5”
Calves 19.5”
Handedness Right

Strength Stats

Bench Press (Max) 633 lbs
Bench Press (Reps) 405 lbs x 22
Squat (Max) 685 lbs
Deadlift (Max) 685 lbs
Deadlift (Reps) 585 lbs x 6
DB Press (Reps) 225 lbs x 10
Military Press (Reps) 315 lbs x 6
Barbell Curl (Reps) 135 lbs x 10
Alt DB Curls (Reps) 70 lbs x 6
Hammer Curl (Reps) 70 lbs x 10
DB Shoulder Press (Reps) 150 lbs x 10

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