The biography, life, and accomplishments of Jerry Pritchett
Jerry Pritchett is an American strongman and powerlifter ranked among the world’s best. As a serious athlete, his hard work and sheer strength has taken him on a journey with lifting success and a continued drive to be the best.
Below is a complete breakdown of his profile, stats, biography, training and diet regimens.
Full Name: Jerry Pritchett
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Jerry was born December 18, 1980 in Phoenix, Arizona. Growing up, he has always been interested in strength training and the world of Strongman. At the age of 15, Jerry became a powerlifter.
In 2008, Jerry entered his first local Strongman contest in Phoenix and took second place. This gave him the fuel he needed to train harder and make it to the WSM contest. In 2013, Jerry won the Strongman Event at the LA Fit Expo. In 2014, he finished in the top 12 at the World’s Strongest Man contest in Los Angeles.
In 2017, Jerry Pritchett was featured in the Generation Iron short film, BE LEGENDARY, showcasing the daily life of Pritchett, his family, and his training routine. He also won America’s Strongest Man in 2017.
In 2021, Jerry Pritchett was a featured athlete in Strength Wars: The Movie. The documentary film followed eight elite athletes across multiple strength sport disciplines and pitted them against each other in weightlifting battle courses. The film went on to debut as the number one documentary in in the United States on the iTunes digital charts.
Jerry Pritchett is also set to compete in the upcoming World’s Strongest Man 2021. You can see the full lineup of competitors and events here.
Pritchett’s training centers around his Strongman desires and those of his powerlifting necessities. When it comes to his training plans, he tends to keep his sets shorter while juggling higher reps on some exercises and lower reps on others.
Here is a workout that Pritchett uses when looking to capitalize on his log press gains.
- Shoulder Press with Log: 4-6 sets, 2-3 reps rising in weight
- Seated Shoulder Press: 4 sets, 8-10 reps
- Bench Press: 3-5 sets, 8-10 reps
- Lateral Raise: 3-4 sets, 12-15 reps
- Rear Delt Fly: 3 sets, 10-12 reps
- Triceps Pushdown: 3 sets, 12 reps
He also does Zumba, yoga, and ballroom dance to change up his routine and add fun variety to his workouts.
Nutrition & Supplementation
When it comes to Pritchett’s nutrition and supplementation plan, he makes sure to get plenty of protein into his diet to capitalize on all his gains. While he uses his own choice of supplements, it is important to also have a great routine. For big lifts, a top tier pre-workout will give you those desired energy boosts and pumps to maximize gains and a protein powder can give you everything you need to see growth and assured recovery. Something like creatine or a mass gainer will really boost strength and size and a multivitamin can give you all the essentials so you never miss those in your diet.
- Sixth Place Arnold Strongman Classic, 2016
- First Place, Mr. Olympia International MAS Wrestling, 2014
- Ninth Place, World’s Strongest Man, 2014
- First Place, LA Fit Expo All American Strongman Challenge, 2014
- Seventh Place Arnold Strongman Classic, 2013
- Fifth Place Arnold Strongman Classic Brazil, 2013
- First Place MET-Rx All American Strongman Challenge, 2013
- 2012 MET-Rx World’s Strongest Man 4th place in his heat
- 2012 Giants Live Poland 6th Place
- 2012 Sin City III Strongman Challenge 1st Place
- 2012 MET-Rx All American Strongman Challenge 6th Place
- 2011 Sin City II Strongman Challenge 1st Place
- 2011 MHP Liberty Classic 8th Place
- 2011 Sin City Strongman Challenge 4th Place
- 2011 MET-Rx All American Strongman Challenge 6th Place
- 2010 ASC Platinum Plus 2nd Place