90 Day Fiancé: Patrick Mendes Reveals How Much He Can Lift

Former bodybuilder and 90 Day Fiancé star Patrick Mendes recently revealed how much he could lift when his career was at its peak, and how much he can lift today. Patrick debuted in 90 Day Fiancé season 9 with his now-wife Thaís Ramone, and though he had some missteps, there were many ways that Patrick impressed viewers. He gained props for being one of the few franchise cast members to learn their partner’s native language, and Patrick’s unwavering loyalty to his brother John Mendes also got love from fans. After filming season 9, Patrick and Thaís are expecting their first child together, and the couple seems happier than ever.


Patrick currently makes a good living as a salesman in the home security industry. However, on the show Patrick revealed that he used to be a professional bodybuilder. At one point in his weightlifting career, Patrick earned a spot on the U.S. national team and was training for the Olympics. However, the 90 Day Fiancé star was caught using performance enhancing substances and was banned from competing for two years. After the two-year probationary period, Patrick again attempted to qualify for the U.S. Olympic team, only to be busted once more. After his second doping scandal, Patrick abandoned his dreams of being a professional weightlifter, though he’s still very active in the gym.

Many 90 Day Fiancé fans wondered about how accomplished Patrick was as a bodybuilder and how much weight he could lift. In a new Instagram Q&A session, a follower asked Patrick about how much he lifts at the gym now and wanted to know what is the most he has ever lifted. Patrick answered that back in his heyday he could lift a whopping 800 lbs. However, times have changed, and the 90 Day Fiancé star admitted that these days he caps out at about 500-600 lbs. Along with his answer, Patrick shared a video of himself lifting 800 lbs, and though he’s certainly struggling, it’s impressive to see him successfully lift the massive weight.

Patrick has gained many followers on social media who are wowed by his weightlifting achievements, but there are still many 90 Day Fiancé fans who criticize him for his previous use of performance enhancing drugs. A lot of viewers have called Patrick out for taking shortcuts in his bodybuilding career. However, that’s not the only career criticism the 90 Day Fiancé star has received. He’s currently getting flack online from fans who say his home security business is actually a multi-level marketing (MLM) company that preys on desperate people. While Patrick has managed to build himself a comfortable life, his various careers seem to be a magnet for controversy.

Even though Patrick was not able to actualize his bodybuilding dreams, that doesn’t mean he can’t still enjoy weightlifting as a hobby. Patrick may not be able to lift 800 lbs. anymore, but 500-600 lbs. is still quite impressive. Thaís has made mention of Patrick’s eating habits and snacking tendencies, though it appears he still makes time for the gym. As 90 Day Fiancé star Patrick awaits the birth of his new baby, pumping iron is an effective way for him to blow off steam.

Source: Patrick Mendes/Instagram

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