Meet AMM Brand Ambassador, Brandon “Midwest Kong” Copeland

Brandon Copeland, commonly referred to as "Midwest Kong,” is a strength athlete and the Brand Ambassador for Advanced Muscle Mechanics, LLC.

Brandon is a former mixed martial arts fighter. He competed for eleven years, winning two titles in two different weight classes. 

He teaches women and children’s self defense classes and trains both amateur and professional fighters as well.

In July of 2004, Brandon nearly lost his life when he was stabbed several times while breaking up a fight outside of Boat House Bar and Grill on Put-In-Bay Island where he worked as a bouncer at the time.
Brandon Co-Owns the only training facility on Put-In-Bay Island "Muscle Bay Fitness" which opened in 2017. 

Brandon is an anti-bullying motivational speaker and founded a behavioral intervention program called “I Stopped a Bully. He created The Gorilla as the super-hero to accompany the “I Stopped a Bully” program after meeting several young people who suffered from being bullied.

He has made keynote speeches at colleges and universities, K-12 schools, Fortune 100/500 companies, Juvenile Detention Centers, Churches and other youth programs.

He also authored a children's book entitled "The New Kid," which teaches about embracing our differences and understanding the seriousness of bullying. It teaches us not to make fun of someone because they are different, because people who are different from us can teach us things that we did not know.

Brandon was introduced to the fitness industry after being featured on Kali Muscle’s YouTube channel and signing to the Hyphy Life Brand! Since then, he has worked with Big Boy from Strength Cartel, Eric The Trainer and CT Fletcher!
Fitness has always been a passion of his, that much is true. Yet this past year was undeniably his most prolific, as he traveled to the Valley Of The Beast to compete in CT Fletcher's Iron Wars VI! Brandon entered competitions for the most consecutive repetitions of 225, 315, and 405 pounds on the bench press.

He completed 64 reps of 225, 31 reps of 315, and 8 reps of 405! An incredibly impressive performance which earned him 3rd in the 405 pound rep contest and secured him the 225 and 315 Pound Bench Press Titles!



On August 13th, 2022, Brandon set out to become the world’s oldest athlete to break the world record for the most consecutive repetitions of 225 pounds on the bench press.

At 42 years old, Brandon "Midwest Kong" Copeland completed 75 consecutive repetitions to surpass the previous Guinness Book of World Record Holder, Brandon Conley’s 60 reps.



Brandon’s story is an inspiration to anyone who has ever faced adversity.

He has shown that no matter what life throws at you, with dedication and determination, you can overcome anything. 

His story is also a reminder that age is just a number. He is living proof that you are never too old to achieve your dreams.

He has shown that no matter what your age, if you set your mind to something, you can achieve it. 

Brandon is an inspiration to anyone who has ever felt like they are too old to achieve their dreams.

If you want to follow Brandon “MidWest Kong,” he's on Instagram: MidWest_Kong & YouTube: Brandon "MidWest Kong" Copeland.