Bench Press

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Julius Maddox Bench Presses 350kg/770lb, Sets All-Time World Record

No need to beat around the bush on this one: Julius Maddox has performed the heaviest raw bench press ever.  Competing in the super heavyweight (308 lb) division, Maddox’s legendary 350kg/770lb bench press took place on his second attempt at the Xtreme Powerlifting Coalition (XPC) Slingshot Showdown at the Arnold Sports Festival. Despite the confusion the Arnold encountered …

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Powerlifter James Strickland Smokes a 615 lb Bench Press Double

This year has actually been an absolutely huge year for the bench press We’re seeing handfuls of professional athletes push new boundaries on the bench and one professional athlete in specific that we’re excited to see complete in the next 2 months is James Strickland. Strickland is no complete stranger to pressing heavy weight, and …

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Larry Wheels Has PRd His Bench Press With 650 Pounds

Around these parts, we talk a lot about Julius Maddox’s efficiency at the bench press: the method he keeps pressing his PRs, pushing past Kirill Sarychev’s all time world record, setting his own of 7441 pounds, pressing all the method to his most current PR of 765 pounds But there’s someone else who is worthy …

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Julius Maddox Bench Presses a PR 765 Pounds (Raw)!

Julius Maddox has made it clear that he is currently on his own personal road to an 800 pound raw bench press. On February 22nd, the Kentucky resident’s journey moved past another incredible mark. Maddox posted a video on Instagram showing him completing a single rep with 765 pounds (347 kg). That is eight 45 …

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Watch Powerlifter Taylor Atwood (-74kg) Make a Serious 205kg Bench Press PR

Taylor Atwood is a big name in the sport of powerlifting. He is the reigning back-to-back International Powerlifting (IPF) World Champion of the -74 kg weight class, holding the IPF world records for the squat (283 kg/634 lb) and overall (7905 kg/1,74275 lb). He has likewise declared gold at the U.S.A. Powerlifting (USAPL) Raw Nationals …

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Check Out Jaisyn Mike Bench Press 265kg/585lb at 42 Years Old

The powerlifting world has had some extremely impressive performances in Masters divisions recently. Many of which have involved world record setting lifts. It gives credence to the long used trope that, when it comes to powerlifting, age is just a number.  Jaisyn Mike certainly falls into that idea. His powerlifting debut did not happen until …

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16 Year Old Mahailya Reeves Bench Presses a Jaw Dropping 375 lbs

Over the weekend, weight lifting phenom Mahailya Reeves made another splash throughout social media, and included another impressive accolade to her lifting resume. At the 2020 Ladies Weightlifting State Championships that took place at Arnold High School in Panama City Beach, Florida, Reeves broke her state bench press record yet once again. Raising in the …

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Julius Maddox’s Favorite Bench-Boosting Accessory Lifts

If you want to be at your best, you should take some time to learn from the best, right? When it comes to the flat barbell bench press, no one is better on the raw version of the classic powerlifting move than Julius Maddox. The 6’3” powerhouse from Kentucky not only broke the all-time world …

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Julius Maddox Calls His Shot on the 800 Pound Bench Press

In a phone conversation that took place on February 11, Julius Maddox says the 800 pound raw bench press is not far from reality. He has officially called his shot on when he will set the all-time raw world record on the bench press to a previously unfathomable 800 pounds (362.8 kg). “The new all-time …

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