Things are getting bigger in Texas, but when Julius Maddox is an indication, they're getting bigger in Kentucky. The Kentuckian Powerlifter has just broken the world record for the biggest raw bench press with a stunning 739.6-pound lift.
Take a look at the crazy bank here:
The feat happened in Mountain View, California, where Maddox attended the annual Boss of Bosses powerlifting meeting at the Boss Barbell Club. Maddox, who has been training for seven years, already holds the benchmark American benchmark he set up in June, when he trained 723.1 pounds.
"We did not expect a world record so early – we were hoping, maybe from December," Maddox told the Owensboro Times. "But nobody expected that. Some people thought it would not break within 20 years, but I came in and changed direction and changed everyone's mind. It's crazy – I was blown away.
A video from a different angle seemed to make a brief phone call as Maddox tried to put the counter back in the rack, but he confirmed that he was intact and that the recording was official. 19659002]
View Post on Instagram"ATWR 739.6 lbs" ((FRONT VIEW)) They say it's the most controversial powerlifting in powerlifting. Just know that this is the beginning! @tuffwraps @jailhousestrong @irregular_strength vs. @sarychevkirill & @eddiehallwsm in 2020? ————————————— # 1 #Worldmasters #Nothingdasdasdasdasdasdasdasdasdasdasdasdasdasdasddasddasddasddasdd Dasdasdasda unitedkingdom #europe #fitnessmotivation #trusttheprocess #beauty #beastmode
Former world record holder Kirill Sarychev loved Maddox after the unbelievable performance, which just surpassed his 738.5-pound world record. He shared the video on his own Instagram with the headline, "You're the beast, brother @irregular_strength. Congratulations, and thanks for the motivation." : "See you on the platform 😉 @eddiehallwsm, are you with us?"
View Post on InstagramYou are the Beast Brother @irregular_strength ength Congratulations 🔥 And thanks for the motivation 🙏 See you on the platform 😉 @eddiehallwsm are you with us?)
And Hall responded with a separate message:
View Post on InstagramAfter I saw @irregular_strength break the world record bench last weekend … I'm on the mission to destroy a few targets in the hope that I can reach them through life !! ! I work my way up to a £ 700 bank and take it from there. The world record is 740 pounds. Full video on YouTube. Fel @felicityfilms_ Big Love The Beast
When Maddox demonstrated his camaraderie in the powerlifting community, he responded to Hall's statement that he wanted to shoot only with support for his title and commented, "Let's go !!!!"  Maddox's way to powerlifting was a bumpy one. His best friend Nick Martin told the Owensboro Times: "I have seen his life changed by drug addiction and law breaking, serving the Lord and being an active member of his church and a positive member of society. So I saw his life close from good to bad.No