We have a new American record in bench press. Kentucky weightlifter Julius Maddox recently struck £ 723.1 on the bench of the National Physique Committee at Corpus Christi, TX.
Take a look at the lift in this video: 
View Post on Instagram————– – AMERICAN RECORD BENCH PRESS ✅ The process continues! I am very humbled by the love and support of all! Missed 739 at the lockout only knows that the 🔥🔥🔥 lights up and I'll come back to get it. ————– Many thanks to my wife @ mrs.maddox87 @ fosjosh3 @tuffwraps @ sweetsonia1 @drjaysen @iron_edge_gym @lwthemachine, which made this possible! #letsgooo #worldrecord #strong #benchpress #bench #tuffwraps #lifting #powerlifting #athlete #powerliftingmotivation #gymmotivation # phil413strong #bodybuilding #heavyweights #sports #life #corpuschristi #insta #legendary # uk # 20russia #] A Contribution by Julius Maddox ( @irregular_strength) on June 22, 2019 at 13:55 PDT
It is the heaviest gross weight in the US and the second most common in the world. James Henderson's 1997 record was 711 pounds. Russia's Kirill Sarychev's 2015 record is 738.5 pounds (or 335 kilograms) 1 place. "I missed 739 at the lockout," he wrote on Instagram, "just know that the [fire] lights up and I'll come back to that." We have no reason to doubt him. He made bench press number 723.1 look like a breeze and is part of an elite club: According to tuffwraps.com, he's only one in five people in history to pocket more than 700 pounds.
Before becoming the new American record holder, he told his local newspaper that he was training for two to three hours a day, four or five days a week. He began to lift at 25, shortly after giving up a drug habit. Maddox is definitely someone to keep an eye on, and we're sure the 31-year-old lifter will soon make more headlines.No