Bench Press World File Holder Julius Maddox Smashes a 775-Pound Squat in Coaching
Since he started his profession in 2015, Julius Maddox has made a reputation for himself by lifting staggering quantities of weight with the bench press. Whereas coaching lately, it was his squat that drew the eye of the powerlifting world. On April 5, 2022, Maddox shared his prowess within the squat rack when he logged a 351.5-kilogram squat (775 kilos).
Take a look at the exercise under, the place Maddox notably didn’t put on a lifting belt or knee sleeves, by way of his Instagram profile:
In response to the video’s caption, Maddox says he used a Kabuki Transformer Bar for the elevate — a multifunctional, adjustable barbell that permits for twenty-four completely different squat variations in comparison with a conventional straight barbell.
Maddox says that after finishing his first squat, he adopted it with a 371-kilogram squat (820 kilos) — which was “sloppy” however a PR. He didn’t disclose the latter with a video, however it appears plausible given the benefit of his preliminary rep.
Maddox’s squats are noteworthy as a result of they present he doesn’t neglect different features of his energy. In response to Open Powerlifting, in 16 sanctioned powerlifting occasions throughout his profession, Maddox has by no means recorded a squat or deadlift. He as a substitute focuses on his bench press aptitude.
That focus has paid off as Maddox possesses the present all-time world document with a 355-kilogram bench press (782.6 kilos) set on the 2021 World Uncooked Powerlifting Federation (WRPF) Hybrid Showdown III. What’s now obvious is that Maddox may flip some heads if he determined to squat in a future occasion.
Maddox is not any stranger to pushing limits in his profession.
The 34-year-old as soon as accomplished a 350-kilogram bench press (771 kilos) in coaching, which was the heaviest uncooked bench thus far (now since eclipsed by him). Earlier than that, he crushed a 322-kilogram bench press (710 kilos) for 3 reps. Suffice to say that Maddox seems to know what he’s doing by centering on the bench press.
The “Isabel” exercise is as follows:
CrossFit WOD Isabel
- 30 snatches | Males: 135 kilos | Girls: 95 kilos
- Time restrict: 5 minutes
Corridor set a excessive bar by ending all 30 snatches in an unbroken 50.9 seconds. By comparability, “elite” athletes normally end the exercise inside two minutes, whereas “superior” individuals are in a 3 to four-minute vary, per WODWell.
Sadly, regardless of a valiant effort throughout his try, Maddox fell a mere two reps wanting Corridor’s mark with 28 unbroken reps.
Nonetheless, like his latest squat, Maddox confirmed that he has loads of stellar athleticism than he typically lets on. Solely time will inform whether or not the powerlifter reveals it off with completely different lifts in a contest sooner or later.
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