Danial Zamani bench presses 744lbs as he claws towards the world record.
There’s a new bench press beast in town and he goes by the name Danial Zamani. Looking to break the world record held by Julius Maddox, Zamani recently benched a staggering 744lbs. That’s in striking distance of the current record of 782.6lbs.
There are very few humans that can bench press over 700lbs. It’s just not something you see every day. Yet despite that fact two monsters of men have emerged in recent years to achieve that feat and more. Julius Maddox is the current world record holder, breaking his own record and setting a new one at 782.6lbs. Maddox’s goal is to bench 800lbs. But Iranian powerlifter Danial Zamani is hot on his heels.
Who is Daniel Zamani?
Originally from Tehran, Iran, Daniel Zamani is a 29 years old powerlifter who has recently been in touch with Ehsan Farahi from our Persia affiliate, Generation Iron Persia. Generation Iron Persia confirms Zamani has been powerlifter competing since early 2014 and competed in the World Powerlifting Congress (WPC) and Global Powerlifting Alliance (GPA). Zamani has kept a very low profile and has only competed in one full meet. Since then, he has confirmed to Generation Iron Persia that he will continue to focus on breaking the bench press record.
Looking to crush the world record himself, Danial Zamani has been putting in countless hours at the gym. The powerlifter has put up some impressive numbers in the past and is only getting stronger. Julius Maddox acknowledged that Zamani could prove to be a legitimate threat to his title, motivating him to stay on top of his game. As you can see from his Instagram page, you can see clips of Zamani performing many bench presses, deadlifts and back squats. Early in 2021 this past February, he was able to squat 551 pounds (250 kilograms) for four reps without any equipment.
As he continues to battle towards capturing the world record title, Danial Zamani is putting up some pretty serious numbers. His most recent training video shows Zamani lifting a massive 337.5kg or 744lbs. It’s a feat few have accomplished and it’s only less than 40lbs away from the world record.
The Iranian powerlifter posted this training video on Instagram, showcasing his incredible strength.
Here is today’s workout top set 337.5 second heaviest raw bench press all time
I had some fear and hesitated doing it today because there is still pain in my left pectoralis but I did it because I promised myself and the the world. Trusting in God and hard work , I will reach 350 kg in a month as my plan.
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It’s clear that Danial Zamani has what it takes to challenge for the world record. He says his next goal is to bench press 771lbs by next month. Julius Maddox better be training hard because Zamani has truly become a serious threat to his title.
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