Julius Maddox looks impressive after making a full recovery from his rotator cuff injury.
Fully recovered from his 2022 rotator cuff injury, Julius Maddox is back in the gym and recently performed an impressive 405 lb overhead press. The powerlifter is still growing in strength as he continues his journey to bench pressing 800 lbs.
Dealing with a serious injury can be a hassle for just about anyone. When you’re a professional athlete however it can be downright unbearable. Athletes need to use their bodies in order to generate their income. So a severe injury can hurt their earning potential. So when respected powerlifter, Julius Maddox injured his rotator cuff last year, it was a foregone conclusion that he’d be stuck on the sidelines for quite some time.
Known for his impressive strength in the bench press, Julius Maddox seeks to become one of the all-time greats at the legendary lift. While he already holds the world record in the raw bench press, a whopping 782.6 lbs, Maddox is not satisfied with his prior achievement. While setting the world record may have been his initial goal, his new goal is to outdo himself and benchpress 800 lbs.
It’s been a long road for Julius. Maddox in his attempt to surpass his own world record bench press. While he may have had attempts in the past, he has been unsuccessful in crossing his 800 lbs goal. Along the journey to accomplishing this new goal, Maddox would end up suffering, a rotator cuff injury. Back in July 2022, Maddox would injure himself so severely that attempting an 800 lbs bench press was simply out of the question.
Now nearly a year later, Julius Maddox has a fully healed rotator cuff and is intent on continuing the marathon toward 800. In a recent post to Instagram, Maddox showcase that his strength is returning with an impressive seated overhead press of 405 lbs.
405 ❌ 2 Seated OHP
I’m back. My rotator cuff feels back to 100%! Been a long humbling experience. 9 months ago minor tears to my bicep and 3 bands in my rotator cuff. Didn’t share much about it because I honestly did think I’d return. Well here I am still on the road to 800
THE MARATHON CONTINUES!
View this post on Instagram
It’s great to see that Julius Maddox is back to his old tricks. Hopefully, he’s able to improve enough to build the strength to bench press 800 Lbs.
News and Editorial Writer at Generation Iron, Jonathan Salmon is a writer, martial arts instructor, and geek culture enthusiast. Check out his YouTube, Instagram, Twitter, Facebook, and Sound Cloud for in-depth MMA analysis.