Watch Powerlifter Julius Maddox Attempt to Break Eddie Hall’s CrossFit World Record

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You may remember how in February 2020, Eddie Hall turned up to CrossFit's European Championships for a meet and greet, but rather than stick to his booth and sign autographs, he decided to spend his time smashing out a world record instead.

The record Hall beat was in CrossFit's 'Isobel' workout, which requires competitors to complete 30 snatches for time. Hall managed it in an impressive 50.9 seconds, but now, another non-CrossFit athlete has attempted to take the crown.

The man in question is American powerlifter, Julius Maddox, who incidentally is no stranger to world record attempts. Since 2019 the 200kg powerlifter has progressed the all-time raw bench press world record four times, with the current record standing at an eye-watering 355kg (782.6 lbs).

You can see Maddox's attempt at Isobel in the video he posted to his TikTok below. But, spoiler alert, ultimately he wasn't able to complete quite as many snatches as Hall, managing a respectable 28 snatches in 50 seconds, which, he said, wasn't bad for "a lazy powerlifter".

Even though Maddox couldn't break the world record his effort didn't go unnoticed. Current Isobel world record holder, Hall, congratulated him on his attempt, saying "Awesome effort bro."

Could this exchange eventually lead to the pair taking on a partner WOD together? We're not sure, but we'd love to see it.

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