Gene Rychlak setting the world record for the heaviest bench press at 1010lbs or a massive 72 stone to us Brits!
Gene was the first person ever to bench over 900lbs and also 1000lbs. At the 2005 Mr Olympia bodybuilding competition, Rychlak attempted to break his own record by pressing 1015 lb (460 kg). Rychlak was unable to complete the press, and despite having several spotters around him, the weight fell onto his body. Rychlak suffered no serious injuries from the accident. Gene plans to attempt the lift again on September 15, 2007, but with stronger spotters present.