Julius Maddox is the fifth man in history to bench press over 700 lbs and holds the bench press Kentucky state record. He also has three of the all-time heaviest bench presses with a 716.5 lb bench press. He started weightlifting to help with depression. “My experience with weightlifting has helped me reach and inspire many people,” he said.

Julius’s favorite line is NuGo Dark. His favorite flavors are NuGo Dark Chocolate Chocolate Chip and Mint Chocolate Chip. He first found out about NuGo protein bars at the Arnold Classic 2019 taste testing. Julius liked them so much that he bought a box and will continue to be a customer. He explained they are a healthier alternative than other bars, and he enjoys them before or after his workouts.

“I like NuGo bars because of the real ingredients but mainly because of the taste. When I get a desire to snack, they satisfy the cravings.”

Outside of weightlifting, Julius is a character coach for a local high school football team. He is involved with the local schools helping deal with troubled kids and teens that suffer from behavioral issues. He also enjoys spending time with his wife and kids. Follow Julius on Instagram.