Daniel Ryjov has developed a repute for shows of upper-body urgent power. Unfortunately, whereas doing 150-pound dumbbell cranium crushers throughout a May 2022 coaching session, Ryjov tore his proper triceps tendon. 

On August 17, 2022, simply 4 months post-injury, Ryjov carried out a 225-pound (102-kilogram) bench press for 90 reps. The athlete carried out softer lockouts of every rep and wore elbow wraps, however these might need been precautions to keep away from additional damage.

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Ryjov known as his AMRAP (As Many Reps As Possible) conditioning feat a “new World Record” within the caption of his Instagram publish. However, it’s unclear whose World Record mark he beforehand surpassed. (Larry “Wheels” Williams bench pressed 225 for 70 reps in 2018.) Ryjov additionally famous that he supposed to seize 100 reps however racked up his barbell as a result of he “miscounted” his quantity. 

For context on Ryjov’s achievement, the 225-pound bench press AMRAP is a normal evaluative check of power for skilled soccer draft prospects through the annual NFL Scouting Combine. In July 2020, skilled strongmen Brian Shaw and Robert Oberst tried their hand on the Combine document of 51 reps that Justin Ernest set in 1999. Oberst ultimately locked out 42 reps whereas Shaw bettered his peer with 44. Even along with his faster lockouts in consideration, Ryjov has now roughly doubled each athletes on his bench press AMRAP.

While Ryjov normally shares footage of himself finishing noteworthy urgent achievements — comparable to a 605-pound bench press with a five-second pause from November 2021 — he does have formal powerlifting expertise. 

Here’s a rundown of his first-place efficiency within the 110-kilogram division on the 2017 United States Powerlifting Association (USPA) SMG’s March Mayhem.

Daniel Ryjov (110KG) | 2017 USPA SMG’s March Mayhem Top Stats

  • Squat (Wraps) — 275 kilograms (606.2 kilos)
  • Bench Press (Raw) — 207.5 kilograms (457.4 kilos)
  • Deadlift (Raw) — 300 kilograms (661.4 kilos)
  • Total (Raw W/Wraps) — 782.5 kilograms (1,725.1 kilos)

Ryjov has not made an look on a sanctioned lifting platform since that competitors. 

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Ryjov’s Future

Before he tore his triceps tendon, Ryjov was in a long-term pursuit of a 317.5-kilogram (700-pound) bench press, per his social media. Shortly earlier than his damage occurred in May, the athlete tried to bench press 306.1 kilograms (675 kilos) however couldn’t lock out the burden.

At the time of this writing, Ryjov has not confirmed he would push for that milestone once more. Additionally, even with this AMRAP bench press within the account, it’s unclear the place Ryjov stands along with his restoration. Nonetheless, simply months after struggling a probably devastating setback, it appears to be like just like the athlete is already pushing himself to be again on observe and press eye-opening weight as soon as extra. 

Featured picture: @danielryjov on Instagram