Bench Press is being organized in Rotterdam Ahoy, the city’s sports temple, which has been host to sports events for decades. Several sports will be taking place in the six halls at Ahoy, so you will be able to encourage your colleagues in different sports! Bench Press falls under powerlifting. Strength sports are extremely popular in the Netherlands, both with professionals and amateur enthusiasts. More than two million people practice bench press, fitness and bodybuilding as sports in the Netherlands. The world record bench press is held by the American Julius Maddox, who lifted an incredible 349.2 kg. Thanks to major events such as the CrossFit Games, strength sports are still growing at a global level.