September 26, 2023

Haack appears able to dominate once more in 2023.

In comparison with John Haack, most mere mortals would possible wrestle to squat, press, and pull a fraction of the weights he logs for himself. Nonetheless, Haack has routinely confirmed he isn’t any Common Joe within the weight room. When this powerlifting celebrity stacks his barbell with a staggering variety of 45-pound plates, chances are high he’ll not solely succeed together with his carry — he’ll make it appear simple, too.

On Jan. 30, 2023, Haack posted a video to his Instagram profile the place he efficiently locked out a 415-kilogram (915-pound) uncooked deadlift. In accordance with a caption within the video of his energy feat, this pull is a private file (PR) for the powerlifter. It’s additionally 5 kilograms (11 kilos) greater than his present 90-kilogram weight class World Document of 410 kilograms (903.9 kilos). Haack notched that mark on the 2022 World Uncooked Powerlifting Federation (WRPF) American Professional throughout a first-place efficiency. For this newest coaching feat, the athlete wore a lifting belt and wrist wraps, utilized a combined grip, and accomplished his deadlift from a standard stance.

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Haack completed this deadlift comparatively simply, but it surely wasn’t fully clean. The powerlifter launched off the bottom with ease however did sluggish his pull to a level as he reached the total lockout place. The clip reveals Haack with a noticeable shake in his decrease half as he tries to cap his unofficial largest pull ever. Inside the confines of a proper lifting contest, a inflexible official available might need thrown a pink gentle on Haack’s deadlift, as is there a touch of a hitch to finish it. Hitches are unlawful on the powerlifting platform and are sometimes solely permitted in strongman contests.

Haack’s newest groundbreaking deadlift is linked to ongoing preparation for his subsequent sanctioned lifting competitors. As he confirms in his Instagram publish, the athlete will compete within the upcoming WRPF Ghost Conflict 2. The competition can be his first of 2023, in addition to his first lifting look since late September 2022. If this newest pull is a harbinger of what’s to return from certainly one of powerlifting’s extra distinguished names, Haack must be able to fly by his friends on Feb. 18-19, 2023, in Miami, FL.

Per Open Powerlifting, Haack maintained a spotless aggressive file in 2022. He gained every of the 2022 United States Powerlifting Affiliation (USPA) Uncooked Professional, the 2022 WRPF American Professional, and the 2022 USPA Hybrid Showdown 4 contests. Between the 90-kilogram and 100-kilogram weight lessons, the athlete set 5 uncooked World Information within the course of. They’re as follows:

John Haack | 2022 Powerlifting World Information

100-Kilogram Division

  • Bench Press — 272.5 kilograms (600.7 kilos) —  Uncooked World Document
  • Whole — 1,030 kilograms (2,270.7 kilos) — Uncooked World Document

90-Kilogram Division

  • Bench Press — 267.5 kilograms (589.7 kilos) — Uncooked World Document
  • Deadlift — 410 kilograms (903.9 kilos) — Uncooked World Document
  • Whole — 1,022.5 kilograms (2,254.2 kilos) — Uncooked World Document

On the time of this writing, it’s unclear what weight class Haack will compete in on the WRPF Ghost Conflict 2 in mid-February. It’s value noting his high deadlift of 410 kilograms (903.9 kilos) is similar in each the 90 and 100-kilogram classes. That doubtlessly means no matter the place Haack formally options, he’s liable to shine once more and placed on a present nicely consistent with his previous excessive requirements.

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