Dr Fred Hatfield RIP

Discussion in 'General Powerlifting Discussion' started by kyle grey, May 15, 2017.

  1. kyle grey

    kyle grey VIP Member

    May 15, 2012
    A legend in strength and sports Dr Fred Hatfield has passed away .
    He was a multi -time IPF World Champion and as many will know at 45 years old he squatted 1014 lbs for a world record in the 225lbs weight class which at the time was the biggest successful competition squat ever .
    He will also be remembered as an educator and innovator in all things strength and he had a varied background in athletic endeavours ranging from gymnastics , olympic weightlifting and bodybuilding . RIP Dr Squat .

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  2. aragorn1500

    aragorn1500 VIP Member

    Jun 7, 2013
    Sad news indeed.
  3. rawdeal

    rawdeal TID Board Of Directors

    Nov 29, 2013
    NO! this is like regular citizens hearing about a favorite MLB or NBA or NFL guy dying.

    Doctor Squat . . . . . RIP
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  4. Heady Muscle

    Heady Muscle VIP Member

    Oct 13, 2014
    Bummer. This guy got me to go from Olympic Lifting, to powerlifting to Bodybuilding. A true Guru to the Iron Game. Bummer. RIP.
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  5. BrotherIron

    BrotherIron TID Board Of Directors

    Mar 6, 2011
    A tragic loss for strength sports.
  6. kyle grey

    kyle grey VIP Member

    May 15, 2012
    To correct my first post the 1014 lb squat was at a bodyweight of 255 lbs .

    Anyway here's an awesome seminar from the great man because it's through education that he touched so many and will be fondly remembered for .

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  7. any1uno

    any1uno TID Board Of Directors

    Dec 22, 2010
    This is sad news! I was just re-reading his books! Thank you for sharing. I've not heard anything till your post. A great loss to our sport.
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  8. DungeonDweller

    DungeonDweller VIP Member

    Mar 21, 2017
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  9. rawdeal

    rawdeal TID Board Of Directors

    Nov 29, 2013
    Wow. Thank You. I knew some of that, but not all, not sure if he was better at powerlifting, or powerthinking. "Renaissance Man" anyone?
  10. Ramrod

    Ramrod VIP Member

    Jun 5, 2012
    Sad to see him go. Sad week last week. Lost an Uncle and Dr. Squat in one week.

    Was interesting to see him use Keto diet to slow the Cancer down as much as he did. 3 months to add 5yrs and it seems like Cancer may have not been what killed him.
  11. Mini Forklift Ⓥ

    Mini Forklift Ⓥ The Veganator

    Dec 23, 2012
    Didn't know this, that's sad to hear and a great loss to the PL'ing world.

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