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Powerlifter John Haack Deadlifts an Amazing 415 Kilograms (915 Pounds) for a PR and Unofficial World Record

Compared to John Haack, most mortal men would probably struggle to squat, push, and pull a fraction of the weight he puts on for himself. However, Haack has always proven that he is no Average Joe in the weight room. When this powerlifting superstar stacks his barbell with a staggering number of 45-pound plates, he likely won’t just make his lift better — he’ll also make it easier.

On January 30, 2023, Haack posted a video on his Instagram profile where he successfully locked a 415-kilogram (915-pound) raw deadlift. According to a caption on the video of his powerful performance, this pull is a personal record (PR) for the powerlifter. This is also five kilograms (11 pounds) more than his current 90-kilogram World Record weight class of 410 kilograms (903.9 pounds). Haack earned the 2022 World Raw Powerlifting Federation (WRPF) American Pro mark with a first-place performance. For the most recent training performance, the athlete wore a lifting belt and wrist wraps, used a mixed grip, and completed his deadlift from a conventional stance.

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Haack completed this deadlift with ease, but it wasn’t completely smooth. The powerlifter quickly took off from the ground but slowed his pull a degree as he reached the full lockout position. The clip shows Haack with a noticeable sway in his lower half as he tries to finish his unofficial biggest pull-up ever. Within the confines of a formal lifting competition, a strict official on hand might have red-lighted Haack’s deadlift, as if there was a sign of an obstacle to completing it. Hitches are illegal on powerlifting platforms and are usually only allowed in strongman contests.

Haack’s latest groundbreaking deadlift is connected to ongoing preparations for his next sanctioned lifting competition. As he confirmed in his Instagram post, the athlete will compete in the upcoming WRPF Ghost Clash 2. The competition will be his first in 2023, as well as his first lifting appearance since late September 2022. which comes from one of more prominent names in powerlifting, Haack should be ready to fly among his peers on Feb. 18-19, 2023, in Miami, FL.

Per Open Powerlifting, Haack maintained an unblemished competition record in 2022. He won each of the 2022 United States Powerlifting Association (USPA) Raw Pro, the 2022 WRPF American Pro, and the 2022 USPA Hybrid Showdown 4 contests. Between the 90-kilogram and 100-kilogram weight classes, the athlete set five raw World Records in the process. They are as follows:

John Haack | 2022 Powerlifting World Records

100-Kilogram Division

  • Bench Press — 272.5 kilograms (600.7 pounds) — Raw World Record
  • Total — 1,030 kilograms (2,270.7 pounds) — Raw World Record

90-Kilogram Division

  • Bench Press— 267.5 kilograms (589.7 pounds) —Raw World Record
  • Deadlift— 410 kilograms (903.9 pounds) —Raw World Record
  • Total— 1,022.5 kilograms (2,254.2 pounds) —Raw World Record

At the time of this writing, it is unclear what weight class Haack will compete in at WRPF Ghost Clash 2 in mid-February. It is worth noting his maximum deadlift of 410 kilograms (903.9 pounds) in both the 90 and 100-kilogram categories. That tendency means regardless of Haack’s official appearance, he’s liable to shine again and put on a performance that matches his past high standards.

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