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Offline ZACH

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Fred Hatfield passes
« on: May 15, 2017, 08:14:20 AM »
According to sources Fred "dr. Squat" Hatfield passed over the weekend. He was one of the first to squat over 1k in the 100k class.

The most notable contribution is the "safety squat bar" or "yoke bar". Formely known ad "the hatfield bar" as it was his design to lessen knee sheering while squatting.

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Re: Fred Hatfield passes
« Reply #1 on: May 18, 2017, 10:29:34 PM »
I met him way back in 1976 or so when I competed in the Collegiate Nationals. A bunch of us had gone out to dinner afterwards and he came as well. Nice guy.

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Re: Fred Hatfield passes
« Reply #2 on: May 19, 2017, 07:37:07 AM »
squatting 1000 pounds is just unfathomable to me.

these days, i stick with about 150 but go deep and slow.

but them again, i'm an old man with some serious problems.

surprisingly, if i do it this way, im still sore the next day, so i figure that's a great sign.

i watched a special(or maybe read something) that everytime the human body does something like squat 1000 pounds, it takes 28 hours off your life.  although how you could figure that out is beyond me.

i guess i'm pretty safe at 150. :D
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