The 2022 World Uncooked Powerlifting Federation (WRPF) The American Professional meet is scheduled for the weekend of July 29-30, 2022, on the Salisbury Middle in Manassas, VA. One lifter many followers are excited to see compete is John Haack. He added to that anticipation by posting a video on his Instagram web page whereby he bench pressed 272.5 kilograms (600 kilos) in coaching.
It was a touch-and-go rep, so it’s uncertain it will get the inexperienced mild from a decide in competitors, but it surely nonetheless signifies how sturdy Haack feels as he closes in on the meet. The huge raise might be seen within the video under:
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Haack’s coaching accomplice and coach, Andy Huang, served because the spotter for Haack on this try. As soon as Haack lowered the bar to his chest, he instantly pressed it again up. It takes him simply over 4 seconds to lock out the elbows earlier than returning the bar to the rack. Since Haack intends to compete within the 90-kilogram class on the 2022 WRPF The American Professional, this bench press was barely over 3 times his competitors physique weight.
In accordance with Open Powerlifting, Haack is the present world file holder and the WRPF world file holder for the bench within the 90-kilogram class, with a raise of 262.9 kilograms (579.8 kilos). He set that mark on the 2021 WRPF The Bucked Up Showdown. That’s 15 kilograms greater than the second place holder, Erbol Nauanov.
Haack’s prep for this meet has seemingly been profitable. On July 9, 2022, he squatted 355 kilograms (782.6 kilos) uncooked — 15 kilograms over his present competitors private greatest. On July 19, 2022, Haack posted a YouTube video whereby he deadlifted 390 kilograms (860 kilos) in, what he referred to as, his remaining heavy deadlift session. That may be seen on the 2:41 mark of the video under:
Haack additionally holds the present world file deadlift at 90 kilograms — a pull of 402.5 kilograms (887.3 kilos). He pulled 410 kilograms (903 kilos) in December 2021 throughout an look in the UK.
Primarily based on Haack’s just lately posted numbers from his coaching, the followers attending the 2022 WRPF The American Professional could possibly be in for a legendary efficiency within the Outdated Dominion State. He’s already the all-time world file holder within the complete. Maybe he’ll bump that up as properly.
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