When John Haack grips a barbell, the world shakes. On Jan. 30, 2023, the all-time raw world record holder in the deadlift in the 90-kilogram class took to his Instagram page to share a video wherein he pulled a 415-kilogram (914.9-pound) deadlift in a conventional stance.
That is a new PR for Haack, and it is also five kilograms heavier than his current raw deadlift world record of 410 kilograms (903.9 pounds) from the 2022 World Raw Powerlifting Federation (WRPF) American Pro. His new PR was the last heavy single of his training session. He wore a lifting belt and wrist wraps and pulled using a mixed grip. Check it out below:
2022 Powerlifting Results — John Haack
- 2022 USPA Pro Raw Championships — First Place (100KG)
- 2022 WRPF American Pro — First Place (90KG)
- Squat — 345 kilograms (760.6 pounds)
- 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
- 2022 USPA Hybrid Showdown 4 — First Place (100KG)
- Squat — 332.5 kilograms (733 pounds)
- Bench Press — 267.5 kilograms (589.7 pounds)
- Deadlift — 390 kilograms (859.8 pounds)
- Total — 990 kilograms (2,182.6 pounds)
With less than two weeks between Haack’s new PR and his next sanctioned meet, he is likely close to his competition bodyweight. While he didn’t disclose which weight class he will compete in, his best competition deadlift is the same in the 90KG and 100KG classes. When he steps on the lifting platform at the 2023 Ghost Clash 2, he might step off with yet another raw world record.
Featured image: @bilbo_swaggins181 on Instagram