When will the PRs stop? It seems as though John Haack‘s tank is filled with a never-ending supply of powerlifting PR fuel. Since setting the all-time world record total of 1,005.5 kilograms (2,216.7 pounds) in the 90-kilogram weight class at the 2021 World Raw Powerlifting Federation (WRPF) The Bucked Up Showdown, Haack’s progress in the gym feels like something out of a superhero comic book.
On a Twitch live stream hosted by Gymshark and Brawn, Haack plowed through yet another PR, this time deadlifting a staggering 410 kilograms (903.9 pounds) raw. He did so after a 12-hour flight which came after a month of training that involved hitting 400-plus-kilogram pulls on multiple occasions. Check out Haack’s new deadlift PR below, courtesy of his Instagram page:
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Haack’s new deadlift PR comes just a week and a half following his 405-kilogram (892.9-pound) deadlift, tying his personal best. His latest deadlift PR is the first time he’s exceeded the 900-pound milestone and is over four and a half times his competition bodyweight.
Haack wore a lifting belt, wrist wraps, and a beanie during the lift and utilized a mixed grip in a conventional stance. Not once during the lift did it look as though he would miss the attempt, and his Instagram follower Ryan Kevin Patrick Quinn summed it up well in the comments:
F*ck that was fast.
Haack did not share his body weight at the lift, but in recent training sessions, he posted that he hovered around 96 kilograms. Given that he was on a long flight to get to this live stream event, it is unlikely he cut to 90 kilograms. Still, hitting a 410-kilogram deadlift three days after scoring a 272.5-kilogram (600.8-pound) raw bench press PR is a monumental training feat.
Who’s to say how heavy the lifts in the gym or competition Haack will successfully hit in 2022 will be. Haack appears to be in a league of his own at the moment, and it would seem he will only continue his streak of PRs into the new year.
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