Dr. Squat has passed

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Dr. Squat has passed

Postby Joshua Davis » Sun May 14, 2017 10:22 am

Sorry to break the news guys, Dr. Fred Hatfield passed this morning. We are all pretty dumbstruck as he coached in our gym every Sunday morning. Seriously one of the greatest guys that has ever lived in the sport.
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Re: Dr. Squat has passed

Postby GTheo » Sun May 14, 2017 10:50 am


His son, Fred II, used to be a member here in the old days. I even competed with Fred II in the Highland Games several times when he lived in the Chicago area. Has to be from around 2001 or 2002.
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Re: Dr. Squat has passed

Postby Snake Plisken » Sun May 14, 2017 12:25 pm

I first heard of Fred back in the early 80's when he squatted #1000 and wrote in M&F about his trip to Russia and meeting Yuri Verkhoshansky.
I used that % routine he outlined and made good on improving my BP a few different levels. Not easy for someone built all for pulling.
I did not know him personally, but thought a good bit of his knowledge and background.
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Re: Dr. Squat has passed

Postby PierreSuter » Mon May 15, 2017 7:42 pm

One of the greats. RIP.
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