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Fred Hatfield, aka Dr. Squat, Death


#1

Just saw on Ed Coan and Jailhouse Strong’s Instagram that Hatfield has just passed away. Very very unfortunate considering all he has done for the fitness world and especially powerlifting.


#2

One of my biggest influences when it comes to training.


#3

That’s a shame. Dude was one of the smartest trainers around.


#4

:anguished: RIP Doctor Squat :cry:


#5

Definitely upsetting.

He influenced a ton of trainers with his work over the years, some realize it and some don’t.

Way back when, I got certified through the ISSA (the organization he co-founded), so I’m lucky to literally have the textbook he helped write. Along with a VHS tape of him giving a 3-hour seminar, ha.

Later today, I say we all hit a set of squats for the Doc.