At only 26, John Haack, aka Captain America on social media is a world champion powerlifter and the raw record holder in the 181lb weight division. A feat in which he achieved in December of 2018 at only 25 years old. Haack set the raw World record with an 875kg/1929lb total beating the previous record total of 1901.4 lbs which was held by Maliek Derstine. But now, he’s surpassed this feat with a new 890kg/1962 total for a new all-time World record and the sky is the limit.
Haack went 9/9 and completed his third attempts of a 307.5kgs/677lbs squat, 227.5kgs/501lbs bench and a 355kgs/782lbs deadlift at a body weight of 82.5kgs/181.8lbs
Haack then wrote on his Instagram that he’s… “Feeling ready to finally hit that 2k at the Tribute in August.”
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Had about as perfect a day as I could have. Went 9/9 with third attempts at 307.5kgs/677lbs squat, 227.5kgs/501lbs bench and 355kgs/782lbs deadlift for an 890kgs/1962lbs total at 82.5kgs/181.8lbs. Feeling ready to finally hit that 2k at the Tribute in August. #A7 #hybridperformancemethod #mbslingshot #powerlifting #junkbrand #fit #fitness #uspa #gym #181boiz
Haack is referring to the Tribute Powerlifting meet in August which will take place in San Antonio, Texas Aug. 3-4. But it’s looking like this is entirely possible for him as he’s improved significantly in only four month’s time.
All he has to do is a total 38 more pounds to reach this milestone and he’s determined to make it happen! Last year John suffered a squat injury before he broke the totals record but now he is fully healthy (As apparent by his new record total) and his lifts should be progressing every month leading up to the big competition.
This is the Instagram post from back in December after he broke the record with an 875kg/1929lb total and back then he had his sights set high on reaching the 2,000 pound total mark.
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After about 18 months of frustration was finally able to put together a good meet. Went 8/9 with third attempts at 302.5kgs/666lbs squat, 225kgs/496lbs bench and 347.5kgs/766lbs deadlift. Broke the all time world record in the 181 weight class with an 875kg/1929lb total. Ready to set my sights on that 2k total at 181. Gotta thank @rodgersreset for getting me healthy. @micah_marino for handling me today. @maddyforberg for the videos and @mbslingshot for the lifting gear. Also thanks to @hybridperformancemethod for running an awesome meet. #A7 #hybridperformancemethod #mbslingshot #powerlifting #aesthetic #captainamerica #fit #fitness #fitfam #lift #gym
Make sure to stay in the loop to find out if John will actually reach his 2,000-pound total goal in August…
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