Dr. Fredrick Hatfield is a world champion, as well as a best selling author and personal coach for sports teams, sports governing bodies, and professional athletes. He has also led the development of many supplements. Hatfield was inducted into the Powerlifting Hall of Fame in 2002 and is known around the world as “Dr. Squat.”
Hatfield is Co-Founder and President of The International Sports Sciences Association which certifies personal fitness trainers worldwide. As well as companies manufacturing fitness equipment and performance supplements.
Aside from several best-sellers, Dr. Hatfield has written over 60 books and hundreds of articles on sports training, fitness, bodybuilding and performance nutrition. Highlights of his career in strength training include winning the world powerlifting championships three times. At the ripe age of 45, Dr. Squat performed a competitive squat with 1014 pounds weighing 255 pounds. In 1987, this was more weight than any man in history had ever lifted successfully in competition.
As an adolescent, Hatfield competed in track & field, soccer, basketball and cross-country during High School. He was honored as best athlete at graduation. After a discharge from the US Marine Corps in 1964, Hatfield enrolled at Southern Connecticut State University were he excelled in gymnastics. In 1969, he earned his Bachelor of Science degree in health, physical education and recreation.
After graduation, Hatfield accepted a teaching fellowship at the University of Illinois which led to a Master of Science degree in the social sciences of sport. During his time at Temple University in Philadelphia as a teaching associate he completed his doctoral studies in the social sciences of sport psychology, sociology and motor learning. He was awarded his doctorate (Ph.D.) degree in 1973.
His career best lifts include:
Squat: 1014 pounds – Bench: 523 pounds – Deadlift: 766 pounds – Total: 2303 – Snatch: 275 pounds Clean and Jerk: 369 pounds – Olympic Lift Total: 645 pounds – Supertotal: 2948
Dr. Hatfield has lived an exceptional life as an athlete and sports conditioning guru.