Powerlifter John Haack Deadlifts Unofficial World Record 415 kg (915 lbs)

Powerlifter John Haack Deadlifts Unofficial World Record 415 kg (915 lbs)

If you’re not familiar with Jacked Factory athlete and World Champion powerlifter John Haack, he’s just out here casually (well, seriously) throwing around ridiculous amounts of weight in the gym and on the platform. And for those that are familiar with John, it will come as no surprise the fan-favorite specimen just managed to deadlift an astounding 915 lbs (415 kg) for an unofficial world record on Jan 30, 2023–one-upping his previous personal best of ~904 lbs (410 kg). 

To put the absurdity of Haack’s strength into perspective, he can deadlift not two, not three, not four, but nearly five times his body weight (which fluctuates between 90-100 kg during competition). Deadlifting over 900 lbs is an incredible feat for someone twice the size of Haack, but for John, it's just another Monday at the gym. 

Here’s a reel of the monumental lift from John’s Instagram account:


Imagine walking into the gym thinking, “Yea; I’m going to deadlift four full-size refrigerators today.” 

As you can see, Haack was able to manage this unprecedented deadlift with an expected amount of “hitching.” When deadlifting, a hitch entails leveraging the bar against the upper thighs to complete the lockout; it’s usually accompanied by conspicuous lower limb shaking while rocking the bar back and forth. Though hitching is cause for an illegal lift in an official powerlifting competition, the minor amount displayed in John’s 415-kg deadlift would probably only be flagged by the most strict of powerlifting judges. 

Nevertheless, Haack is sure to keep working on the top half of his deadlift for upcoming powerlifting competitions where he will surely be gunning for an official personal best. He is scheduled to continue his immaculate 2022 competitive record–winning each of his three outings–at the World Raw Powerlifting Federation (WRPF) Ghost Clash 2 contest in late February of this year (2023). 

The JF team is PUMPED to see what John brings to the table as he surges forward with his inhuman feats of strength. Speaking of surging forward, don’t forget to check out our newly launched MAX-STRENGTH pre-workout that fuels John’s training: Nitrosurge MAX

Shameless plugs aside, here were Haack’s otherworldly lifting records in 2022:

John Haack: 2022 Powerlifting World Records

90-Kilogram Division

  • Bench Press — 267.5 kilograms (589.7 pounds) — Raw World Record
  • Deadlift — 410 kilograms (903.9 pounds) — Raw World Record
  • Total — 1,022.5 kilograms (2,254.2 pounds) — Raw World Record

100-Kilogram Division

  • Bench Press — 272.5 kilograms (600.7 pounds) —  Raw World Record
  • Total — 1,030 kilograms (2,270.7 pounds) — Raw World Record


Stay tuned as we bring you more updates on John’s 2023 powerlifting journey. Odds are, his current records will be broken…by himself. In the lifting world, that’s what it’s all about–always striving for personal bests


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