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08 Apr RT 114 | Dr. Fred Hatfield – Life Lessons In Strength

Dr. Fred Hatfield (a.k.a. Dr. Squat) returns to the podcast this week for another wisdom filled interview.

This session, I asked about his life lessons, key learnings, and best advice as a world class athlete and coach.

Dr. Hatfield is renowned as a strength scientist and elite athlete, where he competed as a powerlifter.

He’s also got a long list of athletic accomplishments, including Olympic Weightlifting, Bodybuilding, and Gymnastics.

He’s the author of several great books and best sellers, including POWER: A Scientific Approach and BODYBUILDING: A Scientific Approach.

Dr. Hatfield is a true “icon” in strength and performance training and this is a huge honor for all of us to learn from his decades of record-breaking athletic performance.

This is a raw, no holds barred interview session that you’re guaranteed to learn from.

Here’s what you’ll hear about this week:

  • Surprising things you probably don’t know about Fred Hatfield
  • Who his biggest influences were
  • His relationship with Russian Strength Scientist, Dr. Yuri Verkhoshansky
  • His greatest lesson from Dr. Verkhoshansky
  • A review of CAT (compensatory acceleration technique)
  • Specific advice to learn CAT
  • His open thoughts on “bands and chains”
  • A simple biofeedback technique to implement CAT
  • Hear about his famous “squat off” against bodybuilder Tom Platz
  • Why he transitioned into Powerlifting from Olympic Weightlifting
  • His view on “competition” and the real reason he was an athlete
  • His best advice to induce strength gains in 6-12 weeks
  • What he really thinks about today’s bodybuilders
  • “Fiber Fusion” to promote hypertrophic response
  • Understand the many qualities of strength
  • “Angle Q” – the secret to elite strength
  • The untold story behind “Supertraining
  • The book he’s most proud of
  • Defining “fitness”
  • The #1 goal for all personal trainers
  • His greatest achievement as a coach
  • The psychology and flow of being in a peak state
  • Key advice to abide by for successful long term training
  • And, more.

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