|Born||October 21, 1942|
|Died||May 14, 2017(aged 74)|
|Other names||"Dr. Squat"|
|Height||5 ft 6 in (1.68 m)|
|Weight||220 lb (100 kg) in 1986|
|Representing United States|
|IPF World Games|
|IPF World Powerlifting Championships|
|USPF National Championships|
|AAU National Championships|
Frederick C. Hatfield (October 21, 1942 – May 14, 2017), nicknamed Dr. Squat, was an American world champion powerlifter and PhD holder in sports sciences and gaming. He was also the co-founder and president of the International Sports Sciences Association, an organization of fitness experts which certifies personal fitness trainers from around the world. He went on to make the ICOPRO bodybuilding protein and supplements for Vince McMahon's World Bodybuilding Federation and even after the promotion folded, Vince continued to market the product until 1995.
Hatfield was born in Williamstown, Massachusetts in 1942. He was raised in a Connecticut orphanage until 1961, when he graduated from Cromwell High School. He served in the United States Marine Corps until 1964, when he enrolled in Southern Connecticut State University.
Upon graduating, Hatfield earned his Bachelor of Science degree in health, physical education and recreation. He then attended the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, where he earned his Master's degree in the social sciences of sport. He went on to earn his PhD in psychology, sociology and motor learning from Temple University in Philadelphia.
Hatfield held positions at Newark State College, Bowie State University, and the University of Wisconsin–Madison. He taught undergraduate students, and conducted research in sport psychology. He has written over 60 books, some of them best-sellers.
Accomplishments in powerlifting
As a powerlifter, Hatfield won 2 IPF World Powerlifting Championships titles in 1983 and 1986. At the age of 45, he set a squat world record by lifting 1014 pounds in the 100 kg weight class, becoming the first person to squat more than 1000lbs.
|Clean and Jerk||369 pounds|
- "Archived copy" (PDF). Archived from the original (PDF) on 2012-05-22. Retrieved 2012-03-30.
- Biography from DrSquat.com
- Fredrick Hatfield, profile from ISSAOnline.com
- Dr. Squat on Bodybuilding.com