| | | | PA Radio – Episode 208: Dr Fred Hatfield

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In Memoriam of Dr. Squat.

Earlier this week, we lost legend, Dr. Fred Hatfield [@DrSquat1]. Better known to some as “Dr. Squat”, Hatfield served as inspiration and knowledge for those of us in the strength community. To say that Dr. Hatfield was a gifted lifter would be an understatement and to say that he was an incredible human, an insult. Frederick was raised as an orphan from his birth until he was 18 after which he served in the Marine Corps and later earned his PhD in motor learning.

No matter if Dr. Hatfield was shattering world powerlifting records, which he did twice, or writing about the science of training…he did so by pouring his heart into each endeavor. Dr. Hatfield was known to be an eloquent speaker, particularly on his favorite topic of Passion. We were lucky enough to sit down with him for a special episode of The Long Road.


Visit this episode’s blog post on www.powerathletehq.com to get the video for this interview. The Long Road video contains extra footage and conversation with Doc as well as John’s reflections after speaking with Dr. Hatfield in person for the first time.

Linked up in the show notes is also Episode 68 – our first conversation with Fred Hatfield. Thank you, Doc, for your years of service to the strength community and for leaving no weight unlifted. We are eternally grateful.

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John Welbourn is CEO of Power Athlete and Fuse Move. He is also creator of the online training phenomena, Johnnie WOD. He is a 9 year veteran of the NFL. John was drafted with the 97th pick in 1999 NFL Draft and went on to be a starter for the Philadelphia Eagles from 1999-2003, appearing in 3 NFC Championship games, and for starter for the Kansas City Chiefs from 2004-2007. In 2008, he played with the New England Patriots until an injury ended his season early with him retiring in 2009. Over the course of his career, John has started over 100 games and has 10 play-off appearances. He was a four year lettermen while playing football at the University of California at Berkeley. He graduated with a bachelor's degree in Rhetoric in 1998. John has worked with the MLB, NFL, NHL, Olympic athletes and Military. He travels the world lecturing on performance and nutrition for Power Athlete. You can catch up with John as his personal blog on training, food and life, Talk To Me Johnnie and at Power Athlete.


  1. Ken O'Neill on June 8, 2017 at 7:33 pm

    Carl Lanore and I did a special three hour tribute to Fred on Superhumanradio.com. Included as guests were Dr Sal Arria, cofound with Fred of the ISSA, Josh Bryant, Dr Disa Hatfield (Fred’s daughter), Dr Ken Kinakin of SWIS, and world reknown Dr Mauro di Pasquale, and a final segment with me sharing of our relationship concerning consciousness/mind.

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