Powerlifter John Haack Shows Impressive Strength as He Switches to Strongman

John Haack is an absolute powerhouse.

One of the most impressive powerlifters in the game today, John Haack continues to build his legend. While powerlifting remains his focus it also appears that he’s setting out to try new things as he engages in some strongman training.

For the most part training in one modality is a great thing. One you put your sole focus into one particular endeavor it translates over to mastery. If you hope to become the master at a particular practice then it means performing or studying that action consistently and over a long period of time.

But while gaining mastery is a great thing, sticking with one thing can also make you stagnant. You want to have variety in your life and sticking to one way of doing things usually means a lack of diversity in your skillset.

John Haack is looking to be the absolute strongest he can be. That means pushing his mind and body in ways that go against the grain. While he’s certainly building his legend in powerlifting with some impressive performances, Haack has also looked to strongman training to improve his strength.

Recently the powerlifting champion trained in the log press, a staple of strongman training and competition. 

Back in my strongman bullshit. Log clean and press for sets of 4 up to 250lbs and yoke for 50ft at 660lbs.

 

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Now it appears that John Haack isn’t just dabbling in some strongman training. In fact, Haack is prepping for the official strongman games and is looking to test the waters in another competitive sport. His resolve to enter into a new arena after dominating the powerlifting scene shows that Haack is seeking a new challenge.

But while he may be breaking into strongman, John Haack is still maintaining strength through traditional lifting. In another training session, Haack hit squats and bench, though he reported feeling drained from the effort.

Sets of 8 on squat with 250kgs/551lbs. Felt absolutely drained for bench and only managed 7 reps at 187.5kgs/413lbs. This is when my test levels usually crash so not surprised this workout felt meh.

 

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What do you think of John Haack entering a strongman competition?

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Managing Editor at Generation Iron, Jonathan Salmon is a writer, martial arts instructor, and geek culture enthusiast. Check out his YouTube, Instagram, Twitter, Facebook, and Sound Cloud for in-depth MMA analysis.

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Managing editor of Generation Iron, Jonathan Salmon is a writer, martial arts instructor, and geek culture enthusiast. He has been writing about bodybuilding, combat sports, and strength sports for over 8 years. Check out his YouTube, Instagram, Twitter, Facebook, and Sound Cloud for in-depth MMA analysis.