Fredrick C. Hatfield was born on October 21, 1942 in Williamstown, Massachusetts USA. He never knew his parents and grew up in a Connecticut orphanage until he was able to leave in 1961, after he graduated from Cromwell High School.
Fredrick went straight into the United States Marine Corps for three years until he had enough money to put himself through school when he enrolled at the Southern Connecticut State University. Hatfield graduated from there with Bachelor of Science degree in health. This also included a major in physical education and recreation.
But Fredrick was just getting started and he decided to study farther and went to the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. After three years he now had his Master's degree in the social sciences of sport. He then studied farther earning his PhD in psychology, sociology and motor learning which he got from the Temple University in Philadelphia.
Education became a way of life for Frederick and he was teaching at institutions like Newark State College and the Bowie State University. He loved to teach about a subject that he was passionate about. He also taught at the University of Wisconsin in Madison for a year.
Most of his students were undergrad students on which he would be constantly conducting medical research specifically in sport psychology. Fredrick has been published many times and has over 60 books that he has written on gaining strength and gaining muscle.
Fredrick quickly earned the nickname Dr.Squat because of his personal improvement in strength that he got from doing squats as well as what he called proven results that doing squats will get you stronger more than any other exercise.
With all Fredricks intensive study and lecturing he was always a powerlifter who eventually set a world record competing at the IPF World Powelifting Championships where he won the competition twice, once in 1983 and 1986.
Dr.Squat was indestructible and was still competing at the world championships at the age of 45 where he set another world record by squatting with a lift of 1014 pounds in the 110 kg weight class. He wrote about exactly how to achieve that kind of lift using progressive resistance and the correct technique.
Fred Hatfield went on to have a major effect on the bodybuilding world getting faster results by squatting was something that eventually all bodybuilders knew when. Dr.Squat spent a lifetime proving the effectiveness of the movement in gaining strength.
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