Mark Hauschildt Presses 485 Raw

Mark Hauschildt (242) bench pressed 485 pounds raw on Sunday at the unsanctioned Iowa State Games in Ames, Iowa. If sanctioned, the lift would be good for tenth on the Lifter Rankings. Even more remarkable is that Hauschildt is unable to use his legs.

Here is video of the press:

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This is awesome.

Awesome lifting! Way to go Mark!

That is absolutely INCREDIBLE!!!! Way to go. Stay Strong, J.R. Bolger

I will never complain about knee pain again

congratulations mark! i was one of the spotters and i was completely overwhelmed with the kind of power this guy has. i cant imagine what he would be benching if he were able to use his legs. great lift! good luck in your upcoming meets and congrats again!

Wow, great lift! Smoked it!

PRAISE GOD!! that is awesome!!

I have watched Mark lift ever since I started competing and he is still a HUGE inspiration to me!! It was one of the most impressive things I have ever seen in the sport of powerlifting!! Congrats Mark!! He will get 500 soon!!!

Awesome!!!

I am 6'4' and go 295 and until 5 minutes ago thought I was all man. I am a child compared to what I just saw! This definitely goes on my pre-workout video loop! Inspirational is not a strong enough word. Mark, you have a new lifelong
fan.

That is incredible!

that dude is huge. great lift bro

Great lift!

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BEAST!!

Fucking awsome. 500 coming up!

This guy is all heart and soul - what a great motivator this video is! NICE JOB Bro.

great benching mark!

Inspirational.

You guys are funny on here. You'll rip every guy over squat depth and everything else, but not so much on the bench. I think it's awesome that the guy has that kind of pressing power. However, it's sad that it wont be sanctioned because it sank 2 inches into his chest. I would rather see what the guy can do when the lift is under strict judging. No doubt, he can still put up bigger numbers than most. I just don't understand why you guys will rip a person one day and then the next day overlook stuff like that. You guys are worse than women.

Anonymous wrote:
You guys are funny on here. You'll rip every guy over squat depth and everything else, but not so much on the bench. I think it's awesome that the guy has that kind of pressing power. However, it's sad that it wont be sanctioned because it sank 2 inches into his chest. I would rather see what the guy can do when the lift is under strict judging. No doubt, he can still put up bigger numbers than most. I just don't understand why you guys will rip a person one day and then the next day overlook stuff like that. You guys are worse than women.

Shut the fuck up! That was a good lift!

Wow! Nice benching Mark.

Great job! That is inspirational.

Sounds like an anon is mad that this guy out benches him. He outbenches me by a little and I can still give him props. Get over yourself.

Anonymous wrote:
You guys are funny on here. You'll rip every guy over squat depth and everything else, but not so much on the bench. I think it's awesome that the guy has that kind of pressing power. However, it's sad that it wont be sanctioned because it sank 2 inches into his chest. I would rather see what the guy can do when the lift is under strict judging. No doubt, he can still put up bigger numbers than most. I just don't understand why you guys will rip a person one day and then the next day overlook stuff like that. You guys are worse than women.

I grew up on a ranch and the first thing we learned was that the little white spec on top of chickensh*t is still chickensh*t. And, Mr. Anonymous - you are chickensh*t.

You stupid fuck, its not unsactioned because it went 2 inches in his chest. The meet was unsanctioned you cock breath. The rep wasnt perfect, didnt have to be. But it was fucking good enough for this meet. And I bet good enough for a sanctioned meet.

Do us a favor and faceplant off the nearest 10ft ladder.

Badass lift!

Anonymous wrote:
You guys are funny on here. You'll rip every guy over squat depth and everything else, but not so much on the bench. I think it's awesome that the guy has that kind of pressing power. However, it's sad that it wont be sanctioned because it sank 2 inches into his chest. I would rather see what the guy can do when the lift is under strict judging. No doubt, he can still put up bigger numbers than most. I just don't understand why you guys will rip a person one day and then the next day overlook stuff like that. You guys are worse than women.

If you look back to the IPF before bench shirts they sank it into their chests that far!! It's how raw benchers used to bench and how most of them still do!! You are the definition of DOUCHE BAG! You would come on here and criticize someone who is BY FAR stronger than you are in every sense of the word. Physically and mentally! This is unbelievable that you would even say something you clearly have NO CLUE about. Go back and watch Kaz, Larry Pacifico, or any of the other benchers from back in the day that hit big raw benches. Take your ignorance elsewhere. This would have passed in a sanctioned meet anyways!

Awe inspiring. great lifting

That is awesome!!! You smashed it up.. Keep the bar moving never let it fall!

Jeff Johnston

Anonymous wrote:
However, it's sad that it wont be sanctioned because it sank 2 inches into his chest. I would rather see what the guy can do when the lift is under strict judging.

might i suggest reading something called a rule book

Anonymous wrote:
You guys are funny on here. You'll rip every guy over squat depth and everything else, but not so much on the bench. I think it's awesome that the guy has that kind of pressing power. However, it's sad that it wont be sanctioned because it sank 2 inches into his chest. I would rather see what the guy can do when the lift is under strict judging. No doubt, he can still put up bigger numbers than most. I just don't understand why you guys will rip a person one day and then the next day overlook stuff like that. You guys are worse than women.

Your an Idiot. Try holding 485 pounds on your chest without it sinking in, without any leg drive. That is some serious upper body strength considering he has no leg drive which is a large part of benching. Congrats.

Anonymous wrote:
You guys are funny on here. You'll rip every guy over squat depth and everything else, but not so much on the bench. I think it's awesome that the guy has that kind of pressing power. However, it's sad that it wont be sanctioned because it sank 2 inches into his chest. I would rather see what the guy can do when the lift is under strict judging. No doubt, he can still put up bigger numbers than most. I just don't understand why you guys will rip a person one day and then the next day overlook stuff like that. You guys are worse than women.

start lifting weights and reading the rule book; it will change your life.

It's been said before, but I'll say it again: inspirational!

I think the ruling is usually that you cannot sink the bar into the chest after you have paused it to get a bounce effect. He sinks in on the way down and pauses it there. Then presses it up. Good lift, very strong, even stronger with no leg drive.

this is what it's all about.this is awesome and inspiring.helluv a job.

Outstanding Mark!

I would enjoy the opportunity to talk to you about competing in the Raw Unity Meet.

If you are interested, then please email me at erictalmant@yahoo.com

All the best,

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Thank you to everyone!! This was by far my best meet ever. I hit 475 on my 2nd lift which is all i was hoping for, and decided to TRY 485 on my 3rd. As you have seen, to my surpsise it went. To mr anonymous, who has been thoroughly bashed for his comments now, I have watch the video over and over the last few days. Sinking the bar in is not allowed after the press command. The bar move straight up after the press signal. The running/judging the meet are all experienced powerlifters on the national and/or world level. The meet was actually a lot more strict that you might think. If they called it good, it was good.

Eric, my home email should post when i leave this message. Feel free to message me.

Again, thank you for the support! Next is the Iowa State Fair meet on Aug 22nd...havent really come up with a goal yet. Still kinda in shock from this one.

Mark is not only an impressive lifter, but also an extremely humble and kind man. I'm privileged to know him. I took the video and also have one of his brother Scott, another impressive specimen:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=48yVJIlVuXY

Both of these guys are great human beings and very impressive lifters, congrats to both!

Ryan Irwin

Mark Hauschildt wrote:
Thank you to everyone!! This was by far my best meet ever. I hit 475 on my 2nd lift which is all i was hoping for, and decided to TRY 485 on my 3rd. As you have seen, to my surpsise it went. To mr anonymous, who has been thoroughly bashed for his comments now, I have watch the video over and over the last few days. Sinking the bar in is not allowed after the press command. The bar move straight up after the press signal. The running/judging the meet are all experienced powerlifters on the national and/or world level. The meet was actually a lot more strict that you might think. If they called it good, it was good.

Eric, my home email should post when i leave this message. Feel free to message me.

Again, thank you for the support! Next is the Iowa State Fair meet on Aug 22nd...havent really come up with a goal yet. Still kinda in shock from this one.

I have not received anything from you yet, Mark.

I just watched it again and I guess your definition of sinking isnt the same as mine. Once it stopped on my chest and he says press, it does not sink further. THAT is what is not allowed. I have never heard a rule that as soon as it touches your chest it cant go further. With 485lbs and no bench shirt, its going to happen. BTW..I am not offended by your criticism of the lift. Everyone is entitled to their opinion.

Ryan - thanks for mentioning me. But don't do it again. The spotlight stays on my baby brother. He is, as I've said many times since Sunday, stupid-strong. What an athlete. And yes, Captain Anony-Mouse, like Mark said, you ARE enntitled to your opinion. It's just a shame it's an ill-informed opinion. There isn't a powerlifting judge associated with any organization, local, national, or international, who would not have said that Mark did not press that 485 according to sanctioning body rules. The bar was motionless, the press command was given, then the bar went upwards. Upwards to GLORY, BABY!! Oh, and he even waited for the "rack" command.

I apologize for my misstatement. What I meant to say was "There isn't a powerlifting judge associated with any organization-local, national, or international, who would have said that Mark did not press that 485 according to sanctioning body rules."

All that matters to me is that it went up and the judges as this particular event all said it was good.

Eric, I have sent you an email with my home email and will check your website when i get home.

Mark Hauschildt wrote:
All that matters to me is that it went up and the judges as this particular event all said it was good.

Eric, I have sent you an email with my home email and will check your website when i get home.


Too bad your dead legs were flopping around like carp on a riverbank. :-)

Scott Hauschildt wrote:
Mark Hauschildt wrote:
All that matters to me is that it went up and the judges as this particular event all said it was good.

Eric, I have sent you an email with my home email and will check your website when i get home.


Too bad your dead legs were flopping around like carp on a riverbank. :-)

Damn your cold. Def brothers.....

It may not be pretty, but I lifted it!! Maybe next time i'll put some lead weights in my shoes to hold my feet down. hmmmmmmmmm

I've worked out with both Mark and Scott. What is amazing about both of these athletes is that they are tremendous athletes in every sense of the word. You never hear them complain about not having legs, they just keep on kicking all of the competition in the ass. Including the critic that probably can't lift his own pecker. Hey Mark, great job! You'll always have jealosy and envy wherever you go. But You will always have friends and supporters like me that recognize greatness when they see it and you are truly a great athlete!!! Keep up the good work.

Pff, he's got an unfair advantage! He's twice as big as everyone else in that weight class thanks to having dead legs! No fair!

/sarcasm

Zach Gates wrote:
Pff, he's got an unfair advantage! He's twice as big as everyone else in that weight class thanks to having dead legs! No fair!

/sarcasm


Quit stealing my "dead legs" line! I own that property!! : - ) I know you were only kidding, but we both recognize that if we had normal musculature in our legs we'd be moving up in weight class. Although, with leg drive added to the mix, I know Mark for sure would still be smoking all the other raw lifters. Thanks to everyone on this board supporting my brother. He deserves it.

that is truly amazing congratulations on a big lift man! keep it up and you'll have 500 in no time.

Awesome benching. Very strong indeed. It's funny, everyone wants to romanticize the past. I have wathed many of the old school benchers sink the bar on raw lifts. As long as it does not sink after the press call you are golden. It's where I picked up my form.

Best of luck with the 500. It will happen!

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just want to say nice job to you anf your brother i was in the competition ant the fair this year and came second to your brother just wanted to say nice job.. "real benchers go raw"

Not sure if anyone is really following this anymore (except for drew of course) but i just did another competition at the iowa state fair. did 480 on my 2nd lift pretty soundly and decided to go for broke and try 500. got it about 1/3 of the way up and stalled...oh well...i gave it a shot. maybe in a few months. thanks again for all of the support.