While he’s strong and powerful, Andrew Hause could probably not lift an actual house. Though, the mere idea that the powerlifter could even attempt such a seismic feat of strength is a nod to Hause’s reputation preceding him. He may have returned to add to his eye-popping rap sheet.
On July 16, 2023, Hause posted a video to his Instagram where he completed a back squat with wraps of 362.8 kilograms (800 pounds) for six reps on his second set. According to Hause, the training session was a personal record (PR). Instead of using a traditional barbell, Hause utilized a cambered bar which curved around his upper back and decreased the shoulder mobility needed to hold the bar in position. The athlete wore wrist wraps, knee sleeves, and a lifting belt during the milestone squats.
As a young powerlifter, Hause already has little to prove. The athlete burst onto the scene in 2022 with staggering displays of power, both in training and on the competitive platform. Some examples include a 467.8-kilogram (1031.4-pound) squat with wraps PR from a July 2022 training session and a raw deadlift PR of 420 kilograms (926 pounds) just about a week later.
While notching these astounding PRs, Hause would put the all-time World Record total with wraps in the 308-kilogram division in his crosshairs. He would smash that mark in late August 2022 with a 1,117.5-kilogram (2,463.6-pound) total with wraps at the 2022 World Raw Powerlifting Federation (WRPF) American Pro. Hause hasn’t competed since then, citing, in a separate Instagram post, undisclosed personal reasons that needed to be prioritized. The athlete was apparently on track to compete in an undisclosed competition in May 2023 but pulled out, likely for these same reasons.
In recent months, it seems Hause is back at his “world-destroying ways,” steadily sharing different updates on his training and overall progress in the gym, like his six-rep squat with wraps PR. A raw bench press set of 206.3 kilograms (455 pounds) for eight reps in June 2023 might stand out as another noteworthy footnote in Hause’s growing resume.
At the time of this writing, it’s unclear where or when Hause will compete next. All that seems definitive is that he’s back to refining his skills and talents in the gym. Based on his precedent, such a development could only be bad news for any of his competitive peers.