Dallas ‘The Punisher’ Hogan 1st in Power Lifting

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Dallas Hogan pushing hard to lift 645 pounds

Dallas Hogan
Dallas Hogan pushing hard to lift 645 pounds

THUNDER BAY – Dallas Hogan is one of Thunder Bay’s strong men. The powerlifter just won the top title at a Power Lifting Competition in Amherst, Nova Scotia. The win is special to Hogan, as it represents a comeback from a potentially career ending injury last year. “I started training for this event three months ago,” shares Hogan. “I was walking with a cane, undergoing rehab, including acupuncture to get back in shape”.

Hogan is a gentle giant, the soft-spoken lifter works in Thunder Bay as an addictions councillor, and is taking his love of power lifting into local schools to share his passion with youth. At 5’9″ tall and weighing in at 275 pounds, Hogan is a powerful person who can lift almost triple his weight.

Dallas ‘The Punisher’ Hogan – Power and determination

At the APC Atlantic, Hogan places 1st in his category, and 1st Overall. “Its nice to beat records, but coming from where I was is the real story,” shared Hogan.

Hogan’s is a journey that started from a herniated disc, and involved months of work. That dedication can also serve as an marker for anyone in our region who is faced with a challenge. Likely it could have been easier for Hogan, facing an injury to step back and say, ‘well I did all I could do”.

His first power lifting competition was in December 2011. He has continued on a journey since then.

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Dallas Hogan generates muscle power!

He did not do that, and hard work was rewarded in Nova Scotia.

In the competition, Hogan had three attempts in the Squat.He started with a lift of 575 pounds, then lifted 600 pounds, and finished with a 645 pound lift.

His dead lift was also three tries, a 650 pound lift to open, followed by a 705 pound lift and finishing with a 755 pound lift. If your fridge and stove needed moving – Dallas would almost be able to put one under each arm and head out.

In the Bench Press, Hogan lifted 435 pounds, then 457 and 1/2 pounds. He tried a final lift of 485 pounds, but says he could feel the muscles in his chest almost tearing. Dallas finished in second place in the Bench Press.

Dallas “The Punisher” Hogan will also be competing in Thunder Bay’s Strongest Man this summer in the city.