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Episode 29 – Mike Gattone Assistant Technical Director at USA Weightlifting

We’re excited to bring Mike Gattone on the show (@mgattone64). Gattone coached Tara Nott Cunningham, the last American weightlifter to win an Olympic gold medal, and he’s discussing his new role and responsibilities as the Assistant Technical Director at USA Weightlifting. Mike has a long history in the sport, as an athlete [he first competed in Weightlifting in the year 1982], coach, and with staff … Continue reading Episode 29 – Mike Gattone Assistant Technical Director at USA Weightlifting

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Episode 26 – Kristin Newman, SPS Gym

We dropped a new episode on the OLIFT Podcast. We interviewed Athletic Director, Kristin Newman, of SPS Gym. Kristin is is a multi-sport athlete, and now she’s using her skill set to help all members at SPS gym become stronger versions of themselves. Listen as we discuss her background in several sports, and transitioning into her new role at SPS GYm. Anton Jefferson Anton lifts … Continue reading Episode 26 – Kristin Newman, SPS Gym

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The Sight and Sound of Weightlifting Steve Galvan and John Filippini

We interview Steve Galvan (photographer) and John Fillipini (announcer). These guys are what we consider the sight and sound of Olympic Weightlifting. JP interviewed Steve and Anton interviewed John. We mashed the two episodes together for a little something different. Hope you guys like the episode! Click here to listen on iTunes Click here for the direct mp3 download *Podcast App → Search “OLIFT” → Tap … Continue reading The Sight and Sound of Weightlifting Steve Galvan and John Filippini

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The OLIFT Podcast: Interview with Linzey Beister Gold Coast Weightlifting Club

Released 29 August 2016 We have our first international guest! His name is Linzey Beister and he coaches Weightlifting in Australia. Linzey has coached hundreds of athletes in Weightlifting by way of Personal Coaching, Weightlifting Classes and one day Weightlifting Clinics. His main focus is coaching Weightlifting full time, around 30 hours per week while running the Weightlifting Club. Read more about him at Gold … Continue reading The OLIFT Podcast: Interview with Linzey Beister Gold Coast Weightlifting Club

Oscar Chaplin III of the United States in the Men's 85kg in Nikaia Olympic Weightlifting Hall during the Athens 2004 Olympic Games in Athens, Greece on August 21, 2004. (Photo by Chris Ivin/WireImage)

Interview with Oscar Chaplin III The OLIFT Podcast

Check out this episode on iTunes! Oscar Chaplin III is a Two-time Olympian, mult-time National Champion and now USAW Hall of Famer in Weightlifting. He is one of the greatest weightlifters in United States history, Oscar began competing in the sport at just 9 years old, won his first National title at age 11, and was the youngest person to make a Junior National team … Continue reading Interview with Oscar Chaplin III The OLIFT Podcast

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Round Table Discussion: Doping, USAW Resident Program, and RIO

With all the doping sanctions in sport just before the Rio Olympics, it’s an appropriate time to discuss how it all affects Weightlifting. Also, the USAW Resident Athlete program, which housed and supported some of our nation’s best lifters, has been shut down. Lastly, we discuss the affairs surrounding the Rio Olympics, and our Olympic Weightlifting team. Check out this episode on iTunes! Anton Jefferson … Continue reading Round Table Discussion: Doping, USAW Resident Program, and RIO

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Episode 11 – Matt Foreman The OLIFT Magazine Podcast

Matt Foreman is a Weightlifter, a coach, a teacher, and a writer. We interviewed Foreman because of his long-running history in Olympic Weightlifting and because his passion helping others become better Weightlifters. Check out this episode on iTunes! John Paul Nicoletta JP Nicoletta started lifting at 16 years old and has been involved in Olympic Weightlifting since 1992. He competed at a National level as … Continue reading Episode 11 – Matt Foreman The OLIFT Magazine Podcast

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Episode 10 – Dan Brown, Part 2 The O, a Podcast by OLIFT Magazine

On this episode, we talk with Dan Brown (Lift Lab Co.) about several weightlifting topics. One of which is his interpretation of the American System of Weightlifting. Check out this episode on iTunes! Anton Jefferson Anton lifts weights, coaches, and publishes OLIFT Magazine. http://www.theoliftmag.com Continue reading Episode 10 – Dan Brown, Part 2 The O, a Podcast by OLIFT Magazine

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The American System of Weightlifting We're capitalists, so let's start acting like it.

Here is an op-ed piece by Dan Brown of Lift Lab Co. Brown explains what the American system of Weightlifting is and how it best fits our country. I was recently on the OLIFT podcast and it was awesome catching up with and talking to my man Anton.  One thing we discussed that I want to shed further light on was the American System of … Continue reading The American System of Weightlifting We’re capitalists, so let’s start acting like it.

Haley Reichardt set several records as the #2 48kg lifter in the country

The O, Episode 9 – 2016 Nationals & Olympic Trials Recap

On episode 9, we discuss the 2016 USA Weightlifting Nationals and Olympic Trials. JP Nicolletta, of the weightliftingmindset.com and staff writer for OLIFT Magazine, and myself (Anton Jefferson) publisher and founder of OLIFT Magazine, discuss the meet from two different perspectives. Nicoletta was an official play-by-play commentator at the 2016 USA Weightlifting Nationals and Olympic Trials. I was at home watching online like many others … Continue reading The O, Episode 9 – 2016 Nationals & Olympic Trials Recap