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Episode 35 – Going to Miami: Drugs, Pan Ams, and the AO

JP and Anton discuss the new Lift Clean program and the American Open series 2 briefly, and deep dive on a discussion on the 2017 Pan American Championships. This year, the competition will be in Miami, FL USA. As we mention on the show, USA Weightlifting is making Weightlifting a destination sport. The most relevant our men’s team has been in the hemisphere -JP Nicoletta … Continue reading Episode 35 – Going to Miami: Drugs, Pan Ams, and the AO

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Weightlifting is in Jeopardy at the Olympics The IOC warns the IWF to take action on doping

Any news on doping in Weightlifting is always controversially-entertaining for the world and heavy for the Weightlifting community. We discuss the current situation with Doping in Weightlifting in our recent podcast. If you want to get the Baghdad Bob reference, you need to listen to this episode! Let’s start with a quick background on the ongoing situation: We learned from a Whistleblower about the “state sponsored” doping … Continue reading Weightlifting is in Jeopardy at the Olympics The IOC warns the IWF to take action on doping

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Episode 30 – Joe Szymanek

This week on the OLIFT Podcast, we interview Joe Szymanek, founder of Joe’s Barbell and Co-host of the Doc and Jock Podcast. Joe and Anton talk Weightlifting, business, and everything in between. Highlights: 1:30 – How Joe got started in Weightlifting. 4:30 – Joe’s transition to CrossFit and then to Weightlifting. 6:00 – Joe’s first impression of CrossFit 9:00 – Focusing on Weightlifting 14:00 – Online Programming 17:15 … Continue reading Episode 30 – Joe Szymanek

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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

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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