While on a trip to New Jersey I stopped down in the southern part of the state to visit Nat Arem at the hookgrip palace. We recorded a nearly three-hour podcast episode while enjoying some fine NJ-diner dining; topics included the upcoming Junior Worlds, the 2020 Qualification system, defining a “great” weightlifter, the HBO show “Chernobyl,” and much more. Enjoy!
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Another post-competition update from Memphis, Tennessee. After 28-ish minutes of rambling conversations—including a discussion of my hotel check-in issues—we eventually get to talking about weightlifting, including Hunter Elam’s performance in the 59s, Travis Cooper in the 81s, some other highlights from the day, our expectations for the final day of the competition, and our efforts at teasing out the logic of the Olympic Qualification procedure for Tokyo 2020. Enjoy!
Checking in from Memphis, Tennessee, at the 2019 USAW National Championships. Our truly rambling discussion covers a little bit of weightlifting, memories from Rio 2016, credit card points, airplanes, and more. Also includes a quick bonus visit from Cara Heads Slaughter. Enjoy!
Weightlifting and Chinese banking experts Nat and Gregor check in with more shenanigans from the Asian Championships in Ningbo, China. After a discussion of a police visit to the hotel room the weightlifting content starts at about minute 30. Enjoy!
Weightlifting talk starts at 30 minutes
Before that we talk about having police visit us in our hotel room
what were exciting sessions so far
women’s 76kg session with Zhang Wangli and Rim Jong Sim
The second update from Ningbo, China, and the 2019 Asian Championships. Topics covered include a recap of the previous day’s sessions, the upcoming sessions (M81 and W59), Chinese Olympic qualification potential, what a sport is (and isn’t), and how to fix the CrossFit Games. Enjoy!
Nat (Hookgrip guy) and Gregor (ATG guy) report on what’s happening at the Asian Championships in Ningbo, China. Check out a great discussion of what the media situation is like in China and (just as important) what the food situation is. Enjoy!
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