Phil Andrews, the recently appointed CEO of USAW, joins us to chat about all manner of things weightlifting: his thoughts on the organization, what he wants to do for the sport, how he first became involved, how he’ll gauge his success, the recent doping positives, and much, much more. (Dr Boffa’s audio quality is a bit rough for the first few minutes, but it improves—we promise.) Enjoy!
In this episode we discuss the recent passing of Tommy Kono, one of the greatest weightlifters of all time. We also recap our experiences interviewing and hanging out with Pyrros Dimas in Arnaia, Greece, and briefly mention some highlights from the 2016 European Championships. Enjoy!
Join us as we talk with Debbie Millet, the meet director for the 2016 USAW National Championships and Olympic Trials in Salt Late City, Utah. She shares her history in the sport, experience running the 2014 USAW National Championships, and her plans to make this year’s Nationals/Olympic Trials the best ever. We also discuss the recent Junior Nationals, the upcoming Arnold Championships of the Universe, and the best ways to cheat gain a competitive edge by greasing your thighs. Enjoy!
After a short hiatus, The Two Doctors ring in the New Year with a new podcast, featuring special guest “Uncle” JP Nicoletta ofWeightlifting Mindset. We discuss the deluge of doping positives from the 2015 World Championships, the labyrinthine qualification procedures for USAW Olympic hopefuls, and how Jenny Arthur has already locked herself into a spot on the Rio women’s team (with many congratulations to her for doing so). BONUS: a mostly spoiler-free discussion of the most recent Star Warscommercial movie. Enjoy!
After our whirlwind week in Houston, we discuss some highlights from the 2015 IWF World Championships. In an effort to stick within a reasonable timeframe, we limit ourselves to an inaccurately named “Top 5” list that includes roughly a dozen items. Highlights include a discussion of the media setup, the warmup room, and our favorite lifts from the competition.
Om Yun Chol cleaning 175 kilosafter clean and jerking 171 kilos for the win and a new World Record
Join us for a preview of the 2015 IWF World Championships! We talk about the official start list, changes to USAW’s lineup, and make wild predictions for several weight classes. Plus: the long-awaited answer to the quiz question and announcement of the winner. Enjoy!
Caine Wilkes—one of only a few American lifters to snatch over 400 pounds and clean and jerk over 500 pounds—joins us to talk about his history, his career thus far, and his plans for the future. In just a few short weeks Caine will be representing the US at the 2015 World Championships in Houston, Texas. It will be his third appearance at the World Championships (after 2013 and 2014).
Sean Waxman of Waxman’s Gym joins us to talk about the current mess regarding USAW athlete selection for the 2015 World Championships in Houston. Other topics include Mr Waxman’s history in the sport, his advice for others looking to start weightlifting-only gyms, and the entries for the World Championships. Enjoy!
Yasha Kahn joins us to discuss his experiences traveling the US with some of the best Olympic weightlifters in the world (and some of the best from the Powerlifting world, as well). He’s helped run seminars with Dmitry Klokov, Vasiliy Polovnikov, Ilya Ilyin, and Tatiana Kashirina. More recently, he’s worked with all-around-strongman Misha Koklyaev and Boris Sheiko, who is arguably the greatest powerlifting coach of all time. We talk about our introductions to the sport of weightlifting, what it’s like to learn from the best in the sport, cultural differences, and the new 2016 National Qualifying totals for USAW.