Episode 14 – Recap of our time with Pyrros Dimas and remembering the legend Tommy Kono

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!

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Episode 13! With Debbie Millet, 2016 Nationals/Trials Meet Director

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!

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EPISODE 12! With special guest Uncle JP of Weightlifting Mindset

After a short hiatus, The Two Doctors ring in the New Year with a new podcast, featuring special guest “Uncle” JP Nicoletta of Weightlifting 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 Wars commercial movie. Enjoy!

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Episode 11! 2015 IWF World Championships RECAP

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.

Show notes:

  • Om Yun Chol cleaning 175 kilos after clean and jerking 171 kilos for the win and a new World Record
  • Wu Jingbiao snatching 139 for a new World Record
  • Alex Lee snatching a new American Record
  • Elkhan Aligulizada breaking Tanir Sagir’s junior clean and jerk record with 203 kilos
  • Artem Okulov holding on to his 215 clean and jerk for the gold
  • Jenny Arthur’s lifts, including her American Record 138 clean and jerk
  • Rim Jong Sim snatching 125 and then clean and jerking 155 despite being injured
  • Aleksey Lovchev’s huge 264 clean and jerk for a new World Record

 

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Episode 10! 2015 IWF World Championships preview

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!

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Episode 9! With special guest Caine Wilkes

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).

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Episode 8! With special guest Sean Waxman

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!

Show notes:

  • Waxman’s letter to USAW regarding his athlete Caitlin Hogan
  • USAW BOD meeting minutes (the meeting in question is 10-18-15)
  • IWF announcement of final entries for Houston WWC (with link to PDF of entries)
  • All Things Gym page dedicated to the 2015 WWC (includes Russian team announcement)
  • Liao Hui telling the camera “It was too heavy, Xiao Jun,” after attempting a 211-kilo clean and jerk at the 2015 Grand Prix in China

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Episode 7! With special guest Yasha Kahn

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.

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The Two Doctors podcast – Episode 6!

After a (slight) delay, Episode Six! Join us as we discuss the hookgrip Spartakiad, a visit to the hookgrip warehouse, the European Junior/U23 Championships, the new Adidas shoe, our longing for classic Adidas shoes, and more. Also: our (non) answer to the trivia question. Enjoy!

 

 

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Associated content (i.e., some stuff we talk about in the podcast, in case you want to watch as you follow along):

  • An image of the new (forthcoming) Adidas shoes we discuss can be seen here (warning: you may want to be sitting down, hugging a classic Adidas shoe, before seeing this image; it cannot be unseen).
  • Recordings of the hookgrip Spartakiad: Day 1 and Day 2.
  • The snatch progression video of Mattie Rogers is here.
  • The 190-kilo power clean and jerk by Dadas Dadashbeyli is here.
  • The fantastic jerk by Latvia’s Rebeka Koha is here.