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.
Join us for episode 5! Topics include the US Team members for the 2015 World Weightlifting Championships in Houston, Texas, the American lifters with the most classic technique, and which weightlifters we’d like to be reincarnated as.