In this episode we have TWO special guests from the IWF Executive Board: Sam Coffa and Moira Lassen. They share their thoughts and insights on a range of topics: new and upcoming rule changes in the IWF, reactions to the 2008 and 2012 retests, the use of video replay in judging, the addition of a new women’s weight class, and much, much more. Enjoy!
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!
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!
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.
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!
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.
The Two Doctors return for Episode 3! Now with 100% more weightlifting talk! Topics include the IWF Grand Prix in China, 193-kilo power cleans, the hookgrip Spartakiad, World Team speculations, a couple movie recs, and much, much more. Enjoy! Also available on iTunes.