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The USA Weightlifting Podcast

The USA Weightlifting Podcast

USA Weightlifting

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This is the official Podcast of USA Weightlifting. Spend some time with hosts and Olympians Cheryl Haworth and Chad Vaughn as they interview the athletes and coaches you want to hear and learn from, and review the competitions you want to know about. You will be able to draw inspiration and motivation from their collective personal stories and experiences, as well as always leave with at least a few immediately applicable tips from content that will range from training to technique to competition readiness and strategies. We here at USA Weightlifting are very excited to provide this to the weightlifting community and other interested parties, and we are thankful for the opportunity to further support the sport that we all love! We appreciate you listening and hope you enjoy!

Latest Episodes

Jared Fleming - "Looking For Domination"

This week on the USAW Podcast we are pleased to announce our guest, Jared Flemming. Jared is an elite weightlifter and coach. He holds national titles and records in every age category and is even well immersed in the CrossFit community. Jared began his coaching career at the young age of 20 all the while training and competing at a very high level. In this episode we discuss his mindset during training, as well as dissecting the popular and effective LSUS template program. This is a must-listen for all you young athletes and coaches out there!Topics:02:30 - First CrossFit seminar 07:30 - Being a coach vs. being an athlete14:15 - “Looking for domination”22:30 - Comparing yourself to others27:10 - Mindset & fear31:40 - Talking about the jerk40:00 - LSUS Template programLinks:RomWOD.com - Optimize Your Range Of Motion

65 MIN3 d ago
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Jared Fleming - "Looking For Domination"

The Quarterly Phil-in: In-Person vs Online Events

We’re back with another update show with the CEO of USA Weightlifting, and yours truly, Phil Andrews. In this episode we get to catch up with Phil on all the inner happenings at USAW including his new role in the IWF, updates on in-person and online courses and competitions, and finally some awaited information on the 2021 Olympics as well as qualification procedures and more. Topics:02:00 - New role at IWF10:30 - Online courses/ camps15:20 - Online competitions18:30 - Tips for online meets30:30 - Olympic qualifications34:00 - Competitions in late 202040:30 - Team USALinks:RomWOD.com - Optimize Your Range Of Motion

49 MIN1 w ago
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The Quarterly Phil-in: In-Person vs Online Events

The How and Why of the Muscle Snatch

This week on the USA Weightlifting podcasts we’ll be dissecting a popular assistance exercise known as the muscle snatch. More specifically we’ll be diving deep into why it’s so important, how to properly perform a muscle snatch, and where to place it in your program. Whether you’re a new or experienced weightlifter we’ve got some tips in store that will help you improve your snatch and overall sense for the barbell. Enjoy the show.Topics:02:50 - Defining a muscle snatch 04:35 - The importance of a muscle snatch 09:40 - Pulling VS. pushing under the bar15:20 - Mistakes with the muscle snatch29:00 - The flip-press 34:00 - Tips for performing the muscle snatch 39:00 - When you shouldn’t try a muscle snatch Links:RomWOD.com - Optimize Your Range Of Motion

52 MIN3 w ago
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The How and Why of the Muscle Snatch

Orange You Glad It's Not Grape? w/Jourdan Delacruz

Joining the USA Weightlifting Podcast we have one of our favorite American weightlifters, Jourdan Delacruz.Jourdan currently holds multiple records in the Youth, Junior, and Senior divisions and is a Hopeful for the 2021 Olympic Games. In this episode we get to catch up with Jourdan and talk about her favorite training exercises, how coaching can actually make you a better athlete, and what it means to visualize. There are a lot of nuggets in this episode for both coaches and athletes trying to improve their game, so be sure to leave us a review and share this episode with a friend!Topics:04:30 - Favorite lift 12:15 - Coaching & programming 22:00 - Common faults in lifters25:20 - Memorable competitions 29:00 - Gaining confidence Links:RomWOD.com - Optimize Your Range Of Motion

45 MINMAY 1
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Orange You Glad It's Not Grape? w/Jourdan Delacruz

Gymnastics and Weightlifting w/Dave Durante

Welcome back to another episode of the USA Weightlifting Podcast. This week’s guest may not be a weightlifter but he sure knows his fair share of lifts. Please welcome Dave Durante. Dave is an American artistic gymnast and co-owner of Power Monkey Fitness, and today he’s here to introduce the benefits of gymnastics for weightlifting. In this episode we’ll be diving into the world of gymnastics in an effort to understand how mastering one’s bodyweight can translate into a better overall athlete, especially for Olympic Weightlifting. The topics in this episode include; overhead mobility, the best gymnastic exercises for weightlifters, and how to get a stronger core.Topics:08:05 - Gymnastics as a foundation15:20 - Mobility 34:50 - Weightlifting for gymnastics 42:02 - Gymnastics for weightlifters47:05 - Identifying limitations in mobility 49:00 - Top 3 gymnastics exercises for weightlifters53:00 - Core exercises for weightliftersLinks:RomWOD.com - Optimize Your Range Of Motionhttps://www.youtube.com/user/PowerMonkeyFitness

67 MINAPR 24
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Gymnastics and Weightlifting w/Dave Durante

Caine "The Dragon" Wilkes

This week on the USA Weightlifting Podcast, we’re joined by American super heavyweight, Caine “The Dragon” Wilkes.Amidst the COVID-19 quarantine we got the chance to catch up with The Dragon himself to talk about his game plan for the postponed 2021 Summer Olympics. Believe it or not, before he was The Dragon, he was The Panda. In this episode Caine sheds some light on the origin of his nickname, pre-competition rituals, how he got into olympics lifting and his “Snatch 50 Everyday” program. If you enjoyed this episode please leave us a review and share us with a friend!Topics:05:00 - Origin of “The Dragon”10:50 - Pre-comp rituals12:30 - 2020 Postponement 23:40 - Starting OLY lifting28:05 - 2016 Olympics37:30 - Overcoming struggles 43:15 - CrossFit52:00 - Snatch 50 everydayLinks:@thedragonwilkes - InstagramRomWOD.com - Optimize Your Range of Motion

63 MINAPR 17
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Caine "The Dragon" Wilkes

Mental Health Through Quarantine w/Dr. Melissa Streno

Dr. Melissa Streno is a licensed Clinical Sport Psychologist, and certified Performance Consultant working with a myriad of athletes in the Denver area, including USAW athletes.This week, Dr. Streno joins The USAW Podcast to go over tips on maintaining good mental health during tough times, how to take things in stride, and tools to help improve your mindset.Having a sharp mind is not only a viable skill for athletes in all sports, but also a skill that can help improve your quality of life. Tune in for some lessons on mental toughness!Topics:03:04 - Working with USAW athletes11:00 - Upcoming challenges17:14 - Mental toughness21:00 - Tools to improve mindset23:30 - Resources for coaches/athletesLinks:RomWOD.com - Optimize Your Range Of Motionnami.org - National Alliance on Mental Illness

33 MINAPR 10
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Mental Health Through Quarantine w/Dr. Melissa Streno

Coaching Through COVID-19 w/Danny Camargo

We’re back for another episode of the USA Weightlifting Podcast with our good friend, Coach Danny Camargo. Like many of you out there, Danny is a gym owner doing the best he can for his business and his clients during these difficult times. In this episode, Danny gives us some insight on how to be adaptive as a coach and business owner, what you can do as an athlete or coach with minimal equipment, as well as reminding us about the importance of gratitude during these tough times amidst the Corona pandemic.Topics:03:00 - Positive takeaways from isolation13:00 - Being adaptive as a gym owner 28:30 - USAW response to COVID-19 38:00 - Training with limited equipment 53:45 - 2021 OlympicsLinks:RomWOD.com - Optimize Your Range Of Motion

67 MINAPR 2
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Coaching Through COVID-19 w/Danny Camargo

Weightlifting As Physical Education w/Kevin Doherty

This week on the USA Weightlifting podcast we’ll be diving into another listener topic - tips on how to establish a high school weightlifting program. Joining us this week, we have Coach Kevin Doherty. Coach Doherty has coached Olympic Weightlifting as a certified coach for 20 years at two different high schools. In today’s episode he’s here to give us his story on how he built his programs from the ground up, and offer recommendations on how others can run an effective weightlifting program for junior high and high school students. Additionally we get Coach Doherty’s insight on early specialization in young athletes, why they should be playing multiple sports, and examples of the most common technical issues he sees in young athletes. Topics:08:30 - Starting a weightlifting team13:10 - Starting a school program 29:00 - Weightlifting & track 41:00 - Biggest mistakes early on46:05 - PE Warm-up progression50:20 - Most common technical issuesLinks:www.RomWod.com

61 MINMAR 27
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Weightlifting As Physical Education w/Kevin Doherty

Coronavirus Relief Fund & Online Qualifiers w/Phil Andrews

Back again for another episode with the one and only, Phil Andrews. This week on the USA Weightlifting Podcast we’re catching up with Phil to talk about all the recent happenings due to the Coronavirus. We’ll be going over the most recent up-to-date news from within USAW headquarters concerning International competitions, online competitions, video submission guidelines and the latest on the COVID-19 relief funds. Topics:03:30 - USAW Relief Fund 10:22 - Online Competition20:44 - Video submissions 22:00 - At home workouts 28:30 - International competition update Links:RomWOD.com - Optimize Your Range of Motion

43 MINMAR 20
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Coronavirus Relief Fund & Online Qualifiers w/Phil Andrews

Latest Episodes

Jared Fleming - "Looking For Domination"

This week on the USAW Podcast we are pleased to announce our guest, Jared Flemming. Jared is an elite weightlifter and coach. He holds national titles and records in every age category and is even well immersed in the CrossFit community. Jared began his coaching career at the young age of 20 all the while training and competing at a very high level. In this episode we discuss his mindset during training, as well as dissecting the popular and effective LSUS template program. This is a must-listen for all you young athletes and coaches out there!Topics:02:30 - First CrossFit seminar 07:30 - Being a coach vs. being an athlete14:15 - “Looking for domination”22:30 - Comparing yourself to others27:10 - Mindset & fear31:40 - Talking about the jerk40:00 - LSUS Template programLinks:RomWOD.com - Optimize Your Range Of Motion

65 MIN3 d ago
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Jared Fleming - "Looking For Domination"

The Quarterly Phil-in: In-Person vs Online Events

We’re back with another update show with the CEO of USA Weightlifting, and yours truly, Phil Andrews. In this episode we get to catch up with Phil on all the inner happenings at USAW including his new role in the IWF, updates on in-person and online courses and competitions, and finally some awaited information on the 2021 Olympics as well as qualification procedures and more. Topics:02:00 - New role at IWF10:30 - Online courses/ camps15:20 - Online competitions18:30 - Tips for online meets30:30 - Olympic qualifications34:00 - Competitions in late 202040:30 - Team USALinks:RomWOD.com - Optimize Your Range Of Motion

49 MIN1 w ago
Comments
The Quarterly Phil-in: In-Person vs Online Events

The How and Why of the Muscle Snatch

This week on the USA Weightlifting podcasts we’ll be dissecting a popular assistance exercise known as the muscle snatch. More specifically we’ll be diving deep into why it’s so important, how to properly perform a muscle snatch, and where to place it in your program. Whether you’re a new or experienced weightlifter we’ve got some tips in store that will help you improve your snatch and overall sense for the barbell. Enjoy the show.Topics:02:50 - Defining a muscle snatch 04:35 - The importance of a muscle snatch 09:40 - Pulling VS. pushing under the bar15:20 - Mistakes with the muscle snatch29:00 - The flip-press 34:00 - Tips for performing the muscle snatch 39:00 - When you shouldn’t try a muscle snatch Links:RomWOD.com - Optimize Your Range Of Motion

52 MIN3 w ago
Comments
The How and Why of the Muscle Snatch

Orange You Glad It's Not Grape? w/Jourdan Delacruz

Joining the USA Weightlifting Podcast we have one of our favorite American weightlifters, Jourdan Delacruz.Jourdan currently holds multiple records in the Youth, Junior, and Senior divisions and is a Hopeful for the 2021 Olympic Games. In this episode we get to catch up with Jourdan and talk about her favorite training exercises, how coaching can actually make you a better athlete, and what it means to visualize. There are a lot of nuggets in this episode for both coaches and athletes trying to improve their game, so be sure to leave us a review and share this episode with a friend!Topics:04:30 - Favorite lift 12:15 - Coaching & programming 22:00 - Common faults in lifters25:20 - Memorable competitions 29:00 - Gaining confidence Links:RomWOD.com - Optimize Your Range Of Motion

45 MINMAY 1
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Orange You Glad It's Not Grape? w/Jourdan Delacruz

Gymnastics and Weightlifting w/Dave Durante

Welcome back to another episode of the USA Weightlifting Podcast. This week’s guest may not be a weightlifter but he sure knows his fair share of lifts. Please welcome Dave Durante. Dave is an American artistic gymnast and co-owner of Power Monkey Fitness, and today he’s here to introduce the benefits of gymnastics for weightlifting. In this episode we’ll be diving into the world of gymnastics in an effort to understand how mastering one’s bodyweight can translate into a better overall athlete, especially for Olympic Weightlifting. The topics in this episode include; overhead mobility, the best gymnastic exercises for weightlifters, and how to get a stronger core.Topics:08:05 - Gymnastics as a foundation15:20 - Mobility 34:50 - Weightlifting for gymnastics 42:02 - Gymnastics for weightlifters47:05 - Identifying limitations in mobility 49:00 - Top 3 gymnastics exercises for weightlifters53:00 - Core exercises for weightliftersLinks:RomWOD.com - Optimize Your Range Of Motionhttps://www.youtube.com/user/PowerMonkeyFitness

67 MINAPR 24
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Gymnastics and Weightlifting w/Dave Durante

Caine "The Dragon" Wilkes

This week on the USA Weightlifting Podcast, we’re joined by American super heavyweight, Caine “The Dragon” Wilkes.Amidst the COVID-19 quarantine we got the chance to catch up with The Dragon himself to talk about his game plan for the postponed 2021 Summer Olympics. Believe it or not, before he was The Dragon, he was The Panda. In this episode Caine sheds some light on the origin of his nickname, pre-competition rituals, how he got into olympics lifting and his “Snatch 50 Everyday” program. If you enjoyed this episode please leave us a review and share us with a friend!Topics:05:00 - Origin of “The Dragon”10:50 - Pre-comp rituals12:30 - 2020 Postponement 23:40 - Starting OLY lifting28:05 - 2016 Olympics37:30 - Overcoming struggles 43:15 - CrossFit52:00 - Snatch 50 everydayLinks:@thedragonwilkes - InstagramRomWOD.com - Optimize Your Range of Motion

63 MINAPR 17
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Caine "The Dragon" Wilkes

Mental Health Through Quarantine w/Dr. Melissa Streno

Dr. Melissa Streno is a licensed Clinical Sport Psychologist, and certified Performance Consultant working with a myriad of athletes in the Denver area, including USAW athletes.This week, Dr. Streno joins The USAW Podcast to go over tips on maintaining good mental health during tough times, how to take things in stride, and tools to help improve your mindset.Having a sharp mind is not only a viable skill for athletes in all sports, but also a skill that can help improve your quality of life. Tune in for some lessons on mental toughness!Topics:03:04 - Working with USAW athletes11:00 - Upcoming challenges17:14 - Mental toughness21:00 - Tools to improve mindset23:30 - Resources for coaches/athletesLinks:RomWOD.com - Optimize Your Range Of Motionnami.org - National Alliance on Mental Illness

33 MINAPR 10
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Mental Health Through Quarantine w/Dr. Melissa Streno

Coaching Through COVID-19 w/Danny Camargo

We’re back for another episode of the USA Weightlifting Podcast with our good friend, Coach Danny Camargo. Like many of you out there, Danny is a gym owner doing the best he can for his business and his clients during these difficult times. In this episode, Danny gives us some insight on how to be adaptive as a coach and business owner, what you can do as an athlete or coach with minimal equipment, as well as reminding us about the importance of gratitude during these tough times amidst the Corona pandemic.Topics:03:00 - Positive takeaways from isolation13:00 - Being adaptive as a gym owner 28:30 - USAW response to COVID-19 38:00 - Training with limited equipment 53:45 - 2021 OlympicsLinks:RomWOD.com - Optimize Your Range Of Motion

67 MINAPR 2
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Coaching Through COVID-19 w/Danny Camargo

Weightlifting As Physical Education w/Kevin Doherty

This week on the USA Weightlifting podcast we’ll be diving into another listener topic - tips on how to establish a high school weightlifting program. Joining us this week, we have Coach Kevin Doherty. Coach Doherty has coached Olympic Weightlifting as a certified coach for 20 years at two different high schools. In today’s episode he’s here to give us his story on how he built his programs from the ground up, and offer recommendations on how others can run an effective weightlifting program for junior high and high school students. Additionally we get Coach Doherty’s insight on early specialization in young athletes, why they should be playing multiple sports, and examples of the most common technical issues he sees in young athletes. Topics:08:30 - Starting a weightlifting team13:10 - Starting a school program 29:00 - Weightlifting & track 41:00 - Biggest mistakes early on46:05 - PE Warm-up progression50:20 - Most common technical issuesLinks:www.RomWod.com

61 MINMAR 27
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Weightlifting As Physical Education w/Kevin Doherty

Coronavirus Relief Fund & Online Qualifiers w/Phil Andrews

Back again for another episode with the one and only, Phil Andrews. This week on the USA Weightlifting Podcast we’re catching up with Phil to talk about all the recent happenings due to the Coronavirus. We’ll be going over the most recent up-to-date news from within USAW headquarters concerning International competitions, online competitions, video submission guidelines and the latest on the COVID-19 relief funds. Topics:03:30 - USAW Relief Fund 10:22 - Online Competition20:44 - Video submissions 22:00 - At home workouts 28:30 - International competition update Links:RomWOD.com - Optimize Your Range of Motion

43 MINMAR 20
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Coronavirus Relief Fund & Online Qualifiers w/Phil Andrews
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