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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 compet ...
 
Chad Vaughn talks all things weightlifting and inspiration. He will be interviewing a variety of fitness professionals as well as a select group of individuals that have overcome in big ways and inspire us with their lives. This podcast has the main goal of contributing to improving your journey in the sport of weightlifting AND in life. There will be stories to be told, knowledge to be absorbed, and motivation to keep pushing you forward.
 
“I have told you these things, so that in me you may have peace. In this world you will have trouble. But take heart! I have overcome the world.” John 16:33 NIV These inspirational stories show us there is great power in misfortune! In fighting to overcome, these individuals have overcompensated to become SUPER versions of themselves, and their fatefully focused work is HEROIC! “There are heroes among us. Not to make us feel smaller, but to remind us of what makes us great.” Lois Lane What i ...
 
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Today we are back with our THIRD episode in the ongoing series of pet peeves in weightlifting. We obtained this specific annoyance from an Instagram poll where there was a common complaint for ego lifting. Ego lifting includes loading too much on the bar too soon and not taking the time to first progress in technique, constantly missing reps or for…
 
Today as we’re talking to Phil Andrews for the last time as our CEO. As many of you may already know, Phil will be stepping away and moving on to other ventures. Please join us in saying thank you and good-bye to this individual that has made such a positive impact in so many ways within USA Weightlifting and the Sport of Weightlifting in general t…
 
In episode 126, Nam Thomas (elite powerlifter and bodybuilder) joins the show to talk all things training! 90 Day Squat Routine: https://marketplace.trainheroic.com/workout-plan/program/thomas-program-1641592726 Order MY NEW BOOK: https://www.amazon.com/Rebuilding-Milo-Foundation-Enhancing-Performance/dp/1628604220/ Support the show on https://www.…
 
We have yet another Quick Tip for you today, this time for the clean. Whereas with our last quick tip on the snatch we talked about confirming the beginning of the lift; the start position, today for the clean we’re talking about ensuring that you’re getting to the end of the lift from extension most efficiently and effectively; and this is zoning …
 
We have another Quick Tip for you today, and with it we are aiming to bring your extreme attention to the start position, as well as the first inch of the lift off of the ground. It is common to see athletes with their hips set too high in the start position, and/or for them to lose the best characteristics as the initiate. Tune in to learn what yo…
 
This week on the USA Weightlifting Podcast we are joined by USAW’s very own Pedro Meloni and JP Nicoletta to recap the recent 2022 NAO Series 1 and the 2022 National University Championship. There were an unprecedented amount of broken records during this competition, including being declared the largest strength competition ever. Tune in for more …
 
This week on the USA Weightlifting Podcast we’re joined by Sr. Director of Sports Performance, Mike Gattone, and National Teams Director, Lorene Halford, for our quarterly high performance update. In today’s episode both Mike and Lorene are here to talk about some strategies for USAW’s top athletes, potential challenges after 2024, and the hopeful …
 
In episode 125 you'll hear the story and evaluation of a recent patient who had been dealing with shoulder pain for 4 years during the bench press. Show Sponsor: Bearfoot Athletics. Head to https://www.bearfootathletics.com/ and use the code "SquatU" for 10% off their products! Order MY NEW BOOK: https://www.amazon.com/Rebuilding-Milo-Foundation-En…
 
In honor of Oscar Chaplin III we are rereleasing this episode that we did with him almost 4 years ago now. The 2-Time Olympian passed away recently on Saturday, February 5th at the age of 41. The family lost a cherished brother and son. Many of us lost a teammate and a friend. We at USA Weightlifting and the community lost a superstar, an idol, and…
 
Avery Owens is a multiple time international medallist for Team USA and is heading into her final year as a junior. In today’s episode she shares some of her most recent successes as well as some common stereotypes and misconceptions about weightlifters. If you enjoyed this episode please leave us a review and share it with a friend!…
 
In episode 124 9 year old powerlifter Jordan Mica & his father Jason Mica join the podcast to discuss youth lifting as well as their "golden rules" and methods to ensure safety! Show Sponsor: Bearfoot Athletics. Head to https://www.bearfootathletics.com/ and use the code "SquatU" for 10% off their products! Order MY NEW BOOK: https://www.amazon.com…
 
In episode 123, 2x Olympian Chad Vaughn stops by to talk about the recent announcement by the IOC and wrist positioning when lifting overhead! 'Back To Basics' Programming: https://marketplace.trainheroic.com/workout-plan/program/vaughn-program-1626381817?attrib=547878-aff-squatu Show Sponsor: Bearfoot Athletics. Head to https://www.bearfootathleti…
 
This week on the USA Weightlifting Podcast we’re joined by the Director of Events and Sponsorships, Pedro Meloni and the Director of Coaching Education, JP Nicoletta. In Today’s episode we’re going through a full recap of the North American Open Finals in Denver, Colorado as well as the highlights and controversies of the event. Tune in for more de…
 
Max Newlon is the CEO and President of FocusCalm, an EEG headband and app designed to help you reduce stress, control your mindset, and improve your overall performance. In this episode Max talks about brain training, the power of neurofeedback, as well as tips on how you can learn to remain calm in high stress situations. If you enjoyed this episo…
 
This week on the USA Weightlifting Podcast we’re shifting our awareness to your breathing. In today’s episode we’re sharing some quick and easily applied breathing techniques that are sure to improve your jerk. If you enjoyed this episode please share it with a friend and leave us a review! Sponsors: www.RomWOD.com - Optimize Your Performance…
 
Pedro Meloni is the USAW Director of Events and Sponsorships. In today’s episode we’ll be discussing the upcoming North American Open Series Finals in Colorado, as well as what to expect for athletes, coaches, and spectators. If you enjoyed this episode, please be sure to leave us a review and share it with a friend! Sponsors: www.RomWOD.com - Opti…
 
In episode 122, we have a "Quick Tip" on all things orthotics. What they are and if you should wear them for foot pain or to fix flat feet! Show Sponsor: Bearfoot Athletics. Head to https://www.bearfootathletics.com/ and use the code "SquatU" for 10% off their products! Order MY NEW BOOK: https://www.amazon.com/Rebuilding-Milo-Foundation-Enhancing-…
 
Coach Danny Camargo is joining the USA Weightlifting Podcast this week to discuss both good and bad training cycles and how they can affect your competition results. Tune in to learn some of our tips and tricks to ensure you’re performing to the best of your ability in competition and how to manage training cycles. If you enjoyed this episode pleas…
 
We have another Quick Tip for you today that you can easily apply to your training. We want you to HOLD in your standing with weight overhead completion positions of your snatch and jerk on the last and heaviest 3-5 sets for 10-20 seconds on at least some of your workouts. This can also be done with your cleans, squats, presses, deadlifts, and so o…
 
Steve Galvan is a USAW Level 2 national coach and lead instructor as well as the recent 2021 Youth World Championships team lead in Saudi Arabia. In today’s episode Steve shares some of his experiences of traveling the world as an IWF photographer as well as defining the roles and responsibilities for team leaders. Our goal is to bring awareness to…
 
In episode 121, Martins Licis (the 2019 World's Strongest Man) and Dr. Stuart McGill (the world's foremost authority on back mechanics) join for an amazing conversation on all things atlas stone lifting. We touch on technique, whether or not the amount of flexion shown is safe for the back and much more! Show Sponsor: Bearfoot Athletics. Head to ht…
 
Sally Van de Water is one of the most frequently heard MC’s in Olympic Weightlifting. In today’s episode Sally gives us a run down of all the different positions required to run a successful weightlifting competition. Tune in to learn more about how you can volunteer at any capacity for future competitions. Sponsors: www.RomWOD.com - Optimize Your …
 
Today is about a quick and simple tip that you can easily apply to your training and within whatever program you are currently on. By pausing at a position in your pull that is most meaningful to you on some of your snatch and clean warm up sets, you can increase awareness, comfort, and strength of the position and improve your movement and potenti…
 
This week on the USA Weightlifting Podcast we’re talking about programming. More specifically we’re diving into the best way to add supplementary work into your program without throwing everything off balance. Please leave us a review and don't forget to share us with a friend! What you’ll learn: Adding more to your program vs adding too much Suppl…
 
We’re excited to host Harrison Maurus for his third appearance on the USA Weightlifting Podcast. In today’s episode Harrison talks us through his 5 of 6, fourth place finish at the Tokyo Olympics where he broke his American record. We also dive into his preparation for the competition as well as what he plans to do now that he is out of training. E…
 
In episode 120, Dr. Aaron Horschig discusses 3 parts of shoes you need to learn about in order to make the best possible footwear choice for your body (toe box, toe spring, and the amount of heel lift). Show Sponsor: Bearfoot Athletics. Head to https://www.bearfootathletics.com/ and use the code "SquatU" for 10% off their products! Show Sponsor: Am…
 
We’re back with round two of our weightroom pet peeves. This week we’re talking about deadlifts. We’ve noticed a lot of athletes tend to perform “deadlifts” incorrectly or without purpose inside of their Olympic lifting workouts. This episode is dedicated to understanding what is being asked of you when any form of “deadlift” is written in your pro…
 
In episode 119, 2x Olympian Chad Vaughn stops by to discuss a novel way to fix squat technique issues - contraption squats! The full YouTube video that demonstrates these can be found here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0D5Onjy9UAs&t=9s Show Sponsor: Bearfoot Athletics. Head to https://www.bearfootathletics.com/ and use the code "SquatU" for 10% …
 
This week on the USA Weightlifting Podcast we’re joined by father and son duo, Hampton and Tripp Morris. Hampton is a superstar youth athlete weightlifter holding multiple records in both the youth and senior category. In today’s episode both Tripp and Hampton share their experience as father and son versus the athlete and coach relationship includ…
 
In today’s episode of the USA Weightlifting Podcast we are taking some time to self-reflect and discuss what we can do better as coaches and individuals. A big part in growing is acknowledging what areas you are strong and what areas need improvement. We hope this episode motivates you to take a deeper look within yourself and helps guide you into …
 
This week on the USA Weightlifting Podcast we welcome back Sarah Robles for her second appearance on the show. In this episode we discuss Sarah’s recent Bronze Medal performance in Tokyo and all the tools and tricks she needed to make it happen. We hope this episode acts as inspiration in overcoming your obstacles and pushes you closer towards your…
 
In episode 118, Dr. Ray McClanahan (inventor of Correct Toes) stops by to talk about the most common cause of foot pain - plantar fasciitis! Today you'll learn the why behind the pain and how to properly fix it! Prior Dr. McClanahan podcast "Why Your Shoes Suck": https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/squat-university/id1352018677?i=1000471817561 'B…
 
This week on the USA Weightlifting Podcast we’re kicking off with a new series! In today’s episode we’re going to be going over a few weightlifting pet peeves in the weightroom. We invite you to send in some submissions and let us know a few of your pet peeves that we can talk about on the show! Sponsors: www.RomWOD.com - Optimize Your Performance…
 
Welcome back to another episode of the USA Weightlifting Podcast. In today’s episode Cheryl is back after her two week experience as an NBC Analyst for the Tokyo Olympics. In this episode Cheryl shares some of her most favorite moments of the competition, as well as a review on USA’s performance. Tune in for more on the competition! Sponsors: www.R…
 
In episode 117, 2x Olympian Chad Vaughn stops by to talk about a novel way to improve mobility and technique in your lifting called the exaggeration method. Blogs to read: 1) https://vaughnweightlifting.com/2021/07/28/the-exaggeration-method-the-case-for-contraption-squats/ 2) https://vaughnweightlifting.com/2021/07/29/the-exaggeration-method-contr…
 
A repost of a conversation we had 2 years ago with NOW Olympic Silver Medalist, Kate Nye! Tune in to hear her talk about her goal of making the Olympic team, her belief that she could achieve this lofty goal, and all the little and big things she was doing to assists in the process. Through this conversation you’ll surely see WHY she is now an Olym…
 
In today’s discussion, we’re talking about one of the most common feelings during competition, nerves. Nerves during competition are not only normal, but they can also be beneficial in your performance. In today’s episode we’ll be giving some tips on how to manage your nerves, embrace them, and how to use them to your advantage during your next mee…
 
In episode 116, Dr. Michael Hartle stops by. We talk about his background in powerlifting, his approach to training and rehab from injuries and lessons he has learned along the way from people he has worked with like Pavell. Show Sponsor: Bearfoot Athletics. Head to https://www.bearfootathletics.com/ and use the code "SquatU" for 10% off their prod…
 
We’re back with another special episode dedicated to the upcoming Olympic Games. In today’s episode we’re touching on some fun historical statistics as well as confirming the upcoming weight classes and competition schedule for team USA. We’ll also be going into some of our medal projections for team USA as well. Be sure to tune in to NBC to suppor…
 
Michelle Dusserre Farrel is an Olympic Silver Medalist in gymnastics. Michelle now works with the new United States Olympic and Paralympic Museum in Colorado Springs. The goal of the museum is to highlight and celebrate the history of Olympic and Paralympic competitors and achievements. The museum's vision is to ignite, inspire, and reinforce Olymp…
 
This week on the USA Weightlifting podcast we’re talking about one of the common causes of a red light during competition - the press out. In this episode we’re highlighting the root cause of a faulty lock-out, what you may be lacking, and how to fix it! Links: Overhead Mobility Dril: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vwi4N6TJ5Z4 Behind Neck Press & …
 
Today, we’re stepping outside of the weightlifting community and speaking to Lindsay Shoop, Olympic Gold Medalist in Rowing. Lindsay’s inspiring story on how she became an athlete and her path to the Olympics is one we can all learn something from. In this episode we talk about sharing what you love, cultivating confidence, and the power of mindset…
 
In episode 115, Joan MacDonald stops by the show. Joan didn’t start her fitness journey until age 70 and 5 years later she is absolutely killing it. With some help from her daughter and son in law she started sharing her journey on social media and now boasts 1.3 million followers on Instagram. Today you'll learn about her story and why it's so imp…
 
Kristi Brewer is a 3-Time Masters World Champion and Masters World Record Holder. What’s even more astonishing is that she joined weightlifting only 5 years ago. In this episode we’re talking about her journey as a competitive weightlifter and what has helped lead her to these accomplishments. Sponsors: www.RomWOD.com - Optimize Your Performance…
 
Matt Bruce is a National Champion and seven-time World team member. In today’s episode Matt shares how he turned his passion for weightlifting into a successful career as a high school strength & conditioning coach. He also shares his stories of Coach Gayle Hatch and how his influence has shaped his life today. What you’ll learn: The Hatch system O…
 
In episode 114, Ed Coan & Dr. Stuart McGill sit down for a conversation on all things back mechanics when lifting. Dr. McGill is THE foremost authority on back mechanics in the world. His entire career has centered around studying the spine, how it becomes injured and ways we can successfully rehab and get back to a high level of performance. He is…
 
This week on the USA Weightlifting Podcast, Cheryl takes over the mic as she leads the discussion on what it means to be a coach vs. a teacher. In this episode we’re going over some movement trends of the last decade including what's changed for the better or the worse. This episode is a testament to following your passion and the unlimited doors i…
 
In episode 113, Dr. Aaron Horschig sits down with a legend in the powerlifting world, Marty Gallagher. We discuss some of the finer points of technique and his unique approach to a minimalism routine for training. Show Sponsor: Bearfoot Athletics. Head to https://www.bearfootathletics.com/ and use the code "SquatU" for 10% off their products! Show …
 
This week on the USA Weightlifting Podcast we’re sending a big congratulations to the recently named 2020 Olympic team. This episode is dedicated to the highly anticipated Olympic Games hosted in Tokyo this August. We’ll be going over what things will look like for the athletes and some details about the event. Sponsors: www.RomWOD.com - Optimize Y…
 
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