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The USA Weightlifting Podcast

  • Weightlifting Mishaps and Adaptabilty

    12 JUN. 2024 · In this recording we are giving some examples of scenarios that may unexpectedly pop up in competition that athletes and coaches will need to adapt to and overcome to have a chance at getting the most out of the day. Tune in to hear our recommendations and a few stories from some of our own experiences. Enjoy the show!
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  • Warming Up with Complexes

    23 MAY. 2024 · This week we are talking about complexes, which are combinations of different variations of a snatch, a clean, or a jerk. Tune in to hear why you might use them in your training, and how you can implement them into your warm ups with purpose. Enjoy the show! Snatch Specifc Warm Up Complex (empty bar) 2 Rounds -Round 1 to be done barefoot 1 round = 5 reps each of: -Snatch Grip Romanian Deadlift(pause briefly above knee) -Muscle Snatch Strict (standing) -Power snatch from above knee -Overhead squat -Snatch grip sots press (or press behind neck from standing) Snatch Warm Up Complex (weighed, building to working sets) -Snatch w/Pause Above Knee + Overhead Squat + Snatch NOTE: Perform this complex as your first 3-5 warm up sets; pause in bottom of each overhead squat for 5-10 seconds.
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  • Training Partner or No

    9 MAY. 2024 · In this episode we are considering the benefits of having a training partner or training with a group, as well as some benefits to training completely alone. Tune in to hear about our experiences in both settings, and our recommendations on the topic. Enjoy the show!
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  • Observing the Olympic Lifts

    28 ABR. 2024 · In today’s recording we talk about how it is easy, especially for a newcomer, to look at a lift and just see general speed or strength, or a made or missed attempt. But, if someone is trying to learn and best understand the Olympic lifts, where should or can they direct their eye when observing a snatch, clean, or a jerk? What should they notice? What is most important? Tune in to hear our suggestions on the topic. Enjoy the show!
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  • Qualifying For The Olympics

    15 ABR. 2024 · In this episode we’re excited to announce that the 2024 Olympic Team has been named! Along with stating exactly who you can expect to see on this premier stage, we tell a few stories about our own journeys of chasing the Olympic Dream, and how the processes have changed. Enjoy the show!
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  • It's Supposed To Feel Heavy

    9 ABR. 2024 · In today’s recording we are considering how difficult weightlifting is in general on an individual basis. Is it harder for some athletes than others when it comes to technique, training, and ultimately lifting heavy? Do some athletes have to do something extra special to lift heavy and then recover from those efforts whereas for others its just all easy? On this topic we want to provide our perspectives to hopefully limit any negative comparing that could hinder your mindset and limit your progress. Enjoy the show!
    Escuchado 34m 58s
  • How Do YOU "Stack" Up?

    18 MAR. 2024 · In this episode we are talking about the imperativeness of being able to stack your body and the bar in your key support positions. If this straight line is not seen in your lifting, it is important to understand whether it is a lack of awareness or knowledge, something missing in your technique, or limited mobility. Tune in to hear our definition of what a good stacked position is, and how to create it and hone it. Enjoy the show!
    Escuchado 35m 57s
  • Jumping Forward within the Olympic Lifts

    10 MAR. 2024 · Today we are explaining why we feel that if you are jumping forward ANY AMOUNT when you receive your snatches or cleans, you are not moving as efficiently as you could be. Be sure to check where your feet are landing in relation to where they are starting to know if you are in need of some attention in this area, and tune in to to understand the potential root causes of jumping forward and some suggestions on how to stay more centered. Enjoy the show!
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  • Slow Down to Speed Up

    22 FEB. 2024 · In this episode we are trying to inspire you to check your speed. Are you taking your time enough in the set up? Are you initiating the movement at a rate that you can maintain tension, position, and overall quality throughout the remainder of the lift? Tune in to hear our suggestions on how, where, and why to potentially SLOW yourself down! Enjoy the show!
    Escuchado 26m 49s
  • Keeping Youth in the Game

    15 FEB. 2024 · In this episode we are discussing the involvement of school-aged kids in our sport, how one could partake in that type of recruitment, and how to inspire them and set them up to continue lifting. Tune in to hear our perspectives and recommendations on the topic. Enjoy the show!
    Escuchado 46m 19s

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...

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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!
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