In this episode, JP and I discuss Online Coaching and Programming.
This is a hot-button topic and we have only begun to scratch the surface. Below are show notes that give you an idea of what we specifically talked about and stay tuned because I'm sure we will return with more episodes on this topic.
03:20 - Pan AmTeam Leader position
05:20 - From elite athlete to Team Leader
06:40 - The responsibilities of a team leader
10:45 - USA Weightlifting Coaching Committee
11:15 - FirstCoaching Committee meeting for in Anaheim, CA
12:15 - Cara's Coaching Academy
16:35 - Cara's inspiration and experience
18:50 - Bridge Athletes
22:00 - New Generation Gap
24:15 - Remote coaching
28:20 - CH Fitness and Performance
29:25 - Competition Mindset
37:40 - How to contact Cara Heads-Slaughter
In this episode we discuss the a recent rule that changes the way we determine placement in competition. Lifters are no longer allowed to win based on bodyweight, and because in Weightlifting there are no ties, how do we determine who wins if two (or more) lifters end the competition with the same totals?
The short answer is whoever lifted it first.
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Olympic weightlifting goes to Grand Rapids, Michigan for the American Open Series III on September 8-10, 2017.
JP and Anton focus specifically on The 2017 World Team Qualifier. Several of top-athletes will battle it out for the 8 spots (+2 alternates) on the Women’s team and the 8 spots (+2 alternates) for men.
The American Open Series III will be held simultaneously at the DeVos Place with the neighboring Amway Grand Hotel serving as the competition hotel.
Anton and JP discuss a hot topic, at the moment, of lifting on a National stage. The BIG QUESTION we debate over is, "Are you a national level lifter if you qualify for the American Open?"
JP and Anton discuss the new Lift Clean program and the American Open series 2 briefly, and deep dive on a discussion on the 2017 Pan American Championships.
This year, the competition will be in Miami, FL USA. As we mention on the show, USA Weightlifting is making Weightlifting a destination sport.
Some big name lifters, like Morghan King and Donovan Ford, won't be in action at the Pan Ams because they will compete at AO Series 2. We believe this is an advantageous strategy because they will be able to lift after knowing the numbers they need to achieve a higher ranking than their counterparts.
Olympian Sarah Robles will be in action and she will fight for gold. She is a top medal prospect as well as almost every TeamUSA female athlete. Some of these lifters include Allyssa Ritchy, Jessica Lucero, Cortney Batchelor, Mary Peck, Mattie Rogers, and Ali Ludwig.
The men's team is stacked with medal prospects as well. From the 85kg weight category to the 105+, Team USA can bring home hardware. Be on the look out for James Tatum, Colin Burns, D'Angelo Osorio and Caine wills to name a few.
Stay tuned for great lifting and make sure to watch the competition live on USAWeightlifting's website.
JP interviews Don Ricci, head coach, and owner of Delta Weightlifting. Don shares his apprenticeship under Sean Waxman (Waxman's Gym), the philosophies and mantras of his gym, and he talks about his planned vision for Weightlifting success. Fun fact, Don is one of the only coaches to use a written business plan to guide the operation and desired outcome of his business.
Anton and JP discuss the most recent news about doping in Weightlifting.
JP interviews Suzy Sanchez to discuss her new role at USA Weightlifting.
Anton and JP discuss the past, the present, and future of making money in Weightlifting.
We bring on Travis Cooper, 3-time National Champion, Pan Am Medalist, and World Team member, to help us discuss the 2017 USA Weightlifting National Championships.
We discuss each weight class for the men, women, and we predict what teams are set to win.
This week on the OLIFT Podcast, we interview Joe Szymanek, founder of Joe's Barbell and Co-host of the Doc and Jock podcast. Joe and Anton talk Weightlifting, business, and everything in between.
We’re excited to bring Mike Gattone on the show. Gattone coached Tara Nott Cunningham, the last American weightlifter to win an Olympic gold medal, and he’s discussing his new role and responsibilities as the Assistant Technical Director at USA Weightlifting.
We interviewed Josh Cox, Founder and Editor in Chief of Lifting Times. Cox produces the only free Weightlifting magazine in the United Kingdom, and he tells us all about publishing a weightlifting magazine in the UK. He also share insights on the status of British Weightlifting.
Anton and JP discuss Weightlifting competitions from an unusual angle. The question of the day is "Are we in a Weightlifting competition boom?" Lots of statistics and factors play into Weightlifting's popularity. We had the CrossFit boom, then the Seminar/Coaching course boom, and the next step in the evolution of our sport is the Competition Boom. Weightlifting is more accessible now than it has ever been, and there are hundreds of local competitions every month. Is this bad, is this good? Listen up and then make a decision yourself.
Kristin Newman of talks about SPS Gym, her approach to using Weightlifting and other strength sports in their gym business.
We caught up with Mike Graber from Barbend, and he helped us break down every weight category for the upcoming 2017 National Junior Championship. As always, we made some predictions, but as we know, anything can happen. #RaiseTheBar #OLIFT
Anton and JP take a few minutes to tell you more about what's the come of OLIFT in 2017.
This is part 2 of our discussion of the 2016 American Open. We touch on our previous conversation about team scoring, competitive battles to expect, and the significant improvements made by female lifters.
With less than a week to go until competition, the anticipation is rising for this year's American Open. Over 850 lifters will head to Orlando, Florida and battle for the final time in 2016. We break down each weight class, the top lifters to look for, and a special announcement of a lifter being inducted into the Weightlifting Hall of Fame.
Kevin Doherty is the head coach and co-founder of Hassle Free Barbell in Northern, CA. Hassle Free is one of the premier teams in the country for athlete development and success from youth level competition all the way to senior international lifting. In addition to the success of the club, Kevin has become one of the best strategic coaches in America. He’s coached for Team USA at multiple World Championships and most recently the Olympics. In this episode we talk to Kevin about the club’s history, competition strategy, counting cards, handling athletes and more.
JP Nicoletta and Anton Jefferson discuss Rule Changes, and the 2017 Competition Calendar. With new rules and more competitions, comes big changes for Weightlifting around the world. Specifically for the 2017 Competition Calendar, we focus on meets in the United States and we get to dissect the new American Open series.
On this episode we interview Steve Galvan (photographer) and John Fillipini (announcer). These guys are what we consider the sight and sound of Olympic Weightlifting through their unique roles in our sport.
Here is a relatively short podcast episode about the two. Our very own JP Nicoletta is accompanied by Sean Waxman of Waxman’s Gym and they discuss their experience as athletes, coaches, and their opinions of when to use either of the two jerk techniques.