The O by OLIFT Magazine

Thought provoking talks with today's most influential weightlifters, coaches, and contributors to Olympic Weightlifting. Every two weeks we raise the bar and bring you quality Weightlifting content that is educational, relevant, and entertaining.
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Apr 17, 2017

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.

Apr 3, 2017

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.

Mar 20, 2017

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.

Mar 5, 2017

Kristin Newman of talks about SPS Gym, her approach to using Weightlifting and other strength sports in their gym business.

Feb 16, 2017

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

Jan 30, 2017

Anton and JP take a few minutes to tell you more about what's the come of OLIFT in 2017.

Dec 4, 2016

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.

Dec 2, 2016

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. 

Nov 17, 2016

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.

Oct 25, 2016

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.


Oct 5, 2016

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.

Sep 20, 2016

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.


Sep 13, 2016

JP of the Weightlifting Mindset and Anton, founder of OLIFT discuss The Next Quad. Several topics were analyzed, and there is sure to be exciting changes in Weightlifting over the next four years.

Aug 29, 2016

We have our first international guest! His name is Linzey Beister and he coaches Weightlifting in Australia. Linzey has coached hundreds of athletes in Weightlifting by way of Personal Coaching, Weightlifting Classes and one day Weightlifting Clinics. His main focus is coaching Weightlifting full time, around 30 hours per week while running the Weightlifting Club.

Read more about him at Gold Coast WL

Aug 1, 2016

On this episode of we break down each weight category for the upcoming Rio Olympics. 

Jul 19, 2016

Phil Andrews, USA Weightlifting CEO, informed us that there would be some exciting new hires to join their team. Two international know individuals who have made significant contributions to Weightlifting. This episode is a must if you want to know what's happening over the next quad for Weightlifting in America!

Jul 11, 2016

Oscar Chaplin III is a two-time Olympian, multi-time national champion and American record holder. We discuss his start in Weightlifting, his experiences as one of the best lifters in American history, and what he's doing in the Weightlifting community today!

Jun 28, 2016

With all the doping sanctions in sport just before the Rio Olympics, it's an appropriate time to discuss how it all affects Weightlifting. Also, the USAW Resident Athlete program, which housed and supported some of our nation's best lifters, has been shut down. Lastly, we discuss the affairs surrounding the Rio Olympics, and our Olympic Weightlifting team.

Jun 13, 2016

Matt Foreman is a Weightlifter, a coach, a teacher, and a writer. We interviewed Foreman because of his long-running history in Olympic Weightlifting and because his passion helping others become better Weightlifters.

Jun 6, 2016

On this episode of The O, we talk with Dan Brown of Lift Lab Co about the American system of Weightlifting.

May 19, 2016

On this episode, we discuss what happened at the 2016 Nationals and Olympic Trials.

May 3, 2016

On this episode of The O, we sat down with the Two Doctors, and Sean Waxman to discuss the National Weightlifting Championships and the Olympic Trials.

Apr 25, 2016

On this episode of The O, we interview Jessica Lucero. Jessica is lifter with over a decade of competitive experience, and she's recently set a Senior American Record in the Snatch (92kg at 58kg bodyweight), she won the 2015 National Senior Championships, and she was a 2015 World Team member.

Apr 11, 2016

On this episode of The O, we interview Eddie Camacho (Chiropractor) and Quinn Henoch (Physical Therapist). They are both weightlifters, clinicians, and they are putting in great efforts to help Olympic Weightlifters prevent injuries and recovery better.

Mar 28, 2016

On this episode of The O, we interview James "The Beard" Tatum. James is an American Open Champion, National Champion, Pan Am and World Team Member.

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