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Vid(ura) R along with some of the smartest folks in strength, bring you the latest and greatest in training, nutrition, and physical performance. Every week we interview a new guest, featuring not only a profile of what they're doing to push the limits of athletic potential, but what they learned on the way there, and how you can apply it to your own practice. A lifter looking to crush PRs (and the competition) on the platform? A coach wanting to stay up to date with the latest in strength and conditioning? Or just want some practical information to help you get stronger, look better, and feel awesome?
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Most Recent Episode
EP31 - Max Aita on the future of Olympic Weightlifting in the US
3 days ago
On this week’s episode we’ve got olympic weightlifter and master strength coach Max Aita. For those of you that haven’t heard, Max is a lifelong student of the sport of weightlifting and currently coaches the JTS weightlifting team. In our conversation, we get into how he got into weightlifting in the first place, the steps he’s taken over the years to become a better coach, and the future of Olympic Weightlifting in the United States. THE QUESTION OF THE DAY As an athelte or a coach, what do you view as the benchmark for success? DON'T FORGET TO SUBSCRIBE ON... Youtube iTunes Stitcher TIME STAMPS: How Max first got into weightlifting in the first place - 2:15 His opinion on the Bulgarian method, and its benefits and drawbacks in specific circumstances - 7:00 His personal experiences with the Bulgarian method, and if he regrets his years training under that format - 14:00 Max's coping process when injuries necessitated him to stop competing in Weightlifting - 18:00 How he went about educating himself in his first years as a coach, and how he continues to do so now - 26:00 The effects of Weightlifting becoming slowly more commercialized, both positive and negative - 38:40 How Max would go about teaching technique to an absolute beginner to Weightlifting - 43:45 His advice for a "self-coached" athlete - 51:40 How to set up a phasic structure of training for Weightlifting, or any sport for that matter - 55:20 His opinion on where