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Sergei Putsov on Ukrainian Weightlifting

Sergei Putsov – Five Things I Learned

Sergei Putsov has been an athlete since he was seven years old. Initially, he started by playing tennis, but having a father who was the national team coach in weightlifting, things seemed to unfold as you’d predict. By the age of fourteen, Sergei started training in weightlifting, reaching peak form nearly a decade later, going […]

Brian Oliver interview from Inside the Games weightlifting

Brian Oliver | Inside the IWF

This was a fascinating conversation with Brian Oliver, writer and breaker of all major weightlifting news. Over the majority of the last decade, Brian has managed to create relationships with the gatekeepers of information within the IWF such that he is able to ask the necessary questions and spread important information to all of us. […]

Jourdan Delacruz interview with weightlifting house

Jourdan Delacruz Interview | The Olympic Dream

Jourdan Delacruz (-49kg USA), is the 2019 Pan American Champion and record holder, and holder of all American 49 kg and 55 kg records. This week Jourdan Delacruz joined us on the Weightlifting House podcast to talk about her story. Within a year of taking up the sport, she had dropped out of school and […]

Oleksiy Torokhtiy interview with Weightlifting House

Torokhtiy Relives His Olympic Gold Medal

Have you ever wanted to know what it feels like to lift the gold medal-winning lift over your head at the Olympics? Oleksiy Torokhtiy (UKR) spoke to us about that very moment from the 2012 Olympic Games where he took the gold in the -105 kg weight class with a 185 kg snatch and a […]

Sergei Putsov podcast about Ukrainian weightlifting and Oleksiy Torokhtiy

The Ukrainian Weightlifting System | Sergei Putsov

Sergei Putsov marries ability, knowledge, and passion better than most. Having survived the Ukranian weightlifting system in its entirety, building up to top lifts of 160/200, Sergei has a unique view into the system that developed Olympic champions, such as his friend and business partner, Oleksiy Torokhtiy. Teaching seminars all over the world, Sergei also […]

Ilya Ilyin Biggest Lifts, PEDs, and the Corruption in the IWF

Ilya Ilyin on Drugs in Sports, and the Corruption of the IWF

Not long before Ilya Ilyin announced his retirement from the sport of weightlifting due to the complications of Olympic qualification brought on by Covid-19, I was able to sit down with him and record an interview about his life. We spoke about his childhood and training process in part 1, and more in part 2 […]

Eric Helms talks about hypertrophy for weightlifting and periodisation

Eric Helms | Periodisation & Hypertrophy

Eric Helms came onto the Weightlifting House podcast in December 2019 to talk about hypertrophy training and periodisation as it pertains to strength training. Due to other scheduled episodes, we were unable to release this podcast until now, though the information in it is timeless. Eric Helms is a coach, athlete, author, and educator, and […]

Ilya Ilyin Biggest Lifts, Childhood, and training program

Ilya Ilyin Interview – His Childhood & The Development Of His Training Program| Part 1

Ilya Ilyin is arguably the most famous weightlifter of all-time. As much as his two Olympic gold medals and his unbeaten track record built his legend, the loss of his medals through retroactive drug testing built his infamy. Behind the headlines is an incredible story of a Kazakh athlete who was plucked from his family […]

Transgender Athletes in weightlifting, a full guide

Transgender Weightlifters: A Complete Guide | Dr. Jordan Feigenbaum

The inclusion of transgender athletes in sport is a difficult topic to understand and prescribe rules for, not least in a sport like weightlifting where the difference in ability between men and women is the greatest of all Olympic sports at around 40%, compared with the 10-12% average across all other sports. You can listen […]

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