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Interviews

Lu Xiaojun discusses his 207kg clean and jerk world record in an interview with weightlifting house

Lu Xiaojun Relives his 207kg World Record | WH Interview Part 2

10 years after his first world title in 2009 aged 25, Lu Xiaojun won the 2019 World championships. Despite pulling his back during the snatches, Lu went on to hit a competition personal record at 207kg to maintain his title as world champion and set new world records in the clean and jerk and total. …

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Jon North explaining his technique on how to snatch on the weightlifting house podcast

Jon North Interview | Understanding the Technical Model of the Pull

Jon North rose to fame in the weightlifting world a decade ago, in part due to his charismatic and extreme training videos, but also due to his relatively contentious technical videos. With terms like ‘superman pull’, ‘horses out of a gate’, and the ‘arched angel’, Jon has impacted the way many teach the lifts and …

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Lu Xiaojun Interview and best lifts ever

Lu Xiaojun Interview | Best Training Lifts, Strength vs Technique, & His Current Training Focus | Part 1

Lu Xiaojun (CHN -81) is arguably the greatest weightlifter of the last decade. He won his first World Championship title in 2009 at the age of 25, and then, after a decade of more gold medals and world records at the Olympics and World Championships he won again at the 2019 World Championships aged 35. …

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How weightlifters pass drug tests - PEDs, Steroids

How Athletes Pass Drug Tests, & The History of PEDs in Weightlifting w/ Alex Kolliari-Turner

This was by far the most insightful episode that we have ever recorded on drug use in weightlifting. Alex took us through the history and development of PEDs, both within and outside of weightlifting, including how the two of them were involved in each others’ development. We spoke about drug testing, the advancement of WADA’s …

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Seb Ostrowicz on Olympic Fever

Explaining Weightlifting to the Masses | Olympic Fever meets Weightlifting House

I, Seb Ostrowicz, got an opportunity recently to be the first point of contact that many people will have with the sport of weightlifting. Most of my conversations these days, fortunately, are with people who are dedicating or have dedicated their lives to the intricacies of our sport. Rarely do I sit down and explain …

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Vladimir Safonov Interview on Weightlifting

Vladimir Safonov Q&A (Russian Translation)

Exclusive to Weightlifting House we are finally releasing the Vladimir Safonov interview that Joshua Gibson recorded last year. Until now this video has been available only to our Patreon followers, but we decided we would release it now to the weightlifting community at large. Time Stamps When you’re looking for (youth) weightlifters to coach what …

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Bruce Klemens' photo of Alexander Varbanov

Alexander Varbanov Interview (part 2) – Failing Attempts to Avoid Jail

Alexander Varbanov is one of the greatest weightlifters of all-time, and I really mean that. His performance in the -75 kg weight class of 167.5/215/382.5 kg at the 1988 World Cup in Plovid is the 9th highest Sinclair ever of 485.78. Not only were his weightlifting abilities incredible, but so were the circumstances and situations …

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Bulgarian Weightlifter Alexander Varbanov clean and jerking

Alexander Varbanov Interview (part 1) – Biggest Training Lifts of the Bulgarian Team

I am very excited to post this interview with Alexander Varbanov, one of the greatest weightlifters of all-time. Alexander Varbanov has the 9th highest Sinclair ever of 485.78 made up of a 167.5 kg snatch and a 215 kg clean and jerk at under 75 kg in body weight! He is without a doubt the …

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