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Interview: Cecily Basques


Cecily Basques is the 2016 University National Champion, where she broke the university national record in the C&J with 116 kg in the 63 kilos cla... Continue reading
Interview: Mary Peck


Folks, I’ve been saying it for years and years. If you want to recruit great female talent into Olympic weightlifting, look for ex-gymnasts. (Ac... Continue reading
Interview: Edward Baker


When I started Olympic weightlifting back in the late 1980s, I found out almost immediately about a place called Coffee’s Gym in Georgia. Coffee... Continue reading
Interview: Phil Sabatini


One of the things I learned very early in my weightlifting career is that you have to be extremely selfish if you want to be a successful athlete. You... Continue reading
Interview: Wil Fleming


I remember hearing about an up-and-coming young lifter named Wil Fleming back in the 90s. His coaches were friends of mine from the old days and they ... Continue reading
Interview: Samantha Kleinschmidt


Successful national-level Olympic lifters who started in CrossFit and discovered they were better at weightlifting…they’re popping up all... Continue reading
Interview: John Downey


One of the coolest experiences you can ever have in weightlifting is being a new face on the scene who makes an impressive debut at a big meet. At the... Continue reading
Interview: Chelsea Ryan


This interview is a special one for me because I had the pleasure of coaching Chelsea Ryan at her first National Championship in 2014. That nationals ... Continue reading
Interview: JP Nicoletta


Right before I did this interview, I went back in the article file I keep on my computer and counted how many Performance Menu interviews I’ve d... Continue reading
Interview: Angela Duvane


A 200 kg total in the women’s division is a terrific accomplishment, regardless of age or bodyweight class. It’s even more impressive when... Continue reading
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