Your favorite weightlifting podcast – The Two Doctors – had Kevin Simons as a guest on the show. Kevin is Harrison Maurus’ coach, a former gymnast, gymnastics coach and crossfit games athlete. Topics: starting off Harrison as a gymnast Harrison squatted 100kg at 11, 150kg 12, 200kg at age 13 at 66kg! training youth athletes, focusing on positions, […]
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Meanwhile in Kazakhstan … After competing in the Kazakh nationals Ilya Ilyin sat down for an interview (video below). The quotes from here paint a bleak picture of a depressed Ilya who struggled with alcoholism and suicidal thoughts (he already said this much in his interview here). There was a desire to die. I drank at the […]
Here is a 20 minute interview with Rebeka Koha! Background: It was recorded at the end of her evening session, after a long day of travel to Germany for a Bundesliga competition (which was only one week after she became European champion at age 19 … !). We talked about Europeans 2018, not missing in training […]
Dmitry Klokov interviewed Yury Vlasov for his “On Par” interview series. If you don’t know who he is, I recommend reading this ATG post about him. Translation? if you can help translating the interesting bits, please leave a comment below.
A post shared by Ilya Ilyin (@ilyailyin_4ever) on Nov 1, 2017 at 3:48am PDT Ilya Ilyin gave an interview to Men’s Health Kazakhstan. They touch on his recent travels, his (still ongoing) doping case, plans for future competitions, as well as more private issues such as his divorce and depression. Overall it’s a worthwhile read. […]
At European Juniors in Albania, hookgrip grabbed the always busy Rebeka Koha for a couple of minutes and asked her a couple of questions about her career and goals in the sport. Follow Rebeka on Instagram @rebeka_koha. More: Rebeka Koha at Bundesliga in Germany
Hookgrip interviewed Brazil’s strongest weightlifter – Fernando Reis. The 27 year old, who has been lifting since he was 10 talks about: how he got started in the sport transitioning into a superheavy doing a Bulgarian type approach and stalling adding more variety after doing just snatch cnj pulls squat addressing one weakness at a time his […]
Here is the interview I did with Mohamed Ehab while I visited him in Cairo for the ATG on Tour Series. It took place on on a Tuesday night after Mohamed had his massage done. We sat down for almost 4 hours (having dinner in between). Big thanks to Timour Belatbi who did the simultaneous […]
Here is an interview with one of weightlifting’s giants – Anatoly Pisarenko (265kg C&J anyone?)! The interview was for a show called “being a guest of Dmitry Gordon” and took place in 2002. Thanks to Sergiy Turchyn (@sergiywl on insta) who took the time to translate this. Check out the Interviews Category on ATG for more […]