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Dr. Boffa sat down with Mark Cannella to talk about Lu Xiaojun’s snatch warmups from the 2018 Worlds (which he saw firsthand in the back room).
Mark Cannella is a USAW Senior International Coach who has coached at both the World Championships and the Olympics (2012). In addition to his coaching, he is also the founder and meet director for the Arnold Weightlifting Championships (started back in 2003).
Cannella provides a rare insight into this warmup, as he was actually in the back room working with the production team during this session. I really enjoyed hearing from him about Lu, the Chinese demeanor, and what Cannella saw as an observer and coach.
This features Lasha Talakhadze training before the 2019 Europeans, with commentary provided by JP Nicoletta.
JP has been involved in the sport of Olympic weightlifting since the 1990s—he is currently a Coaching Education Manager for USAW, an IWF Category 1 Referee (the highest level attainable), and broadcast commentator for four World Championships (2015, 2017, 2018, 2019).