Episode 8: “Which one is Pedro?” with Pedro Meloni

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Hosts Andy and Patrick interview Pedro Meloni, the Director of Events and Sponsorships for USA Weightlifting! Learn about his role at USA Weightlifting, dive into the planning process of national and international competitions, and figure out “which one is Pedro”! Live video version of this episode is available on our […]

Episode 7: Postponed (COVID-19)

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Hosts Andy and Patrick talk through the current Coronavirus (COVID-19) worldwide crisis and how it is affecting USA Weightlifting, clubs and gyms, and small businesses in their community. We also recap the AO Series 1 at the Arnold Classic in Columbus, OH and streamed the podcast LIVE on our Discord […]

Episode 6, Part 2 — A Competition Survival Guide

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Hosts Andy and Patrick continue their talk on all things events within USA Weightlifting! Learn how to navigate a USA Weightlifting sanctioned event from an Event Director’s perspective! Andy and Patrick together have hosted 10 sanctioned competitions by Keep Pulling, thrown countless community events and seminars, and have assisted USA […]

Episode 6, Part 1 – A Competition Survival Guide

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Hosts Andy and Patrick talk all things events within USA Weightlifting! Learn how to navigate a USA Weightlifting sanctioned event with views from both the athletes’ and coaches’ perspectives. Andy and Patrick together have hosted 10 sanctioned competitions by Keep Pulling, thrown countless community events and seminars, and have assisted […]

Episode 5: Remote Coaching and Training to Win with Arielle Murray

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Hosts Andy and Patrick interview Keep Pulling’s original Remote Athlete, Arielle Murray! Arielle is a CrossFit and nutrition coach at Cigar City CrossFit in Tampa, FL has been with Keep Pulling for over 3 years. In that time, she has earned the titles of 58KG Alaska State Champion, 64KG Florida State Champion, […]

Episode 4: If the Shoe Fits, We Review It!

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Hosts Andy and Patrick review the latest Weightlifting shoes on the market. We touch on 6 main points of each shoe, read through listener reviews, and give our two cents on the best shoes. Our list includes: Nike Romaleo 2 & 3, Adidas Leistung, AdiPower, and Powerlift 2.0, Reebok Legacy, […]

Episode 3: World Class Lifting with Hala Paiva from Team Lebanon

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In this episode, we interview Hala Paiva, a 64KG Weightlifting competitor fresh off of her top 20 performance at the 2019 IWF World Championships and her husband Ryan Paiva, the web developer behind LiftingLife. Hala has been competing for over 15 years — she is the first Lebanese woman to […]

Episode 2: Recap, Recap Baby! (2019 IWF World Championships)

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In this episode, hosts Patrick Costello and Andy Blaida give a light recap of Team USA’s performance at the 2019 IWF World Championships in Thailand, touch on some Weightlifting pop-culture including the Tokyo Strong initiative from USA Weightlifting, and we’ll Get Technical with overhead stability in the snatch and overhead squat! ———- […]

Episode 1: Hello, World!

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We did it! Keep Pulling has entered the internet podcasting world to give our two cents on all things Weightlifting! In this episode, we debut our brand new podcast by introducing your hosts Patrick Costello, Club Director and Head Coach for Keep Pulling, an Olympic Weightlifting Resource based out of Tampa, […]