Olympians Chad Vaughn & Cheryl Haworth on the Future of USA Weightlifting

Episode 154Brute Strength


This week on the Brute Strength Podcast, I’m speaking with two multiple time Olympians in the sport of Weightlifting, Chad Vaughn and Cheryl Haworth. In this episode we’ll be diving into their early careers as weightlifters, what it was like qualifying for the Olympics, and finally looking at some of the really unique visualization techniques that Chad uses with his athletes. I’m also excited to announce that these guys are going to be the hosts for the new USA Weightlifting Podcast, so be sure to check them out! Enjoy the show.


05:18 – Cheryl: Art School & Lifting

17:28 – Qualifying for the Olympics

21:20 – Clean & Jerking live on Regis and Kathie Lee

25:15 – Looking at the future of USAW

40:58 – Doping in the Weightlifting

1:02:29 – Bombing out at the ’03 Championships

1:05:50 – Visualizing your lifts

1:21:30 – Advice for lifters

1:27:30 – USAW Podcast


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