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Dec 13, 2017

Travis Mash has spent decades studying the barbell. He is one of the few people  to bridge the worlds of powerlifting, Olympic weightlifting and athletic strength and conditioning.

Travis was a World Champion in powerlifting. He competed in a world-class level in Olympic weightlifting. He has coached professional Olympic weightlifters alongside Don McCauley and Glenn Pendlay at Team MDUSA and now coaches the most successful weightlifting team in America.

Travis started his path as a weightlifter, he was also a World Champion in powerlifting, breaking the world records twice, with huge total numbers: 2410 lb. and 2414 lb.

Nowadays, Travis coaches lots of weightlifters and this year (2017), he had the team with the most weightlifters in the world championships:

Nathan Damron: 94 kg  —  Snatch: 160 kg; C&J: 200kg.

Jordan Cantrell: 85 kg  —  Snatch: 155 kg ; C&J: 192 kg.

Brian Reisenauer: 56 kg  —  Snatch: 114 kg ; C&J: 139 kg.

In this episode, we covered weightlifting drug testing, olympic rivalries (USA vs. Russia vs. China), American Youth World Champions: Harrison Maurus and CJ Cummings, Bulgarian Weightlifting training, self-love, and much more.


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