Welcome to the official podcast of the United States Powerlifting Association. Get up-to-date with information on meets, rules, and other important news. Hear from amazing powerlifters, meet directors, gym affiliates, executive members of the federation, and many others. Come “Experience the Difference!” 

Podcast host:
Andy Huang
125KG USPA Powerlifter

Episode #11:
Stefi Cohen

56kg USPA Powerlifter

August 3, 2018

On Episode #11, we talk with Stefi Cohen. She recently competed at the Kern U.S. Open leaving with an All-Time World Record. She graduated as a Doctor of Physical Therapy, and also runs her own gym business. Listen to learn more about her journey from Venezuela to Miami, her sports background, training philosophy and how she juggles the many roles she has!

Episode #10:
Dr. David foster

Recovering from Injuries

July 6, 2018

On Episode #10, we talk with Dr. David Foster, Director of Sports Medicine at Southern California University. Dr. Foster gives us insight on the 5 key steps to recovering from an injury and how to work around injuries. Dr. Foster has also competed in Powerlifting for most of his life and remains active in the sport as a referee, coach, and Medical Director for the USPA. Listen now to learn more about recovering from injuries and staying healthy for a long time in the sport!

Episode #9:
Arkady Unterliedner

lifter perspective: first meet

June 5, 2018

On Episode #9 of Platform Ready, we focus on the perspective of a lifter competing for the first time. We interview Arkady Unterliedner, who recently competed at her first meet. She shares her experience of the competition and how it differed from what she thought going into it. Andy Huang also gives some advice on when and why new lifters should compete.

Previous Episodes

Episode #2:
Susan Salazar

March 26, 2018

USPA Powerlifter, Referee, and coach

Episode #3:
Dave Tate

April 3, 2018

CEO and Founder, EliteFTS.com

Episode #4:
Gracie Davis

April 16, 2018

Kern U.S. Open Series - Part 1

Episode #5:
Chakera Holcomb

April 24, 2018

Kern U.S. Open Series - Part 2

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