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RAW Barbell Club Podcast

The RAW Barbell Club Podcast is a Strength and Conditioning podcast about training, competing, and coaching athletes for various sports including Powerlifting, CrossFit and Olympic Weightlifting.



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    The Weightlifting Platform

    Joshua Ward is the owner and head coach of Controlled Chaos weightlifting in Victoria, the is the founder of the weightlifting platform a new service with the mission of putting our Australian athl…

    The Heroes Journey

    Phillip Liao is a weightlifter, physiotherapist and coach. He competed at the 2018 Commonwealth Games on the Gold Coast in Olympic Weightlifting. He has been on the podcast multiple times before an…

    Spartan Ultra Marathon Obstacle Racing

    Melanie Currey is an Ultra Obstacle Course Racer who competes in long distance endurance events around the world. She recently competed in the Spartan Ultra World Championships in Sweden. We record…

    Training Online as a Remote Athlete

    Adrian Carey is one of our online team members, having qualified for his first nationals this year. In this episode we talk about some of the obstacles and challenges faced by not having a face to …

    Post Natal Depression & The Mummy Growth Project

    Chloe Richards is the owner of the Mummy Growth Project. In this Episode Chloe details her journey into motherhood, the surprises and the dark places she got to dealing with Post Natal Depression.

    Brandon Wakeling – Trying for Tokyo 2020

    Brandon Wakeling is a Commonwealth Games Weightlifter, the last time we recorded he was ramping up for the 2018 Commonwealth Games, this time he’s ready to take on a new challenge. Trying to qualif…

    Linzey Beister – On Change

    Linzey Beister was the owner and head coach of Gold Coast Weightlifting Club in Queensland. GCWC was one of the biggest clubs in Australia but shut down prior to the 2018 Commonwealth Games. A lot …

    Craig Gibson – The CrossFit ARETE Story

    CrossFit Arete is a local CrossFit box that ran an awesome Super Total Competition earlier this year. It was so much fun that the entire RAW Barbell Club team are ramped up and ready for the one co…

    Stephen Norman : My Wim Hof Experience

    Stephen is an old friend and training partner. We both love, training, coaching and talking so it’s actually surprise that it’s taken this long to record an episode. Steve recently took part in a W…

    Nick Mudaliar – Coaching Athletes

    Nick Mudaliar is an exercise physiologist and strength coach. I first met him at a strongman competition at Adonis Athletics in Penrith, and have had him on my mind to to chat with ever since. This…

    Carl Paoli : The Freestyle Way

    Carl Paoli was one of my biggest influences in coaching. Carl is a movement, gymnastics and lifestyle design coach who rose to prominence in our field during the proliferation of CrossFit. He is a …

    Natasha Barker: Journey Of An Olympian

    In this episode of the podcast I sit down with Natasha Barker, a legend in Australian weightlifting. Natasha competed at the first olympic games where women participated, at the 2000 Olympics, righ…

    Melissa Paige Wu : Olympic Diver & Medalist

    In this episode of the podcast I sit down with Olympic Diver Melissa Wu. Melissa is a Commonwealth Games gold medalist, Olympic games silver medalist and was the youngest Australian to win an olymp…

    Starting A School Strength Program

    In this Podcast Kurt Rich from Sydney Boy’s High School joins us once again to discuss his school’s weight room and how you could go about setting up a kids training program within a school

    Training Variety & Being Athletic

    In Episode 59 of the podcast I chat with my friend Yannick (Shred Fitness) about how important it is to be athletic for both your life as well as competing within the sport of weightlifting.

    Teaching The Split Jerk

    In this Inaugural Coaches Collective episode Yannick (Shred Fitness), Vu (Snatch Sensei) and Phil (M3) sit down to chat about coaching the split jerk. This is a brand new format which I hope can be…

    Phillip Liao on Authenticity

    Commonwealth Games Athlete Phil discusses the need and want for authenticity in peoples lives

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    30 Day Challenge with Harry & Jack

    In Ep 57 of the RAW Barbell Club Podcast I sit down with Harry to talk trash and chat about a current bet we have going on within the gym.

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    Coaching High Schoolers with Kurt Rich

    In Ep 55 of the RAW Barbell Club Podcast I sit down with Kurt Rich from Sydney Boy High School to talk about getting kids strong! Kurt is a teacher as well as the head strength & conditioning c…

    Sinclair Countdown

    In Ep 53 of the RAW Barbell Club Podcast I talk to Seb Ostrowicz from the Weightlifting House podcast to talk about the ending of his popular podcast series the sinclair countdown. We talk about wh…

    Andrew Pineda : Guillain–Barré Syndrome

    In Ep 52 of the RAW Barbell Club Podcast I sit down with Andrew Pineda to chat about Guillain-Barré Syndrome. Last year Andrew was randomly struck down with an auto immune disease that attacks the …

    Vanessa Kerr – Hills Barbell club

    In Ep 51 of the RAW Barbell Club Podcast I sit down with Vanessa Kerr. We talk about her coaching journey, and how beneficial Olympic weightlifting is to all sports as well as health and fitness. W…

    Callum Hannay : Burleigh Barbell Club

    In Ep 50 of the RAW Barbell Club Podcast I get on the phone with Callum Hannay co-owner and head coach of Burleigh Barbell Club. Cal talks about how to create a positive training environment, grow …

    Phillip Liao: Post Commonwealth Games Catch-Up

    In Ep 48 of the RAW Barbell Club Podcast I catch up with Phillip Liao, our under 56kg Representative for the 2018 Commonwealth Games. A lot has changed since our last podcast so I thought it would …

    Steve Tikkanen : New Weight Categories

    In Ep 45 of the RAW Barbell Club Podcast I interview Steve Tikkanen from Odd Socks Halterophilie to talk about the recent changes to the sport of weightlifting, in particular the new weight categor…

    Daniel Walker – The BMX Ninja

    In Ep 44 of the RAW Barbell Club Podcast I interview Daniel Walker AKA the BMX Ninja. Daniel was a competitor on the second season of Australian Ninja Warrior. Daniel credits a lot of positives in …

    Joshua Wu

    In Ep 43 of the RAW Barbell Club Podcast I interview Joshua Wu. Josh is a long time weightlifter who has represented Australia many times as a youth and junior athlete and has recently competed in …

    Starr Strength & Performance

    In Ep 42 of the RAW Barbell Club Podcast I interview Luke Starr from Starr Strength & Performance. Luke is well known in the CrossFit Community as a Sydney based OG CrossFit Coach. In weightlif…

    Squat University – Aaron Horschig

    In Ep 41 of the RAW Barbell Club Podcast I interview Aaron Horschig from Squat University. Aaron is a physiotherapist, weightlifting coach and produces some of the best weightlifting content on the…

    Ben Dineen – The Wod Life

    In Ep 40 of the RAW Barbell Club Podcast I interview Ben Dineen from The Wod Life. The Wod Life is an Aussie company that sells a whole bunch of merch, equipment and gear. This one isn’t weightlift…

    Nat Arem – Hookgrip

    In Ep 39 of the RAW Barbell Club Podcast I interview Nat Arem, from Hookgrip. Hookgrip is the company that makes all of those amazing slow-motion videos of lifters all over the world hitting massiv…

    Jesse Burns : CrossFit Regionals Episode

    With the CrossFit Pacific Regionals on this weekend I thought it would be cool to post our interview with 2x Regionals Athlete Jesse Burns. We talk about what it’s like to try and qualify for regio…

    Tyson Edwards : Move How You’re Meant To

    In Ep 33 of the RAW Barbell Club Podcast I sit down with The Tyson Edwards, to talk about his successful youtube channel, weightlifting, his gymnastics training and breaking the world record for hi…

    RAW Barbell Club Podcast Season 3 Teaser Trailer

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    RAW Barbell Club Podcast Season Two Teaser Trailer
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    RAW Barbell Club Podcast

    In each episode of the RAW Barbell Club Podcast, our host Andy explores the mind, body and make-up of a ‘weightlifter’ and how to become one. Most importantly we discuss the philosophies, practices, tools of successful lifters and coaches. Especially how each unique individual found our great sport! We often have the most amazing and insightful guests, who you will absolutely fall in love with!

    Andy

    Andrew Rajeevan (Andy) from RAW Barbell Club reveals all of his online and face to face strength training strategies, techniques & systems so you can get stronger, faster more explosive and move better. Andy loves movement, and that’s what drew him to the sports of CrossFit, and through that to his passion Olympic Weightlifting. Through his interviews with Athletes, Top Coaches and other experts from all over the world in many different sports, discover the practices that will help you become the strongest version of yourself. Although Andy confesses to not being the best coach or athlete in the world, he’s been able to successfully train 100’s of athletes that walk through the door of his Strength and Conditioning gym, RAW Barbell Club, into making 100’s of kilograms worth of gains, all through smart programming and learning from others. You can get strong too, by being a fly on the wall as he learns and teaches all he can!

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