Episode 38 of the Strength Ratio Podcast features Coach Max Aita, who has spent nearly two decades in both Weightlifting and Powerlifting. Max has produced numerous senior national medalists in Weightlifting, as well as world record holders in Powerlifting.
We first learn how Max’s coaches, including Steve Gough (USA), Ivan Abadjiev (BUL), and Boris Sheiko (RUS), shaped Max’s current training systems.
Next, Max discusses the relationship between weightlifting specific technique and weightlifting specific strength. “They’re not two sides of the same coin,” he explains, “you have to learn how to train them both.”
Lastly, as the interview was conducted just one day prior to his departure for IWF World Championships in Turkmenistan, we asked Max about training/coaching psychology around major competition.
We hope you enjoy the show!
P.S. If you’ve enjoyed the show, and would like to learn more from Max, we strongly recommend his two ebooks: “Strength Development for Weightlifting” and “Weightlifting Technique Triad” (visit store.jtsstrength.com).