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Highlighting Georgia Powerlifting & hot topics throughout the USA, we discuss the week's hypothetical "Powerlifting Situation" and give a "New Lifter Tip". We also dive into the latest news, training tips and of course music. Frequent tournaments featuring listener submitted lists, competing for prizes from our sponsors. New Episodes every Wednesday. Josh Rohr and Lara Sturm Host.
 
A long form discussion podcast that is both raw & unfiltered. The official podcast of powerlifting & barbell-based strength training facility Texas Barbell Syndicate located in Houston, Texas. Hosted by owners Mark & Mirtha Peltier who bring in a variety of different guests from different backgrounds to discuss a multitude of different topics. Nothing is off limits!
 
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Episode 119 (12/5/22) - Drew Cargill Topics Discussed: First Meet Contests Music Training Music Listener Submitted Question: Equipped Lifting Collegiate Lifting Valhalla Performance High School Powerlifting State of Powerlifting P L Situation New Lifter Tip Future Contact 15% OFF 1st 3 months of coaching from Team Rohr - find one of our lifters for…
 
Episode 118 (11/28/22) - Cathy Mele & Becci Holcomb Music choice when lifting Submitted Questions Entry fee for State Rate term for State Chairs Improvements Collegiate Program Registration Caps Volunteer Running Again? Process for becoming Referee/Meet Director Georgia State Meeting Different Criteria for Team Points Contact Information New Best T…
 
Episode 117 (11/21/22) Happy Thanksgiving Upcoming Meets PL Situation: A first time raw lifter and a first time equipped lifter are getting ready for a meet. They both ask for equipment recommendations. What do you recommend to each of them? Josh's birthday party New Lifter Tip: Don’t wander off! Get the Team Rohr Training App! Black Friday Sale! U…
 
Episode 116 (11/14/22) - Jordan Kummer Jordan’s Intro: Questions: Volunteering at meets. What makes you give back so much to the sport? Who is your favorite lifter and coach in the game? What drives your passion for the sport? What advice/encouragement do you have for someone that is considering volunteering for the first time? Upcoming Georgia PL …
 
Episode 115 Lara's back! P L Question from Lara Recent Observations from Lara Recent Meets in October Georgia State Meet Next Top 5 List New Lifter Tip P L Situation Scheduled Guests 15% OFF 1st 3 months of coaching from Team Rohr - find one of our lifters for their unique discount code. Follow/Direct Message us @PLBalladsPodcast on Instagram & Fac…
 
Episode 114 (10/31/22) - Gretchen Patsios: Unf*ck your brain Gretchen Introduction GA State Bench Meet Recap and Mindset Tools What's next in terms of competing? Music tastes? PL Situation: You are competing in an exhibition event in which you only are allowed 6 total attempts between the Squat, Bench and Deadlift. You must state how many attempts …
 
Episode 113 (10/24/22) Justin Little & Ian Smith - South Georgia Barbell (Matt Cannon - owner) Introduce Justin Little and Ian Smith: Started SGB in 2020 and started refereeing as well as running meets. Next meet is South Georgia Barbell Brawl on November 5. 56 Lifters. The vital need for more lifters to look seriously into becoming State Level ref…
 
Episode 112 (10/17/22) - April Gadsby & Amy Pancake Meet Reflections and Powerlifting Questions April Gadsby 7/9 at Valhalla Awaits (10/8/22) 120 Squat (10 kg PR) 72.5 Bench (2.5kg PR) (missed 75) 132.5 Deadlift (5 kg PR) 325 Total (17.5kg Total) Amy was handler Amy Pancake 8/9 at Carolina Primetime (10/16/22) 175 Squat (4.5kg PR & American Record)…
 
Episode 111 (Carolina Primetime: Day 2 Preview) P L Situation: There are two meets within a 1 hour drive around the same time frame but each meet director has a different reputation. Which meet do you sign up for? Starts on time Poor communication leading up to the meet. Multiple Sessions: 3-4 hours each No Livestream Usually starts 10-15 minutes l…
 
Episode 110 - How do you define a good coach? Round 5 Results (The Championship): Amy Pancake 70 51% Dawn Dotson 68 49% 110% Posted “MASH is goated, so Dawn needs to win” Team Rohr posted “vote for Amy or we’ll assume you like to kick puppies” 110% (papasupps.com) New apparel design just released Tropical Lime - new flavor $50 Gift Card from 110 Pe…
 
Episode 109 Top 5 TV Theme - Round 4 Results (Final Four): Amy Pancake 61% Lara Sturm 39% Stacie Metcalfe 27% Dawn Dotson 73% Championship Round: Amy Pancake vs Dawn Dotson Voting Saturday 10/1/22 $50 Gift Card from 110 Percent Programming for Equipped vs Raw PL Situation: You are lifting in a meet against your rival. You turn in your openers and s…
 
Episode 108 (9/21/22) Kati Jones Kati Bio: Kansas State Chair State Referee Meet Director Gym Owner & Coach Re-qualified for Raw Nationals Pro Bench Card Holder How did you get started in powerlifting and Are men better powerlifting coaches? Some women find it hard to gain upper body mass/strength. New IPF Bench Rule Round 3 Results (Elite 8) 5 Chr…
 
Episode 107 (9/14/22) Wesley Toler and Stacie Metcalfe Meet & Handling Recap: Wesley, Amy Pancake & Stacie: 8/9 day for Wesley at Truborn Knockout on 8/13/22 Best Squat: 140 (5 kg under PR) Best Bench: 105 (5 kg PR) Best Deadlift: 215 (10 kg PR) Total: 460 (12.5 kg PR) Best TV Intro Songs: Round 2 Results (sweet 16) 1 Eric Corderio48% 16 Andrew Car…
 
Episode 106 (9/7/22) : Updates: Collegiate Nationals Qualifying Totals updated: https://www.usapowerlifting.com/2023-usa-powerlifting-collegiate-nationals-qualifying-totals/ Round 1 Results: Andrew Cargill 69% 29 votes Josh Rohr 31% 13 votes Wade Johson 61% 11 votes Amber Riley 39% 7 votes Michelle Carlascio 58% 14 votes Gary Jacobs 42% 10 votes Ro…
 
Episode 104 (8/17/22) P L Situation Your buddy loves to bench but is new to competing in powerlifting. He just signed up for his first Bench-only meet. He’s watched some meets and done some internet surfing and thinks that when athletes arch, they are cheating the range of motion and not using their real strength. He vows to not use an arch and jus…
 
Episode 103 (8/10/22) P L Situation You are on deck for your 3rd deadlift attempt. As you go to chalk up, you find an empty chalk bowl. What do you do? Top 5 TV Intro Songs: #2 Winner of tournament gets a $50 gift card to 100 Percent New Lifter Tip Sign up for that first meet. Don't wait for "x-y-z". Jump in with both feet. So what if you get last …
 
Episode 102 (8/3/22) PLSituation If you had to go back to the first time you started training for a powerlifting meet, what would you do differently? USA Powerlifting Pro Series - UBU Phoenix (Saturday, August 6) Last Meet before the finals for: Bench Only (Raw & Equipped) Equipped Full Power Raw Full Power still has the UBU Phoenix (this weekend) …
 
Episode 101 (7/27/22) P L Situation Take one athlete from any sport, from any time in history. Instead of competing in their sport, they focus only on powerlifting. Who would've made the best powerlifter? USA Powerlifting Pro Series Meeting on 7-19-22 3 Pro Meets (1 bid on for Equipped & Bench) 10 to the finals vs 5 4-5 Pro Card Qualifiers 2-3 year…
 
Episode 100 (7/20/22) Episode 100 - 2 year mark! PL Situation: You drove 4 hours and just arrived to early equipment check at 7pm. When you get there you realize you forgot your belt and squat shoes at home. Weigh-ins are at 7am. Do you drive home to get them? Borrow someone else's? What do you do? Storytime with Josh USA Powerlifting Events in 3 C…
 
Episode 98 (7/6/22) 2023 Schedule: STATE CHAMPIONSHIPS November 2022 through March 2023 REGIONALS June – August NATIONALS: March – Military Nationals March – High School Nationals April – Collegiate Nationals June – Equipped Nationals (Teen, Jr, Open, Masters) August – Youth & Bench Press Nationals September – Raw Nationals (Teen, Jr, Open, Masters…
 
Episode 97 (6/29/22) The difference between PA and USA Powerlifting Next Contest: Top 5 TV Intro Songs Link in Bio of PLBalladspodcast IG #PL Situation You have the lower bodyweight, but are down 5 kg after opening deadlifts, despite having the heaviest opener. 2nd place is basically locked up. You tweak your back slightly during your opener. Do yo…
 
Episode 95 (6/8/22) Nationals Preview: 13 Lifters from Team Rohr: Dmitry Lampe, Serena Thomas, Gretchen Patios, James Vang, Stacie Metcalfe, Amy Pancake, Olivia Vilella, Jo House, Cindi Jaeger, Katey Dodge, Alicia Webb, Chris Elmore, John Lampe NGB Meeting on Monday following Nationals Week. PL Situation When you are 3 out, you get out of your chai…
 
Episode 94 (6/4/22) Team Rohr weekend recap Who is your prediction for Best Lifter?” and “Who do you predict to podium for each weight class?” “How is handling someone at a big local meet different from Nationals?” PL Situation You are competing at Nationals on a Friday. You booked your room months ago. One of your close friends calls you asking if…
 
Episode 93 Guest: Richard Seymour Follow/Direct Message us @PLBalladsPodcast on Instagram & Facebook or email us at PLBalladsPodcast@gmail.com More Information about the Podcast and Team Rohr Powerlifting: https://solo.to/plballadspodcast Get the Team Rohr Training App! The Powerlifting & Power Ballads Podcast is co-hosted by Josh Rohr and Lara Stu…
 
Episode 92 (5/11/22) Josh and Lara discuss rumors spreading on social media about Out of Meet Testing. Geno rumors of leaving USA Powerlifting / USA Powerlifting Collegiate Nationals Instagram Account National Governing Board meeting for USA Powerlifting will be after Nationals in Las Vegas. Deadlines for nominations for Athletes Rep/ Honorary Awar…
 
Episode 91 (5/4/22) Voting Results: Round 4 (Final Voting) Round 4: Dawn 58votes/75% Cameron 19votes/25% The next Top 5 list? Top 5 Karaoke Songs Top 5 best beers Top 5 TV Show Intro Songs NGB Deadlines: Monday, June 13, 9-5pm - Las Vegas - Athletes Rep (4)/Honorary Awards/EC Positions PL Situation The technical comptroller at Nationals stops you a…
 
Episode 90 (4/27/22) Cindi Jaeger and Amy Pancake, State Referees, start off by talking what made them decide to become a referee and their experiences with such. They also discuss their experiences with in-person coaching and virtual coaching and how it differs. Voting Results: Round 3 Dawn will face Cameron for the Win in Top 5 Movie Soundtracks …
 
Episode 89 (4/20/22) Congrats to Coach James Vang on the birth of his daughter on Monday, April 18! Ellastasia Meet Results: Amber Riley - USA Powerlifting Capital City Barbell Championships 6/9 Day 92.5 kg squat (PR Squat)/55 kg bench (tied PR Bench)/135 kg deadlift (PR Deadlift & Florida State Record)/282.5 kg total (PR Total) Broke record of All…
 
Episode 88 (4/13/22) When talking about customized programming, what does it mean to address weaknesses? How do you approach it? Weak muscle groups/Imbalances/ Inefficient movement patterns at certain ranges of motion Voting Results for Round 1 Voting for Round 2 will take place on Saturday, April 16th since Sunday is Easter. PL Situation After 2nd…
 
Episode 87 (4/6/22) Q&A: What is your worst meet day experience? When can we have a beardless Rohr back? Josh Rohr doesn’t mind being beardless in this post but refuses to shave. When will the madness end? Top 5 Movie Soundtracks - #1 Choice PL Situation Nationals are in 10 weeks. Before you can sign up, you get a call from your sister. There is a …
 
Episode 86 (3/30/22) PL Situation On a scale of 1-10 (10 being very important), how important do you feel volunteering is? Importance of Volunteering Team Members that have recently volunteered Katey Dodge/Ashley Hanna/Stacie Metcalfe Kati Jones/ James Vang/Josh Rohr David Dix/Chris Elmore/Wesley Toler/Amy Pancake At what point does a coach push to…
 
Episode 85 (3/23/22) Everglades summary Military Nationals Xavier Richardson - 6/9 - 5kg PR Deadlift Spotting/Loading: 2 Platforms: 1: James Vang & Wesley Toler 2: Josh Rohr, Chris Elmore, David Dix 3: Boards: Ashley Hanna & Amy Pancake 4: Handling: Stacie Metcalfe Top 5 Movie Soundtracks: #3 PL Situation Training has not been going well recently. …
 
Episode 84 (3/16/22) - Sam Calhoun Introductions: Sam Calhoun 3x USAPL National Champion 2x IPF Worlds Silver Medalist Currently holds 67.5 kg American Record Total Coaches in person at the Iron Asylum in Virginia and does Online Coaching https://www.instagram.com/sam.s.calhoun/ https://samstrong500.com/ Sam’s Original Post Thoughts Listener submit…
 
Episode 83 (3/9/22) Arnold Review: Friday Session 1 Gretchen Patsios (0/3) Friday Session 2 Alicia Webb - 9/9, all meet PR’s. Silver medal Jo House - 9/9, gold medal Friday Session 3 Stacie Metcalfe - 9/9, bronze medal Katey Dodge - 6/9, gold medal Amy Pancake - 7/9, gold medal Chris Elmore - 6/9, bronze medal Saturday Grand Prix James Vang - 8/9, …
 
Episode 81 (2/23/22) Georgia State Meet Recap PL Situation A friend asks what you want for your birthday. You tell them a 46 Titan Katana S/S Bench Shirt. On your birthday, as that same friend looks on in excitement, you open up a gift to find a Titan F6 Bench Shirt. What do you do? New Lifter Tip Wait for the Referee Commands! Squat: "Squat" / "Ra…
 
Episode 80 (2/16/22) Richard Seymour - Elected to Pro FB HOF Club Affiliation Clarification: P. 2 of the USA Powerlifting Rulebook (under “club/team affiliation”) Each lifter may represent only one local/state team and/or one national championship team of his or her choice during the registration year. Lifters may be members of both a national cham…
 
Episode 79 (2/9/22) Q&A: Tips to optimize the off-season? Thoughts on super-compensation? Science or Myth? A lot of questions still surrounding the Pro Series https://pro.usapowerlifting.com/ Teen/Junior Pro Series Top 4 from Teen or High School Nationals qualify for Finals (Tuesday, June 7 - PRIMETIME) Top 10 from Junior or Collegiate Nationals qu…
 
Episode 78 (2/2/22) - Cindi Jaeger Cindi Jaeger talks about her latest meet at the WI State Championships Next Top 5? Top 5 Movie Soundtracks Submit via google form (Link in Bio of @plballadspodcast) PL Situation You plan to compete at Nationals on Friday in Full Power. You also have a good chance to win Bench Nationals on Wednesday. Full Power is …
 
Episode 77 (1/26/22) GA State Meet Schedule Change - 259 lifters as of 1/24/22 Saturday 2/19/22 AM (Session 1): All Women PM (Session 2): Men 48kg - 75kg Sunday 2/20/22 AM (Session 3): Men 82.5kg - 90kg PM (Session 4): Men 100kg - 140+ kg Upcoming Meets in 2022: March 19 - Military, Police, Firefighter Nationals - Atlanta, GA - David Goodwin April …
 
Episode 76 (1/19/22) Introductions PLSituation You coach a team of 20 lifters, competing at the State Meet. There is no limit to how many lifters you can list on the official team roster because only the team's 10 best scores will make up the total team points. If the team roster has less than 10 lifters, a single lifter can score points twice by b…
 
We are back! After taking a step back from the podcast in the second half of 2021 we are hitting the ground running in 2022! In Episode 20 of the TBS Talks Podcast Mark is joined by friend and owner of Leflar Bros Apparel CB Leflar. This conversation goes into a wide variety of topics ranging from the start of LBA to life, self help, and the rest. …
 
Episode 74 (1/5/22) - Siraj Saeed - Truborn Rookie Rumble Introductions : Siraj Saeed: Owner of Truborn Strong Truborn Rookie Rumble Preview: Sunday, Jan 9 @ No Excuses Crossfit in Suwanee, GA Q&A: (listener submitted questions) Do you think lifters that aren’t elects or pro will get lost in the USAPL shuffle? New Georgia Meets: 4/30/22 - USA Power…
 
Episode 73 (12/29/21) - Jeremy Hartman vs Jenna Weinstein Round 5 Voting Championship (Top 5 Hype Songs): Jeremy Hartman vs Jenna Weinstein Next Contest Ideas Listener submission ideas to @plballadspodcast 2021 Highlights 2022 Goals PL Situation New Lifter Tip Follow the Podcast on Facebook & Instagram at PLBalladsPodcast. Shoot us a DM or email us…
 
Episode 72 (12/22/21) Round 4 Voting Results for Top 5 Hype Songs Jeremy Hartman vs Mike Hafenbrack Stacie Metcalfe vs Jenna Weinstein (Winners will give their case for why their playlist is best) Final Voting on Sunday, December 26 Previous PL Situation/ Current PL Situation New Lifter Tip a7 has sponsored the top 5 hype song competition Team Rohr…
 
Episode 71 (12/15/21) Georgia Holiday Havoc Pro Series Leaderboards Round 3 Voting (Top 5 Hype Songs) PL Situation Follow the Podcast on Facebook & Instagram at PLBalladsPodcast. Shoot us a DM or email us at PLBalladsPodcast@gmail.com A7 is sponsor for this contest and winner will get $50 gift certificate Spotify Playlist for Top 5 Hype Songs https…
 
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