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King Of The Lifts is a weekly podcast featuring 10 year powerlifting veteran/World Championship commentator 6 Pack Lapadat. The show is uncut, unedited, and unrated. Interviews with the World's greatest strength athletes, previews and recaps of the biggest events, and all the latest powerlifting news. Sponsored by Fusion Muscle, http://ww.fusionmuscle.com/ for the best supplements
 
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Hear the tales of the the greatest rivalries of all-time in Powerlifting! Behind the scenes insight to battles with the biggest stars of the game. Also profiled are some sports rivalries from the major mainstream sports. At the end, another game of Overrated/ Underrated is played. 6 Pack Lapadat, "Big" Bill McCarthy, Arian "Messy" Khamesi, and Rory…
 
63 kg phenom Lya Bavoil & 66 kg Ace/Coach of France's stars, Pana return to KOTL! Hosts are 6 Pack Lapadat, Arian "Messy" Khamesi and "Big" Bill McCarthy. Discussed are some insane water cutting stories, Bill's comments about Lya on a previous podcast that she took offense to, their historical performances at France's latest competition, and what 2…
 
The USAPL taking the IPF to court is discussed, as well as USAPL qualification drama expanding. Also discussed is the difference between amateur and professional Powerlifting, and how athletes/fans expectations need to differ with the different organizations. The episode ends with a discussion about Powerlifting in the Olympics (Overrated or Underr…
 
We discuss the rising tensions surrounding the decisions made about the National Championships in the US and Canada as well as World wide. Also discussed is the Garrett Fear video that blew up, that sparked debates about Open Powerlifting's role in the sport and how to tackle the issue of poor officiating standards in untested Powerlifting. Also, a…
 
Two-time Canadian National Champion and IPF Worlds bronze medalist Matt Vena joins 6 Pack Lapadat to discuss a fast rise to the top, the insane discipline to make it there, the backlash off a bad performance and people who turned their backs, the comeback, inspiring lifters, and thoughts on qualifications for US Raw Nats and the USAPL leaving the I…
 
John Haack & Andy Huang join KOTL for a special Holidays episode. They discuss their new podcast (2 guys, 1 shaker cup), and the crew make a naughty list, make a "thankful for" list Powerlifting style, make a Christmas wish list for the game, and play a game John Haack suggests that produces some 'interesting' conversation.…
 
2020 #1 ranked IPF Super Heavyweight Jesus Olivares weighs in on his imminent showdown with Ray Williams, chasing Dan Bell, his working relationship with Joey Flexx (what they agree and disagree about), breaking records at 21 years old, why he chose to join the Flexx team, how he has progressed so fast, his training, his background story, and wheth…
 
Sophia Ellis joins 6 Pack Lapadat and tells her story of overcoming mental illness that manifested into an eaten disorder that almost killed her. PTSD from childhood molestation and her father's failing health sparked a downward spiral that had Sophia in the hospital in an almost unrecognizable state. After finding the barbell, Sophia found her cal…
 
Owner of the biggest deadlift in the 83 kg class history, Enahoro Asein joins 6 Pack Lapadat to discuss his rapid progression as a lifter, growing up in Nigeria and moving to Hungary at 16 without his family, how he found Powerlifting, turning idols into rivals, and his plans to establish himself as the premier 83 in the World!…
 
Austin "The Future" Perkins joins 6 Pack Lapadat to discuss being the first junior 74 kg lifter to total 800 kg, and only second ever (with Taylor Atwood). Austin speaks on rebounding from catching Covid, his 800 kg performance, watching Micheal Seay miss his 800 kg shot and the fall out, watching Taylor hit 812 kg and further push the record, and …
 
David Ricks discusses: Breaking open World records while in his late 50s Giving Jesse Norris the biggest battle of his legendary career Having Layne Norton tip his hat after the 2016 World Championships LS McClain's moment at 2017 upon realizing his full potential His secret to longevity How training has changed since the 80s How he got the nicknam…
 
Yury Belkin speaks on his rise to the top of Powerlifting in his first podcast appearance ever! Discussed: drug testing and his suspension, a clash with John Haack, his thoughts on Taylor Atwood, Russian methodology vs US methodology for training, how we can improve the game, and whether he is paying attention to what is said on social media!! Niki…
 
Travis "Papa Bear" Rogers joins 6 Pack Lapadat to discuss how the kid growing up in middle America on a farm went through a journey that led to alcoholism before finding the sport that would change his life. Now a high school teacher, and founder of a charity organization for at-risk youth, Papa Bear has more to lift for than just PRs.…
 
Andy Huang returns to discuss his gruesome injury and valiant comeback at the Showdown Meet! We also recap the event, cover the storylines, and talk about him closing his podcast, Brocast with Brandon Allen, and possibly beginning a new one (you'll love his possible co-host). Some behind the scenes with Haack and Yury is told, and other current eve…
 
How the biggest meet of the year came to be! The story leading up to this historic event is a wild one! Showdown Meet Director, Luke Bright, joins 6 Pack Lapadat to discuss the federation changes, venue changes, roster changes, sponsorship changes, being on the brink and pulling it back together. Also discussed is the stars that will perform at the…
 
Garrett Fear joins 6 Pack Lapadat to discuss how the untested side of Powerlifting can improve, IPF/USAPL elitists, his various social media beefs, threats of violence at meets, his favorite lifters, wanting to set-up a roast battle, Stefi Cohen's return, controversial calls, Russel Orhii's image, John Haack's status, being a trained theatre actor,…
 
Rob Kearney, The World's Strongest Gay, joins 6 Pack Lapadat to discuss how he went from coming in last the first 8 competitions of his career, to making it to the World's Strongest Man competition/winning the World Log Press Championship/breaking records and winning tournaments. Rob also talks about coming out as a gay man in a Strongman, and the …
 
New Zealand's Chris Kennedy joins 6 Pack Lapadat to discuss his story of overcoming a drug addiction, joining a fight club while serving a prison sentence, and turning his life around to become a University grad with a Master's degree, currently going for his PHD, and breaking into the top 5 all-time in the talented 74 kg class! Chris gives his vie…
 
USAPL President Larry Maile joins 6 Pack Lapadat, IPF World Champion Ryan Stills, and two time IPF World Champion LS McClain, for his first podcast appearance ever! We took the public's discussion topics, and Larry spoke on every one of them. Find out where the USAPL stands on issues, the past that brought the USAPL here, what the role of the Presi…
 
Strongman Deadlift World Champion/World record breaker Jerry Pritchett joins 6 Pack Lapadat to discuss capturing the World title but sharing the honors with rival Rauno Heinla, their controversial showdown on ESPN, and how the 2020 Deadlift World Championships could set the stage for a dramatic conclusion. Jerry also discusses how he entered Powerl…
 
American National Team Coaches Arian 'Messi' Khamesi and 'Big' Bill McCarthy return to join 6 Pack Lapadat (and briefly Rory Lynch) to discuss the proposed new women's divisions in the IPF (still yet to be voted on). Who will likely move to these classes, what showdowns may occure, and how it will impact the sport. Also discussed is the growing num…
 
Angelo Fortino, the biggest 83 kg deadlifter of all time and host of 2 White Lights podcast, joins 6 Pack Lapadat to speak on the game, chicken heels, how lifters are playing the trash talk game wrong, whom he admires in Powerlifting, how Layne Norton coached him without even knowing it, his first Nationals sparking a change that has transformed hi…
 
Steve Gentili joins 6 Pack Lapadat and opens up about his troubled youth, stints in the system, battles with drug addiction, and overcoming his past struggles to become a successful athlete/entrepreneur/and coach. Steve talks about the time he almost died and was asked to sign his last will and testament while in the hospital, and when a new partne…
 
LS McClain opens up on the George Floyd murder, the ensuing protests, rioting, police brutality, systematic racism, centuries of oppression, the reality for black Americans, who has stepped up, who has stepped back, and what he hopes to see. In a hard hitting discussion, the two-time IPF World Champion leaves his mark. 6 Pack Lapadat hosts.…
 
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