Episode 398 - Derrick Johnson - Olympic Weightlifting


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For Episode 398 of The Paleo Solution Podcast we have guest Derrick Johnson. Derrick is a multi-time national championship winning Olympic weightlifter, all-time American record holder, and founder and president of the Kings of Weightlifting.

Show Notes

00:00 – Pre-intro and summary 3:17 – Derrick’s background and how he started olympic weightlifting 6:54 – Sports background 9:06 – Nutrition, painkillers, and knee surgery 11:57 – How low carb and keto got on Derrick’s radar 17:12 – Controlling inflammation 17:51 – Winning championships and breaking records 20:36 – Nutrition first and what Derrick is eating 31:30 – Food with Derrick’s family 32:56 – Derrick’s training 37:00 – Coaching and dealing with hard charging athletes 40:54 – Olympic weightlifting and kids specializing in sports 43:14 – Periodization and movement variability to prevent injury 45:00 – Where to find Derrick

Derrick Johnson: Twitter: https://twitter.com/4derrick Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/4derrick/ Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/4derrick/

Kings of Weightlifting (Derrick’s Non-Profit, free after-school Olympic weightlifting program for underprivileged youth with the goal of strengthening the community one kid at a time.) Website: https://www.kingsofweightlifting.com/ Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/TheKingsOfWeightlifting/ Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/thekingsofweightlifting/

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