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Eating, Training, and Triple Days in Prep for the 2020 Olympics w/ Wes Kitts, Anders Varner, and Doug Larson and Jackie Perez – Barbell Shrugged — Barbell Shrugged #417

Wes Kitts, 2018 and 2019 Pan American Olympic weightlifting champion. Kitts was born in Knoxville, TN where he played high school soccer and football before going on to play Division 1AA football for Austin Peay State University. He began his weightlifting journey in 2014. In 2016 Wes moved to San Ramon, California to begin training at California Strength. He currently competes in the 109kg weight class, having moved up from 105kg class due to recent changes made by the IWF. Kitts holds multiple national titles including 2015 American Open Champion, 2016 National Champion, and 2016 American Open Champion. Kitts is currently coached by Dave spits and looks to make a run at the 2020 Tokyo Summer Olympic Games.

In this episode of Barbell Shrugged, Anders, Doug, and Jackie Perez discuss the lead up to 2019 Worlds, the 2020 Olympics, and how in the hell Wes Kitts got so strong.

Minute Breakdown:

1-10 NFL or Weightlifting for power athletes

11-20 The introduction to Dave Spitz and Cal Strength

21-30 Eating and Training for Triple Days

31-40 Competing on the Olympic Stage

41-50 Preparing for One Ton Challenge 

51-60 Strongman as a sport and eating to be huge

Connect with Wes Kitts

Connect with Jackie Perez

Anders Varner on Instagram

Doug Larson on Instagram



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