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#76 - Richie Patterson On German Weightlifting, Getting Back In The Game & PED’s

Richard John Edward "Richie" Patterson is a weightlifting competitor for New Zealand.At the 2010 Commonwealth Games in Delhi he won the silver medal in the men's 85 kg weightlifting event. He was New Zealand's flagbearer in the 2014 Commonwealth Games closing ceremony.

Richie starts with telling us about how he got into weightlifting, his background, and what his training regimen looks like. He then goes on to talk about the German weightlifting system, as well as the differences between Bulgarian and German training methods.

We then go to talk about Richie’s first international competition. He goes on to talk about how he responded to failure. He goes on to talk about some mental preparation before lifts, as well as on his experience in playing in regionals. He also talks about weightlifting in a global sense, as well as the risk and rewards that come with the use of performance enhancing drugs.

Another choice episode with a renowned weightlifter. There’s some good advice that you can take away from this conversation. Enjoy the episode, guys!

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Show Notes:

  • Tommy’s tribute. [4:45]
  • Richie shares his background and how he got his life into weightlifting. [06:40]
  • Richie’s training look like. [10:43]
  • The general training system of German weightlifting. [12:30]
  • The difference of Bulgarian and German method of training. [13:50]
  • Keeping up of the volume of training. [19:27]
  • The smolov squatting program. [25:15]
  • Richie’s first international competition. [26:15]
  • What is your response when you got failed? [28:05]
  • From being an athlete to coaching athlete. [32:30]
  • Coming back to game. [36:22]
  • His mental preparation before lifting weights. [38:19]
  • How can you get the best of your athlete? [40:40]
  • Playing on the regionals. [44:20]
  • Weightlifting in the global sense.  [47:02]
  • The risk and reward of taking performance enhancement drugs. [48:30]
  • What is next to Richie Patterson? [50:58]
  • 6 from 6 [52:50]
  • Where is your favorite travel destination? [53:15]
  • What is your dream destination? [53:40]
  • What books would you recommend? [54:10]
  • Who is your biggest role model? [55:16]
  • What are the things that you do in your downtime? [55:45]
  • When you could invite three people to dinner, who would they be? [56:55]

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Your weekly podcast exploring fitness, adventure and life. Hosted By Bill Kerr and Tommy Ahern, AdventureFit Radio focuses on bringing you interesting interviews from all realms of fitness, adventure and life in general.