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Kendrick Farris

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The Journey of an Inner-City Kid to 3x Olympian with Kendrick Farris

Nimai Delgado Podcast

Today on Generation V, Nimai interviews Kendrick Farris. Kendrick started lifting at 12 years old and in less than 10 years, he won back-to-back national titles and qualified for his first Olympic team. He broke the US record in 2016 for lifting a combined weight of 831 lbs while on a plant-based diet. Listen as Kendrick shares how his second child affected his view on nutrition and deciding to go vegan. “Even if you don’t agree, just respect it and understand that we are working together. ” – Kendrick Farris What do you want to hear from the Generation V Podcast? Tell us here! Timestamps: 03:56 – Kendrick talks about his background 05:05 – Behind Olympic weightlifting — the structure, efforts, and coaching 09:37 – How Kendrick’s overall experience in weightlifting taught him patience 18:58 – Raising a son created a huge change in Kendrick’s life 20:43 – The preparations to qualify for trials 27:16 – Nutrition and the food pyramid – their importance and role in our bodies 32:46 – Kendrick shares his first Olympic game in China and the other Olympic games after 40:10 – Having a second child made Kendrick to change the way he eats – the transition to becoming vegan 48:25 – The veggie lasagna is one staple in his diet 57:36 – Breaking the US Record on a plant-based diet in 2016 01:09:03 – People were intrigued with Kendrick on a plant-based diet 01:17:54 – Kendrick’s work on Bless the Gym 01:21:53 – What’s next for Kendrick: Working on his consistency Resources: Bless the Gym Connect with Kendrick: Facebook Twitter Instagram Youtube Connect with Nimai: Facebook Instagram Youtube veganfitness.com www.vivolife.com builtapparel.net Discount Code: Nimai10

1hr 31mins

3 Oct 2018

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10's Talk with Kendrick Farris

The Vaughn Weightlifting Podcast

In this episode we talk to 3 time olympian Kendrick Farris. He gave us some valuable insight on the popular LSUS template program(AKA "The 10's Program" or "The Kendrick Farris Program"); how and why it has been a constant throughout his career. Also we ask him what he thought about being an underdog for the 2016 Olympic spot that he ultimately earned, as well as what one thing through his whole career he would go back and do different given the chance.Chad and Adam close out the episode with their own thoughts on the LSUS 10's program, how they have used it , made individualized adjustments, and benefitted from it. Can YOU benefit from this program? Where do you start? What individualized adjustments might you need to make? How do you go about making modifications to any general program/template to help you reach your goals, be the best you can be? Listen in for many immediately applicable recommendations.

59mins

7 Dec 2016

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130- Kendrick Farris: Learn From My Mistakes, "Be Better Than Me"

Barbell Shrugged

This week on Barbell Shrugged we are joined once again by the one and only Kendrick Farris, two-time Olympian for USA Weightlifting, tattoo aficionado, part-time comedian and all around amazing dude.  Just in case you missed Kendrick’s first two appearances on the show, make sure you go back and check outepisode 55, as well as episode 76. Trust me, you never want to miss out on what he has to say.  Kendrick always gets us fired up when he speaks, but it’s quite another to actually see Kendrick lift. Imagine, a man his size easily tossing almost 500 pounds overhead, or easily squatting 550 pounds rep after rep. It’s incredible. On the world stage this guy is as strong as any lifter his size, period. The Olympics are always a really tough competition for the United States, sure, but I for one can’t wait to see Kendrick on the Rio platform in 2016. The Barbell Shrugged crew will be right there in the stands, sipping Caipirinha’s and cheering him on as loud as we possibly can.  To get that damn good, you would think Kendrick has sacrificed everything for the sport of weightlifting. It wouldn’t surprise you if he came off as obsessed, hyper-competitive and all that. But the truth is that he lives a remarkably balanced life. Kendrick’s Instagram feed is not just a showcase for his lifting prowess. It’s mostly pictures of friends, family, and more than a few tattoo sessions. He’s the type of guy who loves and shares openly. He wants you to be better than him one day, which is probably exactly why he’s such an amazing lifter. Attitude is everything.  Kendrick doesn’t compete to impress anyone, especially not himself. He’s just interested in learning what works best for weightlifting. Sure, dominating the platform is the ultimate goal, but only because it creates a platform for Kendrick to inspire, teach, and share his remarkable point of view on lifting and living. It also gives him the opportunity to meet the best coaches in the world, to mix and share ideas, and to push the community forward.  Between Kendrick and the lovely Diane Fu there’s never been a better time to learn the sport of weightlifting. They both have such an amazing, open attitude to coaching and sharing information. Their seminars really are some of the best coaching experiences you could hope to have, really.  You can check out dates for Kendrick’s Bless the Gym Tour here. Also, if you want some Diane Fu in your life, check out her event schedule. You’d be silly not to go, especially when they coach together. Do it!  If you want a summary of Kendrick’s wisdom look no further than his attitude towards weight and diet. Lifters often obsess about cutting weight before a big competition. The rationale is clear enough. If you can cut hard, then regain weight after weigh-ins you will have a clear competitive advantage over the other folks in your weight class. And that’s true, but more often than not the cut leaves you feeling like shit. This is what happens when you spend more time thinking about the competition, forgetting what it is that’s best for you. Likewise, diet is cool and all, but there’s no sense in obsessing over it. The details, demands, and strict food limitations aren’t necessary. That’s time and effort that could otherwise be spent with the barbell, which is a far better way to become a great lifter. Does Kendrick eat Paleo? Does he have a personal chef or catering services provide him meals? Hardly. He seems to spend most of his time crushing bags of trail mix in between training sessions. It’s not ideal, but he seems to love it. Maybe that’s the only dietary detail that matters.  Get with a great coach, or two, or three. Move efficiently, but find out works best for you. There are no hard rules. Do your thing. Refine it. Put together a long-term plan and be patient. Train hard, and with a community of great lifters. Eat what you need to eat. Weigh what you’re going to weigh. Be the strongest possible version of yourself.   If you want more Kendrick in your life, make sure to follow him on Instagram. You don’t want to miss any of his pancake sessions or heavy squat workouts, trust me. You can also follow him on Facebook and Twitter.  Bless the gym! Cheers,  Chris Moore

34mins

16 Jul 2014

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130- Kendrick Farris: Learn From My Mistakes, "Be Better Than Me"

Barbell Shrugged

This week on Barbell Shrugged we are joined once again by the one and only Kendrick Farris, two-time Olympian for USA Weightlifting, tattoo aficionado, part-time comedian and all around amazing dude.    Just in case you missed Kendrick’s first two appearances on the show, make sure you go back and check outepisode 55, as well as episode 76. Trust me, you never want to miss out on what he has to say.    Kendrick always gets us fired up when he speaks, but it’s quite another to actually see Kendrick lift. Imagine, a man his size easily tossing almost 500 pounds overhead, or easily squatting 550 pounds rep after rep. It’s incredible. On the world stage this guy is as strong as any lifter his size, period. The Olympics are always a really tough competition for the United States, sure, but I for one can’t wait to see Kendrick on the Rio platform in 2016. The Barbell Shrugged crew will be right there in the stands, sipping Caipirinha’s and cheering him on as loud as we possibly can.    To get that damn good, you would think Kendrick has sacrificed everything for the sport of weightlifting. It wouldn’t surprise you if he came off as obsessed, hyper-competitive and all that. But the truth is that he lives a remarkably balanced life. Kendrick’s Instagram feed is not just a showcase for his lifting prowess. It’s mostly pictures of friends, family, and more than a few tattoo sessions. He’s the type of guy who loves and shares openly. He wants you to be better than him one day, which is probably exactly why he’s such an amazing lifter. Attitude is everything.    Kendrick doesn’t compete to impress anyone, especially not himself. He’s just interested in learning what works best for weightlifting. Sure, dominating the platform is the ultimate goal, but only because it creates a platform for Kendrick to inspire, teach, and share his remarkable point of view on lifting and living. It also gives him the opportunity to meet the best coaches in the world, to mix and share ideas, and to push the community forward.    Between Kendrick and the lovely Diane Fu there’s never been a better time to learn the sport of weightlifting. They both have such an amazing, open attitude to coaching and sharing information. Their seminars really are some of the best coaching experiences you could hope to have, really.    You can check out dates for Kendrick’s Bless the Gym Tour here. Also, if you want some Diane Fu in your life, check out her event schedule. You’d be silly not to go, especially when they coach together. Do it!    If you want a summary of Kendrick’s wisdom look no further than his attitude towards weight and diet. Lifters often obsess about cutting weight before a big competition. The rationale is clear enough. If you can cut hard, then regain weight after weigh-ins you will have a clear competitive advantage over the other folks in your weight class. And that’s true, but more often than not the cut leaves you feeling like shit. This is what happens when you spend more time thinking about the competition, forgetting what it is that’s best for you. Likewise, diet is cool and all, but there’s no sense in obsessing over it. The details, demands, and strict food limitations aren’t necessary. That’s time and effort that could otherwise be spent with the barbell, which is a far better way to become a great lifter. Does Kendrick eat Paleo? Does he have a personal chef or catering services provide him meals? Hardly. He seems to spend most of his time crushing bags of trail mix in between training sessions. It’s not ideal, but he seems to love it. Maybe that’s the only dietary detail that matters.    Get with a great coach, or two, or three. Move efficiently, but find out works best for you. There are no hard rules. Do your thing. Refine it. Put together a long-term plan and be patient. Train hard, and with a community of great lifters. Eat what you need to eat. Weigh what you’re going to weigh. Be the strongest possible version of yourself.     If you want more Kendrick in your life, make sure to follow him on Instagram. You don’t want to miss any of his pancake sessions or heavy squat workouts, trust me. You can also follow him on Facebook and Twitter.    Bless the gym!   Cheers,    Chris Moore  

34mins

16 Jul 2014

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76- Interview w/Kendrick Farris and Aja Barto at the CrossFit Games

Barbell Shrugged

This week on Barbell Shrugged we interview national champion weightlifter and 2-time olympian Kendrick Farris and 3-time CrossFit games athlete Aja Barto at the 2013 CrossFit games!

25mins

14 Aug 2013

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76- Interview w/Kendrick Farris and Aja Barto at the CrossFit Games

Barbell Shrugged

This week on Barbell Shrugged we interview national champion weightlifter and 2-time olympian Kendrick Farris and 3-time CrossFit games athlete Aja Barto at the 2013 CrossFit games!

25mins

14 Aug 2013

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55- Interview with Kendrick Farris 2-Time Olympian for USA Weightlifting

Barbell Shrugged

On this episode of the Barbell Shrugged podcast the crew travels to Johnson City, TN for the USAW Weightlifting Collegiate Nationals to interview two time olympian Kendrick Farris.

37mins

10 Apr 2013

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55- Interview with Kendrick Farris 2-Time Olympian for USA Weightlifting

Barbell Shrugged

On this episode of the Barbell Shrugged podcast the crew travels to Johnson City, TN for the USAW Weightlifting Collegiate Nationals to interview two time olympian Kendrick Farris.

37mins

10 Apr 2013