Wes Kitts is a competitive weightlifter who currently competes with the California Strength weightlifting team.
Recent episodes featuring Wes Kitts
Wes Kitts 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
Shrugged Collective
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 ----------------------------------------- 20 REP BACK SQUAT PROGRAM ----------------------------------------- Please Support Our Sponsors   Savage Barbell Apparel - Save 25% on your first order using the code “SHRUGGED”   Organifi - Save 20% using code: “Shrugged” at organifi.com/shrugged   WHOOP - Save $30 on 12 or 18 month membership plan using code “SHRUGGED” at checkout -------------------------------------------- One Ton Challenge    Find your 1rm in the snatch, clean, jerk, squat, dead, bench.    Add them up to find your One Ton Total.    The goal is 2,000 pounds for men and 1,200 for women.    “What is the One Ton Challenge”   “How Strong is Strong Enough” ----------------------------------------------------------------------- Show notes at: http://www.shruggedcollective.com/bbs-kitts -----------------------------------------------------------------------   ► Subscribe to Barbell Shrugged's Channel Here ► Subscribe to Shrugged Collective's Channel Here http://bit.ly/BarbellShruggedSubscribe 📲 🎧 Listen to the audio version on the Apple Podcast App or Stitcher for Android Here- http://bit.ly/BarbellShruggedApple http://bit.ly/BarbellShruggedStitcher Shrugged Collective is a network of fitness, health and performance shows that help people achieve their physical and mental health goals.  Usually in the gym, but outside as well. In 2012 they posted their first Barbell Shrugged podcast and have been putting out weekly free videos and podcasts ever since. Along the way we've created successful online coaching programs including The Shrugged Strength Challenge, The Muscle Gain Challenge, FLIGHT, Barbell Shredded, and Barbell Bikini. We're also dedicated to helping affiliate gym owners grow their businesses and better serve their members by providing owners tools and resources like the Barbell Business Podcast. Find Shrugged Collective and their flagship show Barbell Shrugged here: SUBSCRIBE ON ITUNES ► http://bit.ly/ShruggedCollectiveiTunes WEBSITE ► https://www.ShruggedCollective.com INSTAGRAM ► https://instagram.com/shruggedcollective FACEBOOK ► https://facebook.com/barbellshruggedpodcast TWITTER ► http://twitter.com/barbellshrugged
Episode 37: Dave Spitz, Wes Kitts, and co-host Seb Ostrowicz
Philosophical Weightlifting Podcast
On Episode 37 of the Philosophical Weightlifting podcast I was joined by Dave Spitz and Wes Kitts of California Strength and Seb Ostrowicz of Weightlifting House. This was an incredible episode, topics covered included Dave’s approach to programming, Wes’ transition to Cal Strength, what makes a great weightlifter and weightlifting program, and so much more. I can’t stress enough how grateful I am that Dave, Wes, and Seb took time to record this with me. Go show these guys some love on their social media accounts and buy their products. They do so much for the sport, so let’s make sure they can keep producing content and great athletes! Cal Strength:https://www.californiastrength.com/Insta: https://www.instagram.com/cal_strength/?hl=enWeightlifting House:https://www.weightliftinghouse.com/Insta: https://www.instagram.com/weightlifting_house/?hl=enBar Shield:https://www.barshieldusa.com/ use discount code PWPODCAST for 10% off your entire purchase.
PC220 | Cal Strength Weightlifting – Dave Spitz and Wes Kitts – Part 2
50% Facts
PowerCast episode originally released Sep 7, 2017. Part two of our conversation with Dave Spitz and Wes Kitts of the weightlifting gym/team, Cal Strength. This episode includes a conversation about Cal Strength's NFL combine prep course, the most funny/painful story in the history of the show that DOESN'T involve poop, as well as other topics. You can find Dave at californiastrength.com and @cal_strength and @thebarbellwod on Instagram, and Wes at @weskitts22 on Instagram. Mark Bell and Jim McDonald host. @thejimmcd PowerCast theme by Aaron Moore  PowerCast logo by Joseph Manzo.  Audio and Video produced by Jim McDonald
PC219 | Cal Strength Weightlifting – Dave Spitz and Wes Kitts – Part 1
50% Facts
PowerCast episode originally released Sep 5, 2017. Dave Spitz, owner of California Strength, a well-known weightlifting gym on the Bay Area, and his top lifter Wes Kitts joined us recently. Wes is the owner of the American record for the snatch with 175kg (385.8 lbs). Part 1 largely focuses on Dave’s foray into weightlifting and how it led to the formation of California Strength. You can find Dave at californiastrength.com and @cal_strength and @thebarbellwod on Instagram, and Wes at @weskitts22 on Instagram. Mark Bell and Jim McDonald host. @thejimmcd PowerCast theme by Aaron Moore  PowerCast logo by Joseph Manzo.  Audio and Video produced by Jim McDonald
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4 hours, 16 minutes