On this episode of the Academy Podcast, Dhani talks to Niki Varbanov, son to Olympic Weightlifting greats Alex and Irena Varbanov. Niki holds records in the Ontario Senior, Junior, Juvenile, and Youth categories. His completion records are 107kg (236 lbs) snatch and 135kg (298 lbs).
On this episode Niki and Dhani discuss:
- Niki's training history.
- The tradition of Bulgarian weightlifting.
- Staying focused.
- And Niki shares some advice for everyone.
CROSSFIT BEFORE CROSSFIT: GOING BACK TO BULGARIA & BACK IN TIME.
In the Summer of 2014, Dhani Oks, took a trip to Bulgaria with the Varbanov Family to learn about the history, people, places and dance moves of the mythical & mysterious Bulgarian Olympic Weightlifting Champions.