Episode 71: Pain and Injury in Powerlifting ft. Charlie Dickson

This week, Kevin hops on the mic with DPT student and IPF world champion Charlie Dickson. Charlie and Kevin talk about pain within training, pushing through or rehabbing an injury, and Charlie’s current training.

4:00: Recovering from training and the mental piece of competing in powerlifting
20:05: Why training while rehabbing an injury may be good for your future
25:00: Charlie’s current training split
32:00: Working steps for training alongside an injury
37:50: How Charlie’s internship for Barbell Medicine has positively impacted his training
45:00: Charlie’s decision to move up to the 93kg weight class

Charlie Dickson is an intern for the Pain and Rehab Division of Barbell Medicine. He graduated Summa Cum Laude with his B.S. in Human Nutrition, Foods, and Exercise from Virginia Tech and is currently a 2nd year Doctor of Physical Therapy Student at Radford University.

Charlie started powerlifting in 2014 and went on to win the Junior 83kg International Powerlifting Federation (IPF) World Championship in the summer of 2018. He has achieved personal best lifts of a 675lbs squat, 440lbs bench press, and a 715lbs deadlift.

When Charlie isn’t studying or lifting heavy things, you can find him playing with his 3 poodles, hiking, or contemplating the meaning of life. You can find him on Instagram at @Charlie_barbellmedicine or email him at Charlie@barbellmedicine.com.

Let us know that you like this episode by giving us a 5-star rating or a review on Apple Podcasts! We are always looking for feedback to make the episodes even better. If you’re interested in being on the show or know someone who would make a great guest, you can email us at alyssaliftsthings@gmail.com.

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You can follow Kevin on Instagram at @kwcann and Alyssa at @alyssaliftsthings.

Intro/outro music from freemusicarchive.org
Artist: MELLViNS
Track: Way Down Below

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