"Either you make the lift or you don't" with Paulie Steinman
This week we talk with Paulie Steinman, the head coach of USA Powerlifting's Classic Masters Team and owner of the beloved Brooklyn gym South Brooklyn Weightlifting Club. We get a master class in dealing with failure and adversity and then Paulie gives some tough love to a listener dealing with impending baldness.
Paulie Steinman has taken a long and meandering path to get to where he is now. He was born in London, England in 1970. He grew up in Potomac, Maryland and Long Island, NY and he currently resides in Brooklyn, NY. Paulie graduated from New York University with a BFA in Film. He worked in the NY film industry as a Grip for about 15 years. He then helped create and manage a screen printing and embroidery factory in Red Hook, Brooklyn for about 10 years. In 2010 he started the South Brooklyn Weightlifting Club (SBWC) and he currently runs it with his wife, Rebecca. SBWC is a unique gym that focuses on barbell sports, wellness, and the mental components of strength training. Paulie is heavily involved in USA Powerlifting as a member of the Executive Committee, National Team coach, and an instructor for the USA Powerlifting coaching courses. Paulie coaches and teaches all over the world and he works with lifters of all levels from novice to world champions. Over the span of his life, Paulie has literally lost everything and then rebuilt it all back up. Clearly, he has not be afraid to take risks. These experiences have helped shape his philosophy and outlook on life. Part of this story can be seen in the 2016 documentary Weight.
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