LATEST ARTICLES

Training Masters Fitness Athletes: Lessons on Goals, Volume, and Intensity

As functional fitness training continues to grow into 2017, the number of participants aged 50+ also continues to rise. Whether they be former athletes, or your average weekend warrior, it is important to take the appropriate precautions when designing...

5 Reasons Functional Fitness Athletes Can Benefit from “Formal” Weightlifting

Being a weightlifting coach at a premiere CrossFit® gym in New York City, I have had the opportunity to work with many members and drop-ins from all over the globe, who in one way or another have embraced the...

Watch KC Mitchell, the First Amputee to Complete a Full USPA Powerlifting Meet

There's a good chance you've heard the name KC Mitchell or "That 1 Leg Monster" before, which is how he goes on social media. Mitchell is a military veteran who's building his name and reputation as a powerlifter — with...

You Can Vote for the IWF’s Weightlifter of the Year

The International Weightlifting Federation has officially opened up their voting process for the World Weightlifting's Best Lifter of the Year 2016, and you, fellow fan of weightlifting, are eligible to vote. All you need to do is have a...

Video Shows Lu Xiaojun’s Return to Training and Future Aspirations

Very few elite strength athletes are as decorated as China's top 77kg weightlifter, Lu Xiaojun. He's a world record holder, an Olympic champion, and has won multiple World Championships. It's exciting news to hear that he will continue to train and doesn't...

Cailer Woolam Shows Sumo Haters He Can Deadlift Conventional, Too

Cailer Woolam, 22 years old, is plain and simple a deadlift guy (though he's working hard on rounding out his lifts). There's no questioning the strength he possesses when pulling obscene amounts of weight off the ground, but there...

Liu Hao Makes a 280kg Squat for Five Reps Look Like a Warmup

Liu Hao, 28 years old, is a Chinese weightlifter who's no stranger to putting up big numbers. He's normally a competitor in the 94kg weight class and has built a reputation around his strength under the bar. In his latest video,...

Why L-Arginine Isn’t Such a Great Pre-Workout

We know – the world of fitness supplements can be confusing. You probably know that protein powder is an easy way to reach your calorie and macronutrient goals and that creatine is a safe and effective way to increase power...

How to Increase Your Speed Under the Barbell in the Snatch

Getting under a barbell in a fraction of a second takes courage, precision, and power. The ability to drive a load vertically with the legs, back, and traps is only half the lift, with many lifters finding it challenging...

IWF: Khadzhimurat Akkaev Tests Positive from 2012 Olympic Games

In a public disclosure released on January 13th, the International Weightlifting Federation (IWF) reports that Russian weightlifter Khadzhimurat Akkaev tested positive from a test taken prior to competition at the 2012 London Olympic Games. Akkaev's retest came back positive for...