The International Weightlifting Federation (IWF) has made what it considers to be significant strides toward improving the sport's leadership and culture. In a Jun. 26, 2022 press release from Tirana, Albania — the site of the Special & Electoral Congress as well as the recently-wrapped European Weightlifting Championships — the...Read more
Olympic weightlifters rely heavily on leg, back and pressing strength, with accessory movements being integrated to bring up weak muscle groups, improve any asymmetries and imbalances, and enhance a lifer’s injury resilience. Arm training, especially the triceps, biceps, and forearms,...Read more
What Is Weightlifting?
Weightlifting is a weight-classed strength sport. In competitive weightlifting, there needs to be a focus on balance of strength in the snatch and clean & jerk. An athlete’s platform success is comprised of the two competition lifts and these lifts include the,
- Clean & Jerk
Out of every strength sport, weightlifting tends to be regarded as the most technical and tough to pick up. Whether you’re setting records or brand new to the sport, this page will serve as your all-in-one weightlifting home!
USA Weightlifting Unveils Change to Competition Floor Plan & Warm-Up Area for 2022 National Championships
Athletes and fans of weightlifting alike can expect some changes to the upcoming 2022 USA Weightlifting (USAW) National Championships. This year's competition in Las Vegas, Nevada, will serve as a trial run as USAW attempts to shake up the viewership...Read more
Mahmoud Hassan (89KG) Scores Youth World Record Clean & Jerk of 193 Kilograms at 2022 IWF Youth World Championships
The 2022 International Weightlifting Federation (IWF) Youth World Championships were held in León, Mexico, from June 11-18, 2022. In the Men's 89-kilogram class, Mahmoud Hosny Elsayed Hassan of Egypt won the gold with a 343-kilogram (756.2-pound) total at an official...Read more
Two Olympic gold medals in two different weight classes. Six World Weightlifting Championships gold medals and three Pan-American gold medals. Twenty-six world records and seven Olympic records. Mr. Universe Champion on four occasions. That and more make up the career...Read more
In weightlifting, every day is back day. Moving the barbell involves using the strength of your whole body, and your back is a prime contributor to your success both on and off the platform. Whether you're squatting, pulling, or pressing,...Read more
Weightlifters live and die by the strength of their squats. On Jun. 8, 2022, World silver medalist and Tokyo Olympian Martha Ann "Mattie" Rogers posted a big back squat to social media — 190 kilograms (or 418.8 pounds), which she...Read more
The sport of weightlifting in America has suffered a tremendous blow. On Jun. 7, 2022, USA Weightlifting (USAW) published a press release revealing that retired weightlifter and Olympian Isaac "Ike" Berger has passed away. USAW didn't specify Berger's cause and date...Read more