The sport of weightlifting is looking to close out 2022 on a high note. The 2022 International Weightlifting Federation (IWF) World Weightlifting Championships (WWC) will commence on Dec. 5 and run through the 16th in Bogotá, Colombia. In addition to hosting many of the world's most accomplished professional Olympic lifters,...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!
Olympic weightlifting in 2023 is fast approaching. On Nov. 1, 2022, USA Weightlifting (USAW) released the dates and locations for the 2023 North American Open Series (NAOSs) and National University Championships (NUC), and the Friendship Cup. For the first time...Read more
I've seen the estimate a few times. You can get it to hang on a little bit with snatch. You could see it's not the same, though. The ease isn't the same. They're diving under there and they're barely...But dead...Read more
Mat Fraser is building a coalition. On Nov. 7, 2022, his organization Hard Work Pays Off (HWPO) Training will launch a new branch of its coaching service called "HWPO Lift." Lift is an Olympic lifting-based strength training cycle, with each cycle...Read more
IWF President Speaks on Possible Change to World Championships Format, Addresses Diversity in Weightlifting
On Thursday, Oct. 13, 2022, insidethegames reported that the upcoming International Weightlifting Federation's (IWF) World Weightlifting Championships in Bogotá, Colombia, may operate two competitive platforms simultaneously. Moreover, insidethegames' reporting contained several remarks from newly-elected IWF president Mohamed Jalood, who spoke positively...Read more
Some athletes are in a league of their own. On Thursday, Oct. 20, 2022, 18-year-old American weightlifter Hampton Morris broke his own Junior World Record in the clean & jerk...again. Morris, a 61-kilogram competitor, locked out 163 kilograms (359.3 pounds)...Read more
Clarence Kennedy is a vault of lifting riches. On Thursday, Oct. 20, 2022, the former competitive Olympic lifter published a new all-time heaviest snatch to social media — 190 kilograms, or 418.8 pounds. Not only is it a world-class lift...Read more