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When to Watch USA Weightlifting’s Athletes at the 2017 World Championships

The 2017 IWF Weightlifting World Championships are currently underway in Anaheim, California. They started yesterday the 28th, and will be running through Tuesday, December 5th, so if you've missed the first couple days, then don't sweat — we have...

3 Phases of Building Successful Weightlifting Athletes

In the last article I did for BarBend, I mentioned I am a bit of a science geek. And in my tenure as a coach, I’ve read a few books that I would highly recommend to any coach. The...

Cease and De-Stick: Three Steps to Eliminate Squat Sticking Points

As a guy who’s built to deadlift, I used to really struggle with sticking points in my squat. I like to use a lot of lower back and quad, and, as a result, I often found myself falling forward...

Our Favorite Black Friday Equipment Deals for 2017

Love it or hate it, Black Friday brings out some of the internet's best deals on strength equipment. From belts to barbells, from big discounts to cheap shipping, we've highlighted some of our favorite can't-miss deals below (organized by...

Perfecting Your Program: Add Pounds to Your Bench Press

I see far more lifters struggle with bench than with squat or deadlift, and I include myself in that group. My bench is by far my weakest lift, and although it’s improving, it’s improving slowly. It’s a tricky movement...

Dmytro Semenenko (-105kg) Made the Heaviest Squat at IPF Worlds

Ukrainian powerlifter Dmytro Semenenko has added an enormous 4.24 times bodyweight squat to the history books at the IPF Open World Championships: 445.5 kilograms (982.1 pounds) at -105kg bodyweight. (He weighed 104.98 kilograms — that weigh in must have...

Ben Smith and Adam Klink Sit In First for Fraser Froning Vs. The World...

When we first wrote about how Mat Fraser and Rich Froning challenged the world to a series of workouts, we were a little skeptical about anyone being able to best them. After all, these are two multi-time Reebok CrossFit...

4 Benefits of Jumping Lunges

Jumping lunges are performed in both general fitness programs and sports performance systems to enhance lower body power outputs, movement mechanics, and injury proof the body. In this article we will discuss four primary benefits coaches and athletes can...

7 Moves for a Stronger, Shredded Serratus

The serratus muscle spans over the top of your eight or nine upper ribs — it looks like a serrated knife, hence the name — and while it’s usually thought of as the cherry on top of a chiseled...

Naim Süleymanoğlu, 3-Time Olympic Champion Weightlifter, Passes Away At Age 50

Turkish weightlifter and multi-time Olympic and World Champion Naim Süleymanoğlu has passed away after a lengthy battle with liver disease. Süleymanoğlu is considered by many to be the greatest weightlifter of all time. He was 50 years old. Earlier this...

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The 8 Best Yoga Poses for Olympic Weightlifters

Olympic weightlifting places more demands on the body’s mobility, balance, coordination, and flexibility than perhaps any other sport, but that’s not the only reason...

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