Weightlifting

Sumo Deadlift Ultimate Guide – Exercises, Benefits, and Muscles Worked

The sumo deadlift is a widely used deadlift variation seen in most powerlifting, fitness, and strength and conditioning programs. While both the sumo deadlift and conventional deadlift produce similar net effects, there are some key differences between the sumo...

How Alyssa Ritchey Transitioned from CrossFit Regionals to International Weightlifter

She's one of only a handful of American women to clean & jerk double her bodyweight in competition, and now, Alyssa Ritchey is headed to Miami this July after making her first Pan American Championships Team. If you haven't heard...

How to Deadlift 500lbs (and More) – Programming, Tips, and Mentality

The deadlift is one of the most empowering movements one can do with a barbell. Pulling strength is key to nearly every strength, power, and functional fitness movement, with many lifters always looking for the top tips and tricks...

Leather Vs. Nylon Lifting Belts: What Are the Differences?

Of all the lifting belts variations, there tends to be two different base materials that belts will made out of; these are leather and nylon. There are multiple material blends, foam inserts, and cloth variations in belts, but at the...

5 USA Weightlifting Members in Contention for Senior IWF Positions

It’s election season at the International Weightlifting Federation, and that means that hundreds of candidates are running for positions at the world’s foremost weightlifting organization. There are eight categories in which people are running: President, General Secretary 1st Vice President,...

Front Squat Exercise Guide – Proper Form and Muscles Worked

In an earlier article I put together all of the major squat styles into one complete and comprehensive "Ultimate Squat Guide". One style of squatting found among the others was the front squat, a uniquely challenging and highly beneficial...

Rehband 7mm Vs. Emerge 7mm Knee Sleeves

The Rehband and Emergy 7mm Neoprene Knee Sleeves are both similar in design, material with 7mm neoprene, durability in that they both have reinforced stitching, and actual size. While there are plenty of similarities between these sleeves, there's an equal amount of...

USA Weightlifting Announces Senior Pan American Championships Squad

Late yesterday, USA Weightlifting announced the men's and women's teams for this year's Pan American Championships, which will be held from July 20-27 at the Miccosukee Resort in Miami, Florida. The announcement of the teams comes after much speculation from fans,...

Squats Exercise Guide – Proper Form and Muscles Worked

All squats are not created equal. I repeat, all squats are not created equal. Many lifters and athletes perform squats in the same way in which they were first taught and/or have seen on Instagram and Youtube. While those are...

Check Out This Epic Split/Squat Jerk Combo Save

When Olympic lifts go wrong, there's often not a whole lot we can do to save them. This becomes increasingly true in competition when you factor in fatigue and nerves. Yet, every once in a while you stumble across athletes...

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The 4 Strongest Vegans On Earth

Meat consumption is rising faster than ever, but plenty of strength athletes have shattered records without touching the stuff. Check out our list below...

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