Weightlifting

Travis Mash Talks Hip Thrusts, Hypertrophy, and Teenage Hormones

Travis Mash is one of the most influential figures in contemporary American weightlifting, crafting athlete after nationally competitive athlete at his North Carolina gym Mash Elite Performance. During his long career in strength he's been a world champion powerlifter,...

Unplug from Technology in the Gym for Bigger Lifts

As a science geek and man who loves data driven solutions, I am always looking for the next great piece of technology to help my lifters take their weights to the next level. If there is a piece of...

More Weightlifting Changes Speculated for 2020 Olympics

News continues to drop about what to expect for weightlifting at the 2020 Tokyo Olympics. Back in June, it was first reported that there would be significant changes to the weightlifting program at the 2020 Olympics. To start, total...

5 Benefits of Deficit Deadlifts

With so many deadlift and pulling (snatch and clean pull) variations to choose from, it can often be overwhelming which one to choose based on your needs, weaknesses, and individual goals. The deficit deadlift is a great deadlift variation...

Chinese Whistleblower Claims Over 10,000 Athletes Were Doped in 80s and 90s

A former doctor for the Chinese Olympic team during the 1980s and 1990s has turned whistleblower. Xue Yinxian, now 79 years old, claims that during her tenure, over 10,000 Chinese athletes, including weightlifters, swimmers, and gymnasts, were involved in...

Suspension Starts for Nine IWF Member Federations

One-year suspensions of nine IWF member federations took effect this weekend as a result of anti-doping rule violations (ADRVs) from the 2008 and 2012 Olympic Games. The countries are Armenia, Azerbaijan, Belarus, China, Moldova, Kazakhstan, Russia, Turkey, and Ukraine, none...

Sohrab Moradi (94kg) Breaks World Record Clean & Jerk in Training

When we last heard about Iranian 94kg weightlifter and 2016 Olympic Champion Sohrab Moradi, he was breaking the World Record for the total in his weight class. Now, less than a month later, Moradi is making waves again, this...

Harrison Maurus (77kg) Hits New PR Snatch at 155kg

It was less than a month ago when we reported 77kg American lifter Harrison Maurus hit a new PR snatch at 150kg. And since we've come to accept remarkable progress from the lifting prodigy, it shouldn't be too much...

Could Weight Distribution Be the Reason You’re Missing Olympic Lifts?

Weightlifting technique is built off of cause and effect principles. Very simply put, when you push down, things move up. You push forwards, things move backwards. Unfortunately, we lose sight of basic physiological and biomechanical principles and become married...

How 7 Elite Powerlifters and Weightlifters Warm Up for Squats

Every body is different, and the warmup that's perfect for one athlete can = be subpar for others. As one of the most challenging movements the body can perform, there are a lot of ways people approach the back squat,...

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