Weightlifting

Have You Seen Korean Weightlifter Lee Sang’s Drop-and-Catch Lifting Videos?

Editors note: This article is intended to be satirical and light hearted for pure enjoyment. We're not endorsing the performance of this movement, or activity in any form of your training, as it could lead to injury. Very rarely does...

Ken Patera Was the First American to Clean & Jerk 500 lbs

When you think Ken Patera, what comes to mind? For most, it's probably a career spent in professional wrestling, but Patera built his strong athletic background through lifting and other sports. For example, did you know Patera competed in...

Here’s What One of the World’s Strongest Vegans Eats for Breakfast

During his recent trip to Canada, during which he had an epic lift-off with Cal Strength's Spencer Moorman, Irish weightlifter and YouTube personality Clarence Kennedy recorded a full day of eating with his pal Omar Isuf. There are a couple...

Rethinking Overhead: How to Fix a Stalled Split Jerk

Over the years I’ve found that athletes either love the split jerk or they hate it. There is no middle ground. Regardless of which side you fall on it’s a necessity in weightlifting and for most, always a work...

How to Eat and Train for Healthier Ligaments

Some strength athletes spend an awful lot of time thinking about their joint health without giving much consideration to the health of their ligaments, the bands of tough-yet-flexible connective tissue that connect bones to other bones. Ligaments aren’t muscles so...

Check Out Ian Wilson’s Latest 220kg/485 lb Jerk Off Blocks

American 105kg weightlifter Ian Wilson is coming back and in a big way. Late last week, we wrote about Wilson's recent 285kg (628 lb) squat PR, and why it could mean big things for the US at this year's IWF...

What’s Your Weightlifting Status? Sean Waxman’s Calculator Can Tell You

How much time have you spent thinking about your Olympic lifts? These thoughts could involve your programming, current lifting status, where you want your lifts to be, and areas you may be lacking in. Weightlifting as a sport is...

The Pitfalls of Social Media In the World of Strength and Fitness

With the age of social media, we’re bombarded by the lives and experiences of everyone around us. It’s difficult to scroll through Facebook or Instagram without seeing a picture or video of someone hitting a new personal record, or...

Ian Wilson’s 285kg Squat PR Spells Big Things

Ian Wilson is a phenomenal weightlifter, and after taking some time off to recover from shoulder and knee surgeries, he has returned to PR city. Today we wanted to highlight his latest personal record, a very tough looking back squat...

Check Out Who’s Representing the USA at the World Weightlifting Championships

The IWF World Championships are quickly approaching, and if you didn't already know, this year the championships are being held on American soil at the Anaheim Convention Center in Anaheim, California. The competition dates are set for November 25th-December...

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Look, we'll square with you: When it comes to The CrossFit Games, the best show is normally the Individuals, followed by the Teams, with...

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