Sohrab Moradi 2018 Weightlifting World Championships

Iranian Weightlifter Sohrab Moradi Breaks 3 World Records, Sweeps Gold

This year's IWF Weightlifting World Championships have been incredibly exciting to watch. We're not only getting to watch the implementation of the new weight classes at a senior world-level competition, but we're also witnessing history as more and more...

Weightlifting Training for Baseball Players

Olympic lifts have been shown to increase athletic potential. Most arguments for and against the usage of Olympic lifts for baseball players are not over the effectiveness of Olympic lifts making better athletes, but rather; what is the best...
Mattie Rogers Ashgabat 2018

Mattie Rogers Wins Bronze for the United States at World Weightlifting Championships

There’s no denying that Martha “Mattie” Rogers is one of the United States’ most popular weightlifters, and with good reason. Before the IWF instituted new bodyweight categories earlier this year she held all three senior American records in the...
Ashgabat Harrison Maurus

Harrison Maurus Sets a New American Clean & Jerk Record in Ashgabat

Eighteen-year-old Olympic weightlifter Harrison Maurus has not only set a junior American record, his monstrous clean & jerk at the World Weightlifting Championships is a a new senior American record as well.The -81kg athlete went 6 for 6 in...
lu xiaojun clean & jerk

Weightlifter Lu Xiaojun Wins Gold, Sets New World Record at Ashgabat

At the Weightlifting World Championships in Turkmenistan, Chinese weightlifter Lu Xiaojun has won gold and set a new world record in the extremely competitive -81kg weight class… at 34 years old.Lu, who just released his own line of barbells,...
Shi Zhiyong 2018 Weightlifting World Championships

Chinese Weightlifter Shi Zhiyong Sweeps Gold and Sets 3 World Records

At the 2018 Weightlifting World Championships there have been plenty of solid performances, but arguably none have been more perfect than Chinese weightlifter Shi Zhiyong's. He swept gold in the -73kg weight class and claimed/set three new Weightlifting World...
CJ Cummings 2018 Weightlifting World Championships

CJ Cummings Sets Two Junior World Records At Weightlifting World Championships

Over the weekend, Team USA weightlifter CJ Cummings had a stellar performance at the 2018 Weightlifting World Championships and ended up breaking two Junior Weightlifting World Records. This year's Weightlifting World Championships are being held in Ashgabat, Turkmenistan, and...
Yurik Vardanian

Olympic Champion Yurik Vardanian Passes Away At Age 62

In sad news coming out of California, Armenian news sources and the International Weightlifting Federation (IWF) are reporting that Olympic weightlifting champion Yurik Vardanian has passed away; he was 62 years old.Vardanian, an ethnic Armenian athlete who competed for...
Shaunae Miller-Uibo

Why Olympic Weightlifting Will Make You a Better Sprinter

As an athlete, life is easier when you are fast. In many sports, sprinting speed is one of the predominate physical characteristics that differentiates an athlete’s level of playing ability(1)(7).Sprint training is often riddled with gimmicky drills. Coaches...
Hampton Morris squat

Watch This 14-Year-Old Weightlifter Squat 2.5x Bodyweight for 10 Reps

Hampton Morris is just 14 years old and he’s already hitting what could be a lifetime PR for many athletes. The Team USA weightlifter weighs 55 kilograms (a little over 121 pounds) and measures about 5 feet 3 inches...


5 Things Every New Weightlifter Should Do At Weightlifting Meets

Taking the platform at your first (or any meet for that matter) can be a very nerve racking experience. Preparation can set you apart...

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