Tuesday, January 17, 2017

Weightlifting

Video Shows Lu Xiaojun’s Return to Training and Future Aspirations

Very few elite strength athletes are as decorated as China's top 77kg weightlifter, Lu Xiaojun. He's a world record holder, an Olympic champion, and has won multiple World Championships. It's exciting news to hear that he will continue to train and doesn't...

Liu Hao Makes a 280kg Squat for Five Reps Look Like a Warmup

Liu Hao, 28 years old, is a Chinese weightlifter who's no stranger to putting up big numbers. He's normally a competitor in the 94kg weight class and has built a reputation around his strength under the bar. In his latest video,...

How to Increase Your Speed Under the Barbell in the Snatch

Getting under a barbell in a fraction of a second takes courage, precision, and power. The ability to drive a load vertically with the legs, back, and traps is only half the lift, with many lifters finding it challenging...

IWF: Khadzhimurat Akkaev Tests Positive from 2012 Olympic Games

In a public disclosure released on January 13th, the International Weightlifting Federation (IWF) reports that Russian weightlifter Khadzhimurat Akkaev tested positive from a test taken prior to competition at the 2012 London Olympic Games. Akkaev's retest came back positive for...

Boady Santavy Re-Writes Canadian and Commonwealth Weightlifting Records

The 2017 Canadian Junior National Championships has concluded, and once again Boady Santavy has left his name in multiple record books. Competing in his new weight category of 94KG (207lb), the soon to be 20 year old was successful in...

Unbroken Designs 4″ Blue Stealth Lifting Belt Review

Unbroken Designs was founded by functional fitness athletes. They offer a variety of lifting equipment that caters to both the functional and dedicated strength athlete. But what they may be most known for are their unique designs and prints. I love having a...

Canadian Junior National Championships to Feature Top Weightlifters

Tomorrow the Canadian Weightlifting Federation (CWF) will host their 2017 Junior National Championships in the city of Brossard, Quebec, just outside of Montreal. Unfortunately, for currently undisclosed reasons, a previously scheduled webcast of the event has been cancelled. However,...

Frank Spellman, America’s Oldest Olympic Weightlifting Champion, Has Passed Away

On Thursday this week, Olympic gold medalist in weightlifting Frank Spellman passed away at the age of 94. Spellman set several Olympic records and earned a gold medal at the first post-World War II Olympic Games, held in London in...

How to Individualize Your Snatch Grip Width

Grip width can play a pivotal role in the pulling strength, overhead stability, and performance in the snatch (as well as the clean and jerk). Many coaches and athletes have relied upon common methods to determine grip widths, however...

NOBULL Gives Sneak Peek of Their Two New Lifting Shoes

NOBULL is best known for their cross training shoes and their old school-esque lifters. Their shoes grew quickly in popularity largely due to members of the functional fitness community who wanted a fresh, quality shoe that wasn't the standard Reebok, Nike,...

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Are These The First Images of the Nike Metcon 3?

A new shot of potential patterns and colors for the Metcon 3 has shown up on line thanks to @nikemetconclub on Instagram. A photo posted...

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