Weightlifting

Tian Tao Front Squats 280kg

Weightlifter Tian Tao Shakes the Internet With 280kg Front Squat

This week has been a seriously heave week for big front squats. Two days ago, we wrote about Wes Kitts smoking a lifetime PR front squat with 255kg/562 lbs. Today, we're back writing on another big front squat from Chinese...

10 Shoulder Press Variations to Build Upper Body Strength

The shoulder press is a movement used by most strength, power, and fitness athletes to increase overhead strength, pressing abilities, and add significant size and strength to the shoulders (and upper chest, traps, and triceps). The shoulder press has...

USA Weightlifting Announces 2018 IWF World Championship Teams

In less than two months, USA Weightlifting will make their way to the 2018 IWF World Championships in Ashgabat, Turkmenistan. This year's World Championships will be the first international competition implementing the IWF's new bodyweight categories, and it's set to...
Harrison Maurus 270kg squat

Weightlifter Harrison Maurus’ 270kg Squat Is a Serious Nailbiter

A bearded Harrison Maurus recently uploaded a training clip that seemed intended to remind us what a squat max out really looks like. Under the bar: the 18-year-old holder of the -77kg youth world record (and senior American record)...
Oleksiy Torokhtiy Beginner Snatch Tutorial

Olympians Oleksiy Torokhtiy and Rebeka Koha Teach the Snatch

Say what you want, but we're firm believers in the fact that there can never be enough exercise tutorials on the internet, especially on the snatch. Sometimes a cue can be explained and demonstrated multiples times before it clicks,...

5 Benefits of Heavy Thrusters

Heavy front squats and push presses are two movements that are beneficial for building strength, muscle mass, and athletic potential for strength, power, and fitness sports. Thrusters, often seen in functional fitness WODs, can also be used in strength...
Wes Kitts 255kg Front Squat PR

Wes Kitts Front Squats a Massive 255kg Lifetime PR

Meanwhile out at California Strength, Wes Kitts is continuing on his flow of breaking lifetime PRs. Over the last couple of weeks, California Strength have shared a handful of big PRs from Kitts and many fans, like us, are...

11 Things I Would Tell My Younger Self (About Lifting)

There’s a point in one’s training career where they realize they cannot push forth the same way they have for the previous decades. Maybe it’s feeling run down, life/work family changes, or even an injury. Whatever the case, all...
CJ Cummings clean and jerk AO3

CJ Cummings Sets New Snatch and Clean & Jerk Records in Las Vegas

Eighteen-year-old weightlifting wunderkind Clarence "CJ" Cummings put on one of the most remarkable performances of his career at the American Open Series 3 (AO3), a competition that was held over the last week in Las Vegas.It’s important to note...
Sarah Robles Breaks 13 Year Old Clean & Jerk Senior American Record

Sarah Robles Breaks 13 Year Old American Weightlifting Clean & Jerk Record

This past weekend, the USA Weightlifting American Open Series 3 (AO3) competition came to a conclusion in Las Vegas, Nevada. For US based weightlifters and for the sport of weightlifting, this event was huge for a couple reasons. First,...

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Sara Sigmundsdóttir Does 50 Clean & Jerks at 90 Kilos, Pushes...

Sara Sigmundsdottir is on a mission, and after winning the Meridian Super Regional, the Icelandic athlete looked stronger than ever headed into the 2016...

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