Monday, February 20, 2017

Weightlifting

Best Lifting Belts

BarBend HQ has been on a quest to find the best lifting belt for every type of strength athlete. Our mission through multiple sweaty - often heavy - gym sessions was to provide you with direction when choosing the best...

Why Weightlifters Need Confidence (and How to Build It)

Olympic weightlifting is about all about technique, acceleration, strength, technique, confidence, positional strength, mobility, and technique. While it may sound redundant to say technique is critical to weightlifting, it cannot be stressed enough. That said, confidence in one’s own...

Why Doubles and Triples Can Increase Your Weightlifting Maxes

Increasing your 1-rep max in the snatch and clean and jerk is an arduous process, often exchanging mere kilos on the bar for countless hours, weeks, and months of continuous training. The trials and tribulations that weightlifters (as well...

Schiek Model L2004 Leather Lifting Belt Review

Schiek is an American based supportive strength equipment company. They were founded in 1991 with the goal of creating a unique and innovative belt for the strength market. They're most well-known for their unique belt designs, knee wraps, straps,...

Do You Agree With These Top 10 Strength Feats of All Time?

The very smart folks over at Juggernaut Strength Training Systems are stirring up trouble with a well-researched, but unavoidably controversial list: the top ten strength feats of all time. A post shared by Chad Wesley Smith (@chadwesleysmith) on Feb 10,...

Watch These Two Weightlifters Fight Like Crazy to Save Their Lifts

As you grow and develop as a strength athlete, you begin to learn your body better than anyone. You understand when you're ready to go heavy, what your body can do, and in this case, when to save a lift...

The Ultimate Preview of the 2017 USA Weightlifting Junior National Championships

On February 8th, USA Weightlifting published the latest version of the athlete start list for the 2017 Junior National Championships; to be held February 24th to 26th of this year in Kansas City, Missouri. This will be the first...

5 Ways to Find Your Motivation for Fitness Again

Throughout certain parts of an annual training cycle, coaches and athletes need to strike balance between highly structured programming (pre-competition and competition cycles) and more unstructured fitness fun. Following intense competition seasons, after long layoffs from training (vacations, personal...

Clarence Kennedy Talks Switching to Powerlifting, Vegan Ethics, and Rabid Reddit Fans

Clarence Kennedy is a bit of an enigma in the weightlifting world: strong as an ox, quiet as a mouse, he's a weightlifter with no interest in competing, and he's the creator of one of the most talked-about YouTube channels on weightlifting — but he shies...

12 Great Exercises to Warm Up and Activate Your Glutes

How many lifters have encountered a similar scenario to the one below? You're at work all day sitting down and hit the gym after to squat, or perform any lower body work. It's a heavier day and you have planned percentages...

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Get 1% Better: A Posture Solution

Mobility can be simple, and sometimes, our best tools for undoing damage from sitting and bad posture are gravity and time. But to see...

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