Weightlifting

Calf Raises: Are They Worth It?

The calf raise is an exercise that can be done primarily in two distinct ways. The first targets the soleus and is done with the knee flexed/bent. The other targets the gastrocnemius and is done with an extended knee....
IWF, USAW, and USADA Sign Anti-Doping MoU

The IWF, USAW, and USADA Collaborate to Improve Anti-Doping Education

Announced in a recent news release from USA Weightlifting, there will be an enhanced push from major weightlifting federations and anti-doping agencies to improve anti-doping education. The IWF, USAW, and United States Anti-Doping Agency (USADA) have agreed to collaborate...
Nathan Damron Squats 320kg for New PR

Weightlifter Nathan Damron Hits a Monstrous 320kg Squat PR

It hasn't been incredibly long since the last time we covered one of Mash Elite Performance athlete Nathan Damron's monstrous lifts. Damron, aka #freedomfridge as per Instagram, recently hit a squat PR that not only reminded us just how...

Squat Jerk Ultimate Guide (and Why It’s Not Right for Everyone)

The squat jerk is a jerk style used in Olympic weightlifting, and has been used for both competition jerks as well as a jerk variation to improve overall jerk timing and positioning. Unlike the split and power jerk styles...
Team USA Weightlifting Junior World Championships Recap

USA Weightlifting’s Women’s Team Take Gold At Junior Worlds, Men Take Fourth

Over the weekend, Team USA concluded their strong performance at the 2018 IWF Junior World Championships, which took place in Tashkent, Uzbekistan from July 6th to the 14th. The world's best junior weightlifters came to take the platform in this...
Meso Hassona Takes Gold At 2018 IWF Junior Worlds

20 Year Old Meso Hassona Snatches 170kg, Clean & Jerks 215kg At Junior Worlds

Only two days remain at the 2018 IWF Junior World Championships taking place in Tashkent, Uzbekistan. We've seen our fair share of big lifts thus far at the World Championships, but we have a good feeling we're not finished just...
Meredith Alwine Sweeps Silver At 2018 Weightlifting Junior Worlds

More Medals for Team USA: Meredith Alwine Sweeps Silver At Junior Worlds

Another day, another round of medals for Team USA. This year, Team USA has been doing a stellar job at bringing home hardware at the 2018 IWF Junior World Championships and are in contention for team medals (as of...
Harrison Maurus 2018 IWF Junior World Championships

Harrison Maurus Takes Home Gold and Bronze Medals At IWF Junior World Championships

Earlier today, another member of Team USA walked away with medals at the 2018 IWF Junior World Championships, and this athlete is none other than Team Alpha Barbell athlete Harrison Maurus. Maurus earned a gold medal in the clean...
Jordan Delacruz & Kate Vibert Sweep Silver At IWF Junior Worlds

Jordan Delacruz and Kate Vibert Sweep Silver At 2018 IWF Junior World Championships

We're five days into the 2018 IWF Junior World Championships, which are taking place in Tashkent, Uzbekistan from July 6th - 14th. The best junior weightlifters across the world have gathered to go head-to-head and Team USA continues to put...
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The Untold History of the Overhead Press

The Military Press is undoubtedly one of weightlifting’s most elusive challenges. Done correctly, and with strict form, the Press can humble even the greatest ego. Done incorrectly, the Press turns into a vertebrae and gravity defying lean with little...

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How to Plan Group Training for Strongman (and Why It’s Important...

While not a team sport, every strongman benefits greatly from a group training day. Weekday training is often done under the supervision of a...

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