Tuesday, January 17, 2017

Weightlifting

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,...

How Long Should You Rest Between Sets? What the Science Suggests

It's generally understood that rest time is dependent on type of exercise, training goal, and rep scheme. For example, heavier multi-joint exercises with low-reps receive longer rest, while lighter single-joint movements receive less rest. This is usually common knowledge among lifters,...

How to Keg Toss Like Thor

“It’s such a fun event because there aren't a lot of times you get to throw something under technique and control, but also as hard as humanly possible.” In a nutshell, that’s the keg toss: the rarest combination of discipline...

3 Arm Workouts for Weightlifters and Functional Fitness Athletes

In an earlier article I made my case for the programming of arm training (specifically biceps) in strength and power athletes. In weightlifting and functional fitness programming, arm-specific exercises are often overlooked and/or undervalued due to the lack of...

Nike, Reebok, Adidas: 2017 New Shoe Release Roundup

In the last two months Nike, Reebok, and Adidas have all released new cross trainers and lifting shoes. In the lead up to each shoe's release, there were multiple rumored shoe speculations, photo leaks, and release dates. Athletes following their favorite brands waiting for...

3 Reasons Why Weightlifters Can Benefit from the Behind the Neck Push Press

In the world of weightlifting, coaches and athletes have a plethora of snatch, clean, and jerk variations, each of which can be used to address specific weakness and/or faults a lifter may possess. In an earlier article, I discussed...

The Practical Applications of Using Complex Training to Increase Power

Strength athletes require two key aspects (among others of course) for success in their lifting: Strength & Power. Unfortunately, there's often a confusion that surrounds training both of these at once, especially when lifters are programming for themselves. Typically athletes understand power involves moving weight with...

8 Mesmerizing Lifting Equipment Drop Tests Worth Watching

I've now spent roughly 30-minutes of my day watching lifting equipment drop tests (don't tell my boss, but day well spent). This is all thanks to Eleiko for sharing their most recent B&R Half Rack drop test video...thanks a...

This Country Just Voted Weightlifters As Athlete of the Year

It’s always nice to see the sport of Olympic weightlifting being celebrated on a national level, and after Lasha Talakhadze delivered one of the greatest weightlifting performances of all time in Rio, his home country of Georgia has named him as the...

Jon North Back to Training, Full Olympic Lifts After Cardiac Arrest

When we last saw Jon North in early December, he was getting ready to perform barbell lifts for the first time since his late-September cardiac arrest. In an inspiring display at the Move Fast, Lift Heavy Invitational, North made...

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Lasha Talakhadze Wins Gold, Behdad Salimi Bombs Out After World Record...

The final weightlifting session of the 2016 Rio Olympics did not disappoint. The weight class has a new world record — matching the all-time...

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