Monday, February 20, 2017

Weightlifting

Breaking: Kianoush Rostami Removed from Iran’s National Weightlifting Team

Kianoush Rostami, perhaps the number one Olympic weightlifter in Iran, has been dropped from Iran’s national weightlifting team after allegedly failing to show up for training sessions. At the time of this writing, information is pretty scant, but the team’s coach...

How to Choose The Perfect Heel Height for Your Body and Squat Style

In the last two months we've written multiple articles about new lifting shoes being released. Whether it was Nike, Adidas, Reebok, or even NOBULL, there was always something new coming our way. It's both exciting and fun to wait for your...

The 8 Best Yoga Poses for Olympic Weightlifters

Olympic weightlifting places more demands on the body’s mobility, balance, coordination, and flexibility than perhaps any other sport, but that’s not the only reason it pairs well with yoga. When we asked Mike Aidala, a USA Weightlifting Level 1 Sports...

4 Exercises to Strengthen Your Receiving Position in the Snatch

It’s pretty natural for many lifters to question their overhead strength, stability, and confidence when fixing themselves under a near-maximal (or maximal) loaded barbell in the snatch. Many lifters may find themselves not fully committing to an aggressive turnover,...

Fight Collapsing Elbows With These 6 Lat Mobility Drills

In weightlifting the cue "quick elbows" is typically easily understood, but can be difficult to perform. Unlike a static cue such as, "turn your toes out," that involves a quick change in body position, "quick elbows" is heavily dependent on one's lat...

This Russian Weightlifter’s Clean Is a Clinic in Never Giving Up

Russian weightlifter Sergey Koptev isn't a huge name in the weightlifting world, and he's not attacking world or national record weights during training or competition (yet). And while it remains to be seen if he'll ever reach a competitive...

Why You Sweat More as You Get Stronger

If you find yourself frustrated on a daily basis due to sweat, you're not alone. It seems like the stronger and fitter you get, the more you're actually sweating during your day. Even if it's 15 degrees outside and you're...

Harbinger 4″ Nylon Lifting Belt Review

Harbinger is known worldwide for their supportive strength gear. Their supportive gear covers a variety of needs including powerlifting, weightlifting, bodybuilding, and recreational lifting. Chances are you've seen their equipment in a gym at some point during your lifting career. (Curious...

13 Undeniable Benefits of the Snatch

There are full-body exercises, and then there’s the snatch. It’s a phenomenally difficult exercise that can require years to properly master, but when performed correctly, it could provide a wider array of benefits than any other single exercise. Most folks know...

John Cena Squats Al Roker for a Three Rep PR

John Cena was recently on the Today Show talking fitness and workouts you can do at home. He was leading three trainees through various workouts and showing them how to perform bodyweight movements. The whole video in itself is pure John...

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Watch the Barbell Complex that Inspired a Thousand Klokov Imitators

It's been more than four years since Dmitry Klokov unleashed this beast of a barbell complex on the world, and it's still showing up in...

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