Weightlifting

Weightlifting Training for Baseball Players

Olympic lifts have been shown to increase athletic potential. Most arguments for and against the usage of Olympic lifts for baseball players are not over the effectiveness of Olympic lifts making better athletes, but rather; what is the best...
CJ Cummings 2018 Weightlifting World Championships

CJ Cummings Sets Two Junior World Records At Weightlifting World Championships

Over the weekend, Team USA weightlifter CJ Cummings had a stellar performance at the 2018 Weightlifting World Championships and ended up breaking two Junior Weightlifting World Records. This year's Weightlifting World Championships are being held in Ashgabat, Turkmenistan, and...
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How to Watch the 2018 Weightlifting World Championships

The biggest weightlifting competition of the year is about to kick off in Turkmenistan and you’ll be able to watch the B Sessions and probably the A sessions from the comfort of your own home. Or on your phone. Or hold...
Weightlifter Tian Tao Cleans 230kg

Weightlifter Tian Tao Cleans a Monstrous 230kg

Chinese weightlifter Tian Tao has once again taken the weightlifting social media scene by storm with another monstrous lift. About two weeks ago, we wrote about Tao's huge 280kg/617 lb front squat, which clocked in at well over 3x...
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Why Women Can Handle More Training Volume Than Men

Strong /strôNG/ adjective: having the power to move heavy weights or perform other physically demanding tasks. Based on Google's top definition of the word, you can plainly see how anything strength-related has always had more of a masculine filter to...
Lasha Talakhadze Clean & Jerks Unofficial World Record 264kg

Lasha Talakhadze Clean & Jerks an Incredible 264kg

Over the weekend, Georgian superheavyweight weightlifter Lasha Talakhadze hit an absolutely massive clean & jerk at the Georgian National Weightlifting Championships. For the first time since the weight class changes, Talakhadze formally competed in the newly established +109kg bodyweight...

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...
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...
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...

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Best Kinesiology Tape

As strength sports have evolved, so has the equipment we use to support the body and enhance performance. One of the many pieces of supportive...

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