Weightlifting

How Battle Ropes Can Improve Powerlifting and Weightlifting

Battle ropes have been misused, misunderstood, and mistaken as a fad workout tool that traumatizes the shoulders and achieves little more than looking cool. We get it. Usually when an exercise looks as badass as smashing wave after wave of...

2017 Junior World Weightlifting Championships: U.S. Team, Schedule, & How to Watch

The IWF Junior World Championships start this Friday, June 16th in Tokyo and runs for an entire week, and we’ve heard it from the folks at USA Weightlifting themselves: CJ Cummings may be gearing up to break another world record. The...

Could This 3D Tracking Technology Create the Perfect Weightlifter?

As strength sports have grown, so has the selection of technology coaches, scientists, and athletes can use to perfect their lifts. From force plates to infrared cameras, the industry continues to improve on their abilities to create perfect harmony...

2020 Tokyo Olympics: Gender Equality for Weightlifting, But Men Lose Weight Class

In a press release published on the International Olympic Committee's website, the IOC announced the total number of weightlifting athletes at the 2020 Tokyo Games will be reduced to 196 (compared to 260 from the 2016 Rio Olympics). And...

Only 6 People Have Officially Clean & Jerked Triple Bodyweight (in Competition)

If you can clean & jerk your bodyweight, you're no longer a novice at Olympic weightlifting. If you clean & jerk double your bodyweight, depending on how much you weigh, you’re likely approaching advanced. Advanced sounds like you’re more or less...

Eddie Hall Is Interested in Becoming an Olympic Weightlifter

After finally winning World's Strongest Man last week in a hotly contested one-point win over Iceland's Hafthor Bjornsson, Eddie Hall announced that he was retiring from World's Strongest Man competition. In a new interview with the United Kingdom's Express newspaper, Hall made the surprising...

Are These the First Pics of Adidas’ 2018 Lifting Shoes? (Leistung, Powerlift, and More)

Out of all the companies that make lifting shoes, it seems like Adidas is the brand that's constantly updating their models, releasing new color schemes, and tweaking shoes based off of user feedback. From a recent Reddit post, it would appear Adidas...

Why People Get Hooked on Weightlifting

A few days ago, the father of one of my teammates gave me a call to talk to about my performance at the National Championships as well as a few other ideas he had. He also happens to be...

10 Undeniable Benefits of the Clean & Jerk

Sometimes, people are confused as to how Olympic weightlifting is just two exercises: the snatch and the clean & jerk. (And formerly the clean & press, which was part of the sport in the Olympics until 1972.) What these people may fail to...

A Guide to Strength Training During Ramadan

Fasting from both food and fluid all day, every day, for an entire month, puts the body under stress. And for many Muslims, that’s the point: the month of Ramadan is for spiritual reflection and devotion, self-discipline, and charity...

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