Weightlifting

Does the Ketogenic Diet Work for Strength Training?

If you haven’t seen it thrown around Reddit, you might have heard it ballyhooed by a gym bro: ketosis just works, bro! You get to eat all the bacon and cream you can stomach, shred fat, maintain muscle, and still...

Weightlifter Matthias Steiner Just Dropped His First Pop Single and It’s Straight Fire

Well, Matthias Steiner can add "pop singer" to his long list of accomplishments — last night, the world-renowned and gold medal-winning Olympic weightlifter dropped his first single, "Zurückgeliebt," and it's everything we could have wanted. The title translates to "loved back,"...

Video: Lu Xiaojun Snatches 150kg for 3 Reps at 77kg Bodyweight

World record holder and 2012 Olympic gold medalist Lu Xiaojun is training hard and pulling some serious weight as he trains for the Chinese National Weightlifting Championships in September. In a newly posted clip below, Lu throws 150kg (330.6lb) overhead...

Translated: An Interview With World Weightlifting Champion Artem Okulov

Although he missed out on the Rio Olympics due to the blanket ban of Russian weightlifters, 22-year-old Artem Okulov still has his eye on weightlifting's most celebrated prize. Okulov is perhaps best known for winning the 2015 World Weightlifting Champion in the...

10 Lessons Learned From a Klokov Olympic Lifting Seminar

There's no question behind the strength and energy Dmitry Klokov brings to the sport of weightlifting. He's one of the most decorated in the sport, has created a complete weekend to honor heavy lifts from top athletes, and is even designing...

The 1 1/4 Squat: How, When, and Why It Should Be in Your Training

If you are someone who gets stuck at the bottom of squats and/or heavy cleans, this may be the exercise for you. As lifters advance in their training, simply squatting may not be enough to address an individual's weaknesses. For...

Colin Burns Just Unofficially Broke the American Snatch Record… In the Weight Class Above...

Juggernaut Training Systems is continuing to pump out more and more boundary-pushing athletes, a reputation that Colin Burns is helping by unofficially breaking the American snatch record this weekend, which he set himself this past December at the USAW Open....

Watch These Two Weightlifters Fight Like Crazy to Save Their Lifts

As you grow and develop as a strength athlete, you begin to learn your body better than anyone. You understand when you're ready to go heavy, what your body can do, and in this case, when to save a lift...

12 Great Exercises to Warm Up and Activate Your Glutes

How many lifters have encountered a similar scenario to the one below? You're at work all day sitting down and hit the gym after to squat, or perform any lower body work. It's a heavier day and you have planned percentages...

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...

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3 Intense Hypertrophy Workouts for Serious Functional Fitness Athletes

When it comes to metabolic conditioning workouts, there can be a wide array of rep schemes, exercises, and expected training outcomes. Functional fitness athletes...

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