Weightlifting

Dylan Cooper Clean & Jerks 300 lbs While Solving a Rubik’s Cube

If this title didn't catch your attention, then I don't know what it's going to take. Dylan Cooper, 105kg weightlifter out of California Strength, just shared a video on his Instagram page that's sure to turn your head. In the...

Glenn Pendlay Explains the History Behind the Pendlay Row

The Pendlay Row is one of the most popular barbell rowing variations for strength athletes. It's a variation of the bent over row, but with a double overhand grip, and a stricter alignment of the hips and back. All...

Caine Wilkes Wins Pan American Championships Gold for Team USA!

American weightlifter Caine Wilkes has a lengthy resume that includes multiple National Championships and even a few of the heaviest clean & jerks in American history. Not, he can add a new title to that list: his second Pan...

Sarah Robles Wins Gold for Team USA at the Pan American Championships

Team USA can add another medal to their total at the Pan American Weightlifting Championships, which are currently underway in Miami, Florida. Just hours after American -105kg athletes D’Angelo Osorio and Wes Kitts won medals — Osorio gold in the...

Aleksey Torokhtiy Plans to Power Jerk 260kg at the Reebok CrossFit Games

Ukrainian weightlifter, Olympic gold medalist, and occasional ballerina Aleksey Torokhtiy just posted a clip of a training session in which he power jerks a huge 250 kilograms. https://www.instagram.com/p/BWftkgvgTcT/?taken-by=torokhtiy This is a pretty darn serious accomplishment in its own right — the...

Back Squat Ultimate Guide – Proper Form and Muscles Worked

By now nearly everyone knows that they should be squatting in some capacity. Regardless of fitness level, sport, and aspirations, squats are a critical component to optimal health and fitness. When determining which squat style one should embrace we...

Best Weightlifting Shoes 2017

One of the most important decisions a lifter can make is what type of shoes they choose to lift in. Weightlifting shoes/lifting shoes, or lifters, are becoming increasingly more popular among all strength sports for their abilities to support...

Wes Kitts Just Broke the American Total and Snatch Records in Training

Wes Kitts has once again shown that he’s one of the best Olympic weightlifters in the United States. In fact, there’s now an argument to be made that he’s the best American weightlifter in the 105kg class: he just broke...

The Nordic Ham Curl: Pros, Cons, and Benefits

Some exercises go through phases in the fitness industry. First, they’re thought of as useless and not functional, then they’re considered as incredible cure-alls, and finally they settle somewhere in the middle. It happened to kettlebell swings, it happened...

CJ Cummings Repeats, Wins 2017 Junior World Weightlifting Championship

Lifting at around 4:30am Eastern Standard Time, USA Weightlifting's CJ Cummings won his second straight Junior World Championship at the 2017 Junior World Weightlifting Championships in Tokyo, Japan. It's Cummings' fourth world title overall (2-time Youth, 2-time Junior) and...

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Foam Rollers – How to Use, Benefits, and Best Exercises

Once an obscure tool for self-massage, today it’s rare to find a commercial gym without an area dedicated to foam rolling, and with good...

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