Weightlifting

Lasha Talakhadze (+105kg, Georgia) Sets All-Time Snatch and Total Records

Consider the envelope pushed. During the final session of the 2017 Weightlifting World Championships in Anaheim, California, Georgian superheavyweight Lasha Talakhadze earned himself a place in the history books with a 6-for-6 performance that included new World Records in the...

Sarah Robles (+90kg, USA) Wins 3 Gold Medals to Become IWF World Champion

American +90kg Olympic weightlifter Sarah Robles is the new IWF World Champion. She went 6 for 6 at the Weightlifting World Championships in Anaheim today and took home gold medals for the snatch, clean & jerk, and total. These were...

Wes Kitts (105kg) Sets a New American Snatch Record With 176kg

At the World Weightlifting Championships in Anaheim, Wes Kitts set a new American record in the snatch with a huge lift of 176 kilograms (388 pounds) at -105kg bodyweight. https://www.instagram.com/p/BcTZoOIFHHl/ He opened with 165kg and missed his second lift of 172kg. He...

25 Days of Gifting: An Eleiko 45lb Sport Training Barbell!

To continue our 25 Days of Gifting extravaganza, BarBend and Eleiko are teaming up to give one lucky winner a 45 pound Eleiko Sport Training Bar! The ultimate in training barbells, the 45 pound Eleiko Sport Training Bar delivers legendary...

Harrison Maurus (77kg) Wins Bronze At World Championships, Sets Youth World Record

It's been over a decade, but a weightlifter from the United States is back on the podium at the IWF World Championships. On Saturday, 77kg weightlifter Harrison Maurus broke USA Weightlifting's World Championships medal drought with a 4-for-5 performance that...

BarBend’s 25 Days of Gifting Giveaways!

This year has been big one for us at BarBend, and we're incredibly grateful for our readers who make it all possible. In spirit of the holiday season and to give back to those who support us, we've put...

When to Watch USA Weightlifting’s Athletes at the 2017 World Championships

The 2017 IWF Weightlifting World Championships are currently underway in Anaheim, California. They started yesterday the 28th, and will be running through Tuesday, December 5th, so if you've missed the first couple days, then don't sweat — we have...

3 Phases of Building Successful Weightlifting Athletes

In the last article I did for BarBend, I mentioned I am a bit of a science geek. And in my tenure as a coach, I’ve read a few books that I would highly recommend to any coach. The...

Our Favorite Black Friday Equipment Deals for 2017

Love it or hate it, Black Friday brings out some of the internet's best deals on strength equipment. From belts to barbells, from big discounts to cheap shipping, we've highlighted some of our favorite can't-miss deals below (organized by...

Naim Süleymanoğlu, 3-Time Olympic Champion Weightlifter, Passes Away At Age 50

Turkish weightlifter and multi-time Olympic and World Champion Naim Süleymanoğlu has passed away after a lengthy battle with liver disease. Süleymanoğlu is considered by many to be the greatest weightlifter of all time. He was 50 years old. Earlier this...

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Insane Powerlifting Record: Vilma Ochoa Squats 218kg at 52kg Bodyweight

Ecuadorian powerlifter Vilma Vargas Ochoa has set a new world record in the equipped squat with an incredible 218 kilograms (480.6 pounds) at a...

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