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Sarah Robles Breaks 13 Year Old Clean & Jerk Senior American Record

Sarah Robles Breaks 13 Year Old American Weightlifting Clean & Jerk Record

This past weekend, the USA Weightlifting American Open Series 3 (AO3) competition came to a conclusion in Las Vegas, Nevada. For US based weightlifters and for the sport of weightlifting, this event was huge for a couple reasons. First,...
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10 Strength Athletes You Didn’t Realize Were in Movies

When you think about strength athletes that act, you probably think of the reigning World's Strongest Man™ Hafthor Bjornsson's role as The Mountain on Game of Thrones. Beyond that, well... athletes who make the leap to movies are typically bodybuilders or super...
Weightlifter Kate Vibert Interview

Why Kate Vibert Is the Next Big Name to Watch for USA Weightlifting

Based out of Michigan, Team USA weightlifter Kate Vibert has had an explosive past few years on the national stage for the sport of weightlifting. This year alone, Vibert has demonstrated that her progress is not only moving crazy...
Sohrab Moradi world record snatch

Sohrab Moradi (-94kg) Snatches 189kg For a New World Record

Iranian weightlifter Sohrab Moradi (-94kg) has snatched 189 kilograms (416.7 pounds) at the Asian Games in Jakarta, toppling a nineteen-year-old world record and securing all three Olympic weightlifting world records in his weight class. Because the weightlifting classes were restructured...
Meredith Alwine Hits 145kg Block Jerk PR

Weightlifter Meredith Alwine Crushes a 145kg Jerk PR

We don't know about you, but with Meredith Alwine's latest jerk PR, we're foreshadowing an epic battle in the very near future between the top USA weightlifters that currently occupy the newly established -71kg weight class. In less than...
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5 Things To Do the Week Before Your Weightlifting Meet

After months of tough training, dialing in your technique, failed attempts (and some mild cursing), it’s finally show time. That’s right — it’s Meet Week. As a longtime athlete and performer, I’ve learned that these precious few days leading up...
USA Weightlifting American Open 3 Set to Potentially Make Guinness World Record

USA Weightlifting American Open 3 May Set Guinness World Record

Today marks the final day of registration for the USA Weightlifting American Open 3 Series, which is taking place September 13th-16th in Las Vegas, Nevada. Typically, that's big news within itself, but this AO 3 Series registration period is...
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After Government Defunding, British Weightlifters Appeal to Public for Help

After losing government funding, many of Britain’s greatest weightlifters are in serious financial straits and may not be able to qualify for the Tokyo 2020 Olympics. The trouble began in December 2016 when Britain's Olympic weightlifting team lost all of...
2020 Tokyo Olympics Weightlifting Changes

Two Years From 2020 Tokyo Olympics, Here’s What’s Changed In Weightlifting

The date July 24th, 2018 had a significant meaning for the sport of weightlifting. This date marked the point officially two years out from the 2020 Tokyo Summer Olympics. A lot has changed in weightlifting since athletes met down...
Weightlifting Remains On Conditional Status for 2024 Paris Olympics

Weightlifting Remains On Conditional Status for 2024 Olympic Games

Weightlifting as a whole has made strong strides in the last year to ensure their commitment to clean sport. The IWF has now implemented multiple programs to enhance their efficiency at maintaining their anti-doping measures, and in a recent...

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Snatch Grip 101 – Hook Grip, Proper Width, and More

The snatch is a highly technical movement that can be affected by the slightest of errors in the set up, pull, transitions, recovery, and...
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