Monday, February 20, 2017

Weightlifting

2-Time Olympic Weightlifting Medalist Szymon Kołecki Starts MMA Career

According to two Polish news sources, Szymon Kolecki — the 2000 Olympic silver medalist and 2008 Olympic gold medalist in the 94kg category — has announced he's beginning an MMA career starting in 2017. Kolecki, 35, is also a 5-time...

The Trap Bar Deadlift: How, When, and Why It Should Be in Your Training

The hexagonal (also know as the Trap Bar) deadlift is a widely studied barbell strength and power movement used across various sports to bring about increases in power, strength, and muscular hypertrophy. Often seen in bodybuilding, "formal"/traditional strength and...

How to Maximize Effectiveness When Strength Training Solo

Let's assume that you are serious about improving as an athlete, are fully invested in learning to become better, but either cannot afford a coach, can only afford programming/online coaching, or do not live near enough one with whom...

Weightlifting Throwback: Alexander Varbanov Clean & Jerks 222kg at 75kg Bodyweight

1988 Olympic Silver Medalist Alexander Varbanov had one of that decade's best weightlifting resumes, and most of his accomplishments came while competing as a 75kg weightlifter for Bulgaria. (If the men's 75kg category doesn't sound familiar, that's because the International Weightlifting...

When Butt Wink Is a Problem (And When It Isn’t)

The guy who founded Squat University knows a lot about squatting. Dr. Aaron Horschig is a sports and orthopedic physical therapist, certified strength and conditioning specialist, USAW Olympic weightlifting competitor and level 1 coach, plus he’s an author – his first...

Dmitry Klokov Releases His Own Line of Weightlifting Equipment

“Unleash your inner Klokov.” That’s what the brand new barbells, plates, and collars from Klokov Equipment promise to do. At age 33, the incomparable Dmitry Klokov – Olympic weightlifting medalist, President of the Russian Strength Sports Asociation, and world champion in...

All the Current Olympic Weightlifting World Records (Infographic)

The 2016 Rio Olympics are behind us, and that means more new weightlifting world records. As with every Olympic cycle, lifters have taken their shot for record-breaking performances. We've put together an infographic with the current weightlifting world records, broken down...

Kettlebell History Goes Back Much Further Than Russia

The problem with kettlebell history is that surprisingly few people care. “Let’s say you’re a baseball fan. You play recreationally, you know who Babe Ruth is, you know the different stadiums. But in physical fitness culture, people almost never know...

The Anderson Squat: How, When, and Why It Should Be In Your Training

Squatting strength and performance is arguably one of the most vital attributes for strength, power, and functional fitness athletes. Often, athletes may find themselves and their squat performance becoming stagnant. Enter, the Anderson Squat. This squatting variation is a highly...

Sorry, Internet: This Video of Aleksey Lovchev’s 270kg Clean & Jerk Isn’t Real

Not real, but still interesting. A video is making the rounds of Aleksey Lovchev clean & jerking what looks like 270kg (at first glance) doesn't seem to be the real deal — rather, it looks to be from a promo video for Boston's...

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Over 700 Youth Lifters Competed in Austin. Here’s What that Means...

It is a hell of a time to be associated with youth weightlifting in America. In the preamble to CJ Cummings’ record breaking championship...

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