Weightlifting

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...

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 Association, and world champion in...

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...

How To Watch The 2016 USA Weightlifting American Open Championship

The 2016 USA Weightlifting American Open Championships are about to be underway in Orlando, Florida. Official dates for the competition are from December 8th-11th, which means there's only four days to watch the stacked and large list of competitors. To watch...

John Cena Shows Off His Weightlifting Skills By Hitting a 304 lb Snatch

When you think of John Cena, what’s the first thought that comes to mind? I’m going to guess it’s probably professional wrestler or actor. What about Olympic weightlifter? That’s right: John Cena is not only a great performer, but he’s a...

“Finish Your Pull”: Snatch Training Tips and Weightlifting Considerations

“Finish Your Pull!” We have all heard this shouted from coaches and athletes at meets, on the training platform, or in class WODs. Failing to “finish the pull” in the snatch can results in missed lifts out front, jumping forwards...

Russian Athletes and Events Announced for Second Annual Klokov Power Weekend

In early July, Dmitry Klokov announced his second-annual Power Weekend, a Moscow-based event where international lifters (both active and retired) come together to put on some feats of strength we don't normally see tested in competition settings. These included hang...

3 Total-Body Dumbbell Workouts Every Strength Athlete Should Do

We all know the importance of unilateral training, switching up modalities (barbells, kettlebells, dumbbells, bodyweight, etc), and how athletes can improve baseline fitness and general physical preparedness by integrating some varied training into their regiments. Dumbbell total-body sessions are...

Is This the Heaviest Front Squat of All Time?

The front squat is a lift we rarely — if ever — see tested under "competition" circumstances, but it makes up a big portion of strength training for athletes across disciplines. It's a pillar of weightlifting, increasingly common for...

Release Date Set for Reebok Legacy Lifter (and the Closest Look So Far)

Two months ago, 2010 CrossFit Games Champion (and longtime Reebok athlete) Graham Holmberg gave us a look at Reebok's new weightlifting shoe in a YouTube video. And at the IWF Junior Worlds earlier this summer, weightlifting phenom CJ Cummings wore a...

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Analyzing Eddie Hall’s Performance at the 2017 World’s Strongest Man

Author’s Note: This post contains spoilers for the 2017 World’s Strongest Man, but all results are unofficial until announced by the World’s Strongest Man...

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