Weightlifting

The Romanian Deadlift – The Ultimate Exercise Guide

The Romanian Deadlift is a great assistance lifting exercise for weightlifters, powerlifters, and yes, CrossFit athletes. This deadlift variation is a more specific way to increase hamstring and glute engagement, build muscle mass, and increase injury prevention in these...

Weightlifters Getting Gymnasty: Nathan Damron’s One-Legged Back Flip

Nathan Damron has had a busy couple of months. The 20 year old weightlifter out of Mash Elite Performance in North Carolina has officially moved up to the 94kg weight class after bouncing back and forth between 85kg over...

Should You Deadlift After Leg Day?

I get this question enough that I figured I would explore it some here. Deadlifting, like squats and other movements, may be performed multiple times per week (or once per week, and yes, even less frequent than that) if warranted...

Video: Lu Xiaojun Snatches 150kg for 3 Reps at 77kg Bodyweight

World record holder and 2012 Olympic gold medalist Lu Xiaojun is training hard and pulling some serious weight as he trains for the Chinese National Weightlifting Championships in September. In a newly posted clip below, Lu throws 150kg (330.6lb) overhead...

Russia Withdraws Its Appeal of One-Year Doping Ban

After a meeting between the new president of the Russian Weightlifting Federation (Maksim Agapitov) and the head of the International Weightlifting Federation (Dr. Tamas Ajan) in Budapest on Wednesday night, Russia has formally withdrawn their appeal of their one-year doping ban....

Nathan Damron Clean & Jerks 205kg, 10kg Above Junior American Record

Twenty year old American weightlifter Nathan Damron continues to make a run at big numbers after moving up to the 94kg weight class (we think permanently; he switched back and forth between 85kg and 94kg for much of late 2015/early 2016)....

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 timing. Often overlooked is the first, and very critical phase of the snatch, which begins...

Kazakhstan Announces Rio Olympic Weightlifting Team

Doping retests have dramatically altered the weightlifting field heading into Rio, and with several Olympic champions testing positive from Beijing and London retests, Kazakhstan was among the nations most affected. While the Kazakh national team faces a one-year ban...

BarBend to Live Stream the MFLH Invitational on Saturday, December 3rd

BarBend and Move Fast Lift Heavy are pleased to announce a new partnership that will bring the MFLH Invitational to more people than ever. Photo: @ericalivoti  On December 3rd, some of the strongest, most exciting functional fitness athletes — including multiple...

There’s a New Nike Romaleos 2 Color Scheme

We tend to think the coolest Nike Romaleo lifters are of the customized variety, but that's not to say there aren't some solid options straight off the line. We've seen them in traditional black, bright crimson, pink, white/grey, Hyper...

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7 Ways to Finish Faster on Timed WODs

Functional fitness athletes and members know all too well the uncertainty that can be felt during the countdown of starting a new Workout of...

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