Weightlifting

Structured Warm-Up Series: The Snatch

A quick and efficient warm-up routine is key to efficiently preparing for snatches in team and individual settings. As a weightlifter and coach, I have had to develop a warm-up routine that hits the major technical aspects of the snatch...

Good Morning Exercise Guide

Good mornings are among the most fundamental lower back, hamstring, and glute accessory exercises done by powerlifters, Olympic weightlifters, Strongman, and fitness athletes. In this exercise guide we will discuss the good morning (specifically the barbell good morning), offering...

The Best Answers from Mattie Rogers’ Reddit AMA

Mattie Rogers is the United States’ strongest -69kg weightlifter, currently holding the national record in the snatch (106kg/233.7lb), clean & jerk (134kg/295.4lb), and total (239kg/527lb). She also took home bronze in the snatch (104kg) and the total (235kg) at...

Dates and Venue Confirmed for 2018 World Weightlifting Championships

Late last week there was some confusion in the weightlifting community when South Korean weightlifting fan Shin Yong Jin — who regularly posts weightlifting news and training clips — uploaded the following caption to his Instagram account: In November 2017,...

5 Exercises to Build a Stronger and Healthier Squat

As coaches and athletes, we know all too well the powerful effects of the almighty squat. We also know how daunting and elusive a strong, stable, and healthy squat can be for many athletes, client's, and even us coaches to...

Interview: Stacia-Al Mahoe Talks Competing In Both Weightlifting and Powerlifting

One of the great things about competitive strength sports is that they can create opportunities for athletes to train and possibly be successful in more than their one sport of choice. For example, you could see a weightlifter compete...

Colombian Weightlifter Edwin Mosquera Shot Dead in Colombia

Edwin Mosquera Roa, a Colombian weightlifter in the -69kg weight class, was murdered this weekend in an altercation in Palmira, a city near Cali in southwestern Colombia. According to reports, he was shot in the head and the knee...

Adidas Leistung 16 II Vs. Adidas AdiPower

Adidas weightlifting shoes continue to stand among some of the top choices for strength athletes. In recent years, we've seen Adidas pump out multiple reiterations of their most popular shoe choices including the Powerlifts, AdiPowers, and Leistungs. These three...

6 CrossFit Movements Every Strength & Power Athlete Should Do

Squats, presses, deadlifts, and the Olympic lifts are often at the forefront of a strength and power athletes. While strength and muscle hypertrophy are key to athletic performance, other fitness attributes like power, balance, muscle coordination, mobility, and work...

Front Lateral Raises: Muscles Worked, Exercise Demo, and Benefits

In earlier articles we discussed the lateral shoulder raise and all it has to offer to athletes than just size and increased muscle (which is ample). In this article, we will dive into the front lateral raise and discuss...

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Isometrics Are Your Secret Weapon for Heavier Lifts

A lot of lifters forget that there are three basic types of muscular contractions: concentric, which is contraction while the muscle shortens, eccentric, contraction...

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