Weightlifting

Banded Face Pull – Muscles Worked, Benefits, and Exercise Demo

Some exercises just don't get the respect and spotlight they deserve. The banded face pull is one of them, an unsung hero done before heavy bench press sessions, in warm-up areas before National weightlifting meets, or in the bullpen...

Attitude Nation Pink Lasso Lifting Strap Review

Attitude Nation is a company founded by Jon and Jessica North in 2011. Both Jon and Jessica are Olympic weightlifters, and Jon was the 2011 USA Weightlifting National Champion in the 94kg weight class. If there’s one thing many lifting fans note about...

2016 European Weightlifting Championships Full Results

The 2016 European Weightlifting Championships have come to an end. The event, held in Forde, Norway and organized by the European Weightlifting Federation, came to an end on April 16th. Just as notable as some truly impressive performances — including...

Reddit User Solves Our Bumper Plate Math Problems

For those of us who are a little, uh, special when it comes to math and bumper plates, Reddit user "suppersam" came to the rescue. As if we needed further proof that the internet solves all our problems, suppersam's new...

Dylan Cooper Clean & Jerks 300 lbs While Solving a Rubik’s Cube

If this title didn't catch your attention, then I don't know what it's going to take. Dylan Cooper, 105kg weightlifter out of California Strength, just shared a video on his Instagram page that's sure to turn your head. In the...

CJ Cummings Repeats, Wins 2017 Junior World Weightlifting Championship

Lifting at around 4:30am Eastern Standard Time, USA Weightlifting's CJ Cummings won his second straight Junior World Championship at the 2017 Junior World Weightlifting Championships in Tokyo, Japan. It's Cummings' fourth world title overall (2-time Youth, 2-time Junior) and...

Fight the Couch Potato Within: Mid-Week Lifting Motivation

Straight from the mouths of powerlifting champs Stian Walgermo and Brett Gibbs, this week's images are no-nonsense. Honestly, looking at pictures of fit people working out won't get you a single step closer to getting stronger yourself -- but...

Adidas AdiPower Vs. Adidas Powerlift 3

When it comes to weightlifting shoes Adidas is one of the bigger brand names you'll see athletes reach for. They have multiple models on the market and frequently update their shoe's colorways and improve their designs. Two popular models...

Jon North Has Defibrillator Implanted, Is Recovering After Successful Surgery

Last week, weightlifter and bodybuilder Jon North went into cardiac arrest and was rushed to the hospital. A few days later, his wife — Jessica Lee North — announced  on Facebook that Jon would undergo surgery to have a defibrillator installed permanently. On...

The Zercher Squat: How, When, and Why It Should Be In You Training

The Zercher Squat is a movement-based exercise that nearly every athlete, regardless of sport goal, can benefit from. This unique squat variation can increase upper mock strength and posture, core stabilization, and potentially develop the biceps. (Important to note that...

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Weightlifter Profiles: Anthony Pomponio (85kg) From Juggernaut Strength

On Saturday, September 3rd I had the chance to catch up with Anthony Pomponio at the Hassle Free Invitational in Sacramento, CA before he...

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