Weightlifting

The 1 1/4 Squat: How, When, and Why It Should Be in Your Training

If you are someone who gets stuck at the bottom of squats and/or heavy cleans, this may be the exercise for you. As lifters advance in their training, simply squatting may not be enough to address an individual's weaknesses. For...

Sohrab Moradi (94kg, Iran) Sets Two New World Records

From the looks of it, Iran's Sohrab Moradi simply cannot be stopped. The 2016 Rio Olympic Champion returned to the international platform in sensational form Sunday night, winning the Men's 94kg weight category at the 2017 Weightlifting World Championships by...

Should Athletes Use GoFundMe for Competitions?

Before we dive into a controversial subject, we'll say this: No two people share the exact same circumstances, and no two people face the same obstacles to success, their dreams, or whatever. That being said, is it okay for...

When Will We See the Nike Romaleos III?

Update 1: SportChek (a Canadian sportswear retailer) has listed the Romaleos 3 in their online store, although it's not currently in stock.  Image: SportChek The product listing also includes some more information about the new model, a lot of which was...

Wes Kitts Unofficially Snatches New American Record (174kg)

Wes Kitts may still seem new to many in the American weightlifting community, but after an impressive career start followed by almost a year training at California Strenght, he continues to exhibit immense promise. Yesterday, the 105kg lifter took a...

Barbell Row vs Dumbbell Row – Which Is Best for Strength, Hypertrophy, and Fitness?

In previous articles we discussed the benefits of the barbell row and other back exercises commonly seen in power, strength, and competitive fitness training programs. In this article, we will discuss the differences between the barbell row vs dumbbell...

Watch Weightlifter Aleksey Torokhtiy Do Ballet In a Tutu

Ukrainian weightlifter Aleksey Torokhtiy won gold at the 2012 London Olympics with a total of 412 kilograms (908.3 pounds). He can power jerk 255kg. And now, thanks to his pretty awesome YouTube channel, you can see him do ballet...

Why Is General Physical Preparedness (GPP) Important for Long-Term Success?

Coaches can play a pivotal role in the overall health and development of athletes of all levels (beginner to elite). Through the inclusion of more generalized training phases throughout one's training cycle, coaches and athletes can better prepare and...

How to Find Your Mentor in Strength Sports

To the strength athlete, there are few things as vital to progress as a mentor. Throughout my career in athletics I have experienced a wide variety of coaches, teammates, competitors, etc. whom I looked to for guidance. These men...

Harrison Maurus Front Squats 200kg for a Strong 9 Reps

Weightlifter Harrison Maurus has been hitting multiple PRs since the 2017 IWF World Championships. His latest Instagram video highlights possibly the biggest front squat set we've seen yet from the young weightlifter, and it came after two sets of...

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