Weightlifting

IronMind Strong Enough Lifting Straps Review

Strength sport enthusiasts may have heard of IronMind before. IronMind Enterprises was founded in 1988 by Randall J. Strossen, Ph.D., who’s also the editor-in-chief and publisher of MILO Journal. In addition to producing content, the company also manufacturers several categories of strength...

Watch the RVA Open & Invitational, Live Streaming for FREE July 16-17th

Now in its 5th year, the RVA Open has become one of the nation's top weightlifting competitions. And this year, you can watch the entire thing LIVE — and for FREE — through our new partnership with the event...

Poke Is Easy, Protein-Packed, and Perfect for Summertime Gains

Summertime is basically here, and that means lots of sunshine, cookouts, and beach bodies. After spending the winter and dreary spring indoors, we’re all itching for a change of scenery and diet. If you’re sticking to a meal plan,...

Why Every Athlete Should Do More Beltless Squat Training

In an earlier article we discussed the benefits of using a weightlifting belt during training and competition, which naturally paved the way for belt vs. beltless debate among many strength and power athletes. While belts are highly beneficial (and recommended) during...

Americans Weightlifters to Watch at the IWF Youth World Championships

USA Weightlifting's top Youth competitors will be competing at the 2017 IWF Youth World Championships starting next week. This year's Youth Worlds are being held from April 3-10th in Bangkok, Thailand. Be sure to check out the live stream with this...

IWF Releases Public Disclosure on Positive Doping Tests from Rio

The International Weightlifting Federation has released on official Public Disclosure regarding positive doping tests at the 2016 Rio Olympic Games. While we had heard reports from various news sources regarding the athletes named, this is the most official announcement so far...

It’s Official: IWF Suspends Ilya Ilyin, Other Olympic Champions

In the culmination of many rumors circulating over the past month — and a statement from IWF President Dr. Tamas Ajan while visiting Iran for the Fajr Cup — the International Weightlifting Federation (IWF) has finally released their official announcement on the London...

How to Deadlift 500lbs (and More) – Programming, Tips, and Mentality

The deadlift is one of the most empowering movements one can do with a barbell. Pulling strength is key to nearly every strength, power, and functional fitness movement, with many lifters always looking for the top tips and tricks...

Jessica Lucero Puts on Record Breaking Performance at USAW National Championships

On Friday evening at the 2017 USA Weightlifting (USAW) National Championships, Jessica Lucero of Catalyst Athletics won her third National Championship in a row and showed everyone why she is likely the top 58KG athlete in American history. After making two...

Weightlifting Myths: Spot Toning and Muscle Turning Into Fat

When it comes to believing in the benefits of strength training, there are usually two types of people: those that dive in head first, and those looking for the magic pill without putting in the time to reap the...

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How to Embrace the Mental Challenge of Strength Training

As a coach, one of the most powerful tools you can possess is an understanding of your athlete's motivation to perform. You think that...

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