Weightlifting

Snatch More Weight with These Simple Tips

The snatch can be your best friend or your biggest foe. To many athletes, the snatch is an elusive movement that requires countless hours of dedicated additional training. Newsflash: Snatches are tough! They take physical practice, mental capacity to lock...

The 8 Best Yoga Poses for Olympic Weightlifters

Olympic weightlifting places more demands on the body’s mobility, balance, coordination, and flexibility than perhaps any other sport, but that’s not the only reason it pairs well with yoga. When we asked Mike Aidala, a USA Weightlifting Level 1 Sports...

5 Reasons Functional Fitness Athletes Can Benefit from “Formal” Weightlifting

Being a weightlifting coach at a premiere CrossFit® gym in New York City, I have had the opportunity to work with many members and drop-ins from all over the globe, who in one way or another have embraced the...

Mohamed Ihab Takes Weightlifting to a Whole New Level

Mohamed Ihab Youssef is certainly a weightlifter to watch closely heading into the Rio Olympics. The 25 year old Egyptian lifter placed second in the 69kg category at the 2014 World Weightlifting Championships in Almaty, and he followed that...

Weightlifter CJ Cummings Snatches 143kg for New American Record

Seventeen year old 69kg American weightlifter CJ Cummings put on a strong performance at the 2018 Arnold Classic, where he took place in USAW's Pan Am Trials session. He was able to extend his current Senior American snatch record...
USA Weightlifting Strongest High School Combine

USA Weightlifting Announces the Strongest High Schoolers in America

If you're curious about what some of the strongest high school athletes across the nation are lifting, now you can find out. On March 1st, we reported on USA Weightlifting's new method to seek out potential new and young talent...

7 Things I Wish I’d Known Before I Started Weightlifting

Olympic weightlifting requires an incredible amount of technique, strength, flexibility, agility, balance, focus, and determination. There's a lot to work on — and that means that getting better usually means learning from a lot of mistakes. We spoke to some pretty extraordinary weightlifters to...
Harrison Maurus Pan Am Championships

Harrison Maurus Puts Up Big Numbers In First International Competition At 85kg

The 2018 Senior Pan American Weightlifting Championships are currently taking place in Santa Domingo, Dominican Republic. The Championships kicked off on the 12th and run through the 18th, so if you're interested in watching the live stream, then time...

How to Watch the 2016 Canadian Weightlifting National Championships

If you're looking for a place to watch the 2016 Canadian (Senior) National Championships in weightlifting, you're in luck: The event is live-streamed on YouTube thanks to the British Columbia Weightlifting Association. It's embedded below: Lifting begins on Friday May...

The DO’s and DON’Ts of Assistance Training

Assistance training can be a great tool for coaches and athletes to add quality muscle, improve movement patterning, and address specific faults and performance leaks. In earlier articles, I discussed various assistance training options for weightlifters, muscle hypertrophy, and corrective...

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Why Cossack Squats Are Great For Weightlifters and Other Strength Athletes

While many lifters today squat, front squat, lunge, and deadlift, we often find our training plans focusing on one singular plane of movement, often neglecting...

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