Weightlifting

USA Weightlifting Releases Record Standards for New 90kg Weight Class

In an article published on the USA Weightlifting website, USAW has announced the record standards for the newly-established women's 90kg weight class. Next month's American Open Championships in Florida will make USAW the first national weightlifting federation to offer the weight...

Maximize Your Split Jerk With These 4 Jerk Variations

The split jerk can be a challenging component of the clean & jerk, one that often separates the best of lifters. When training the jerk, there are numerous variations and assistance exercises that can be used to help isolate specific...

Split Squat vs Lunge vs Step Up — What Are the Differences?

The split squat, lunge, and step up are three movements that are common unilateral low body exercises to increase leg mass, enhance movement integrity, and bulletproof an athlete from injury; all of which can be specifically applied to sports performance...

Nike, Reebok, Adidas: 2017 New Shoe Release Roundup

In the last two months Nike, Reebok, and Adidas have all released new cross trainers and lifting shoes. In the lead up to each shoe's release, there were multiple rumored shoe speculations, photo leaks, and release dates. Athletes following their favorite brands waiting for...

Watch Thuridur Helgadottir’s Epic Double Save in the Clean & Jerk

Now, this is a lift that will go down as one of the craziest saves we’ve seen at a weightlifting meet. Thuridur Helgadottir is an athlete who is rapidly making a name for herself in her home country of Iceland —...
IWF Lifts Anti-Doping Bans Early for Three Countries.

IWF Lifts Doping Suspensions On Turkey, Armenia, and Azerbaijan Early

Over the last month, there's been a plethora of news regarding the International Weightlifting Federation (IWF), the International Olympic Committee (IOC), and recently formulated anti-doping regulations. Earlier today, the IWF announced that Turkey, Armenia and Azerbaijan — three of the nine currently...

Leather Vs. Nylon Lifting Belts: What Are the Differences?

Of all the lifting belts variations, there tends to be two different base materials that belts will made out of; these are leather and nylon. There are multiple material blends, foam inserts, and cloth variations in belts, but at the...

The Nordic Ham Curl: Pros, Cons, and Benefits

Some exercises go through phases in the fitness industry. First, they’re thought of as useless and not functional, then they’re considered as incredible cure-alls, and finally they settle somewhere in the middle. It happened to kettlebell swings, it happened...

Caine Wilkes Wins Pan American Championships Gold for Team USA!

American weightlifter Caine Wilkes has a lengthy resume that includes multiple National Championships and even a few of the heaviest clean & jerks in American history. Not, he can add a new title to that list: his second Pan...

How to Eat and Train for Healthier Ligaments

Some strength athletes spend an awful lot of time thinking about their joint health without giving much consideration to the health of their ligaments, the bands of tough-yet-flexible connective tissue that connect bones to other bones. Ligaments aren’t muscles so...

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How Long Should You Rest Between Sets? What the Science Suggests

It's generally understood that rest time is dependent on type of exercise, training goal, and rep scheme. For example, heavier multi-joint exercises with low-reps receive...

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