Weightlifting

11 Bicep Curl Variations for Strength and Mass

The bicep curl is a movement often saved for aesthetic training and accessory blocks. While some strength, power, and fitness athletes may brush off biceps training, others are finding good returns on integrating in biceps exercises into their accessory...

10 Lunge Variations to Build Leg Strength

The lunge is a movement used by most strength, power, and fitness athletes to increase leg strength, squatting and pulling abilities, increase unilateral performance, and increase injury resilience. The lunge has a wide array of variations that can be...
Saied Alihosseini Announces Withdrawal From 2018 IWF World Championships

Saeid Alihosseini Not Attending 2018 IWF World Championships

Earlier today, news broke that Iranian superheavyweight weightlifter Saeid Alihosseini would not be attending the 2018 IWF World Championships. The Iranian news outlet The Tehran Times reported that Alihosseini would be withdrawing due to injury.In terms of injury specifics,...
Lasha Talakhadze Clean & Jerks Unofficial World Record 264kg

Lasha Talakhadze Clean & Jerks an Incredible 264kg

Over the weekend, Georgian superheavyweight weightlifter Lasha Talakhadze hit an absolutely massive clean & jerk at the Georgian National Weightlifting Championships. For the first time since the weight class changes, Talakhadze formally competed in the newly established +109kg bodyweight...
Tian Tao Front Squats 280kg

Weightlifter Tian Tao Shakes the Internet With 280kg Front Squat

This week has been a seriously heave week for big front squats. Two days ago, we wrote about Wes Kitts smoking a lifetime PR front squat with 255kg/562 lbs. Today, we're back writing on another big front squat from Chinese...

10 Shoulder Press Variations to Build Upper Body Strength

The shoulder press is a movement used by most strength, power, and fitness athletes to increase overhead strength, pressing abilities, and add significant size and strength to the shoulders (and upper chest, traps, and triceps). The shoulder press has...

USA Weightlifting Announces 2018 IWF World Championship Teams

In less than two months, USA Weightlifting will make their way to the 2018 IWF World Championships in Ashgabat, Turkmenistan. This year's World Championships will be the first international competition implementing the IWF's new bodyweight categories, and it's set to...
Harrison Maurus 270kg squat

Weightlifter Harrison Maurus’ 270kg Squat Is a Serious Nailbiter

A bearded Harrison Maurus recently uploaded a training clip that seemed intended to remind us what a squat max out really looks like. Under the bar: the 18-year-old holder of the -77kg youth world record (and senior American record)...
Oleksiy Torokhtiy Beginner Snatch Tutorial

Olympians Oleksiy Torokhtiy and Rebeka Koha Teach the Snatch

Say what you want, but we're firm believers in the fact that there can never be enough exercise tutorials on the internet, especially on the snatch. Sometimes a cue can be explained and demonstrated multiples times before it clicks,...

5 Benefits of Heavy Thrusters

Heavy front squats and push presses are two movements that are beneficial for building strength, muscle mass, and athletic potential for strength, power, and fitness sports. Thrusters, often seen in functional fitness WODs, can also be used in strength...

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Powerlifting After 40: American Record Holder Joanna Welsh

I sat down with Joanna Welsh, a masters powerlifter and multi-time American record holder, to chat about taking up a new sport at 39...

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