Weightlifter Anatoli Ciricu Tests Positive from London; 9th Place Moves to Bronze

In the latest announcement after a series of doping retests from both the 2008 Beijing and 2012 London Olympic Games, Moldovan weightlifter Anatoli Ciricu has tested positive for the anabolic agent Dehydrochlormethyltestosterone. An IWF Public Disclosure released this week disclosed the result...

How To Structure Active Recovery Days

Active recovery days are the golden secret for many top athletes. The importance of these weekly, sometimes biweekly sessions are to: Improve blood flow and acidic byproduct clearance to damaged and fatigued muscle and tissues. Increase body temperature to allow...

Why You Should Avoid the “Lifter’s Grind” in Training

Sorry for the bad poem, but I’ve heard it helps to use humor to defuse a sensitive subject: Ode to the Grind The deadlifter stood tall and readied themselves for the fight. The challenge a new one; to pull with all their...

Onnit Announces Iron Man Kettlebell in Collaboration With Marvel

Earlier this summer, equipment/supplement/apparel company Onnit and Marvel teamed up to announce a series of Captain America bumper plates — and the results took the internet by storm. While those plates haven't hit stores shelves (online or retail) just...

Brian Shaw Didn’t Break the 100 Meter Rowing Record, But He Came Darn Close

Still fresh off his victory at the 2016 World's Strongest Man (his 4th overall), American strongman Brian Shaw seems to be having some fun with training, hanging out with 2015 CrossFit Games Champion Ben Smith and powerlifting legend Mark Bell at...

I’m a Weightlifter: Here’s What I’ve Learned From CrossFit Athletes

Over the past 10 years, I have found myself in between various training mentalities. In high school, it was to look better, and get “bigger, faster, stronger” for football, baseball, and track. When my athletic career came to an end,...

Three CrossFit Games Athletes Sanctioned for Violating Drug-Testing Policy

On September 9th, The CrossFit Games site announced two Games athletes from 2016 and one from 2015 have been sanctioned for violating CrossFit's drug-testing policy. The 2016 athletes are Scott Jones — who originally finished in 4rd place in the Masters...

Which CrossFit Games Athletes Snatch the Most Weight? (Males)

We'll square with you, readers: We're trying to figure out which male CrossFit Games athletes snatch the heaviest weight, and we want your help. And don't worry, because we certainly plan on finding out which female athletes can go...

America’s Strongest Artist: Blending Weightlifting & Art with Caine Wilkes

If you follow American weightlifting, you probably know Caine "The Dragon" Wilkes for his string of National Championships, appearances in international competition, 500+ pound clean & jerks, and amazing hair. He's also one of the more thoughtful, observant athletes you'll ever meet,...

Monday Motivation: Ali Ludwig’s (Hilarious) Squat Jerk PR

Weightlifting is hard, so it's good when lifters can laugh off training mishaps – because otherwise, that sh!t will drag your whole day down. So when Ali Ludwig (a +75kg lifter out of Waxman's Gym) recently "missed" a 120kg...