CJ Cummings Sets New World Records, First for an American Man Since 1970

The 2016 Junior World Weightlifting Championships is in full swing (watch live here), and for the first time in nearly 46 years, and American male holds a world record. CJ Cummings came back from a 4th place performance in the snatch...

Watch the 2016 Junior World Weightlifting Championships Live!

The 2016 Junior World Championships in weightlifting are underway in Tbilisi, Georgia ("Republic of" as opposed to southern U.S. state, just to clarify). It's an event poised to witness some big lifts from promising Juniors. And while the 2018 Junior...

Summer Is Barefoot Lifting Season. Here Are Our Favorite Shoeless Snatches

Vasily Polovnikov does all sorts of crazy strong things in training. And in honor of the beautiful weather in Norwood, Massachusetts, he's getting summer training off to a great start by lifting appropriately: barefoot. Want to find the best weightlifting shoe...

Apparently Choreographed Barbell “Dancing” Is a Thing Now

Alright fitness people, here's a little something we never thought we'd be reporting on: a choreographed barbell "dance" complete with very serious head hair tosses and eight count thrusters. At a recent Rush Club Nation event held on Saturday June...

IWF Awards 2018 Junior Worlds to North Korea. Don’t Jump to Conclusions Just Yet

On June 23rd, a few days before the kickoff of the 2016 Junior World Championships in Tbilisi, Georgia, the International Weightlifting Federation (IWF) announced they had awarded the 2018 Juniors to Pyongyang, Democratic People's Republic of Korea. For anyone not familiar with...

As CrossFit Evolves, Games Success Will Require a Longer Term Plan

In the grand scheme of sports, CrossFit is barely out of its infancy. Though Greg Glassman began piecing together the parts of the methodology back in the 1970s, when he accidentally invented “Fran” in his garage, CrossFit as a sport...

How to Match Training and Nutrition for Year-Long Goals

I’m writing this article from 30,000 feet in the air, on my way back from the beautiful Atlantis Resort in the Bahamas. Sun, sand, beaches, water parks, and yes - gorgeous bodies in very little clothing all make for a...

Strongman Is Getting a Movie: Chris Bell Announces “Stronger” Documentary

The director of "Prescription Thugs" and "Bigger Stronger Faster*" has made a new documentary chronicling the sport of strongman. And from the brief teaser trailer released on Instagram, "Stronger" already looks like it will feature some of the sport's...

IWF Votes on Olympic Reallocation, Redistributes Spots to These Countries

In another update from the International Weightlifting Federation (IWF) Executive Board meetings in Tblisi, Georgia, the Olympic spots rescinded from countries with multiple doping violations have been redistributed (pending IOC approval). In the wake of doping violations, spots for weightlifters in...

Strength Myths: “Weightlifting Is Bad For Your Knees”

One of my favorite parts of being involved in a strength sport is hearing all the ridiculous nonsense that comes out of people's mouths. Apparently weightlifting is terrible because it’s “so bad for your knees.” Well, so is being...