Tuesday, June 8, 2021, marked a special day for the 2020 Tokyo Olympic Games. According to the International Olympic Committee's (IOC) announcement, 29 athletes from 11 different countries were named to the Refugee Olympic Team, also known as the EOR (Equipe Olympique des Réfugiés). Twenty-five of them received Refugee Athlete...Read more
When it comes to building a serious set of arms (and a monstrous back), few exercises can offer the strength and muscle hypertrophy stimulus as the chin up. The chin up, in addition to movements like pull ups, rows, and...Read more
What Is Weightlifting?
Weightlifting is a weight-classed strength sport. In competitive weightlifting, there needs to be a focus on balance of strength in the snatch and clean & jerk. An athlete’s platform success is comprised of the two competition lifts and these lifts include the,
- Clean & Jerk
Out of every strength sport, weightlifting tends to be regarded as the most technical and tough to pick up. Whether you’re setting records or brand new to the sport, this page will serve as your all-in-one weightlifting home!
Olivia Reeves put on a clinic in the 71-kilogram weight class at the International Weightlifting Federation (IWF) Junior World Championships. The competition began on May 21, 2021, and runs through May 31, but May 27 belonged to the stellar lifts...Read more
The 2021 International Weightlifting Federation (IWF) Junior World Championships started on May 21 and will continue until May 31, but history has already been made. Rizki Juiansyah of Indonesia set three new Junior world records in the 73-kilogram weight class...Read more
Today I’m talking to American weightlifter Meredith Alwine, the current Pan American champion in the women’s 71kg category. I first met Meredith back in 2016 - in the early days of BarBend - while doing color commentary for the RVA...Read more
Protein and carbohydrates are necessary macronutrients for all of us regardless of whether you are a weightlifter or not. For the sake of clarity, the term weightlifter is referring to individuals who are competing in the Olympic lifts: snatch and...Read more
On May 19, 2021, USA Weightlifting revealed the eight athletes — four men and four women — representing America at the 2020 Tokyo Olympic Games. The Olympics will take place from July 23 through August 8, 2021. Weightlifting fans won't...Read more
The International Weightlifting Federation (IWF) South-American, Ibero-American, and Open Senior Championships in Cali, Columbia, on May 10-14, 2021, was a unique event for Spanish weightlifter and 2012 London Olympic Games gold medalist Lydia Valentin. She entered the silver-level Olympic qualifying...Read more