Olympic weightlifting in 2023 is fast approaching. On Nov. 1, 2022, USA Weightlifting (USAW) released the dates and locations for the 2023 North American Open Series (NAOSs) and National University Championships (NUC), and the Friendship Cup. For the first time since becoming a contest series in 2017, this competition circuit...Read more
Olympic weightlifters rely heavily on leg, back and pressing strength, with accessory movements being integrated to bring up weak muscle groups, improve any asymmetries and imbalances, and enhance a lifer’s injury resilience. Arm training, especially the triceps, biceps, and forearms,...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!
Some athletes are in a league of their own. On Thursday, Oct. 20, 2022, 18-year-old American weightlifter Hampton Morris broke his own Junior World Record in the clean & jerk...again. Morris, a 61-kilogram competitor, locked out 163 kilograms (359.3 pounds)...Read more
Clarence Kennedy is a vault of lifting riches. On Thursday, Oct. 20, 2022, the former competitive Olympic lifter published a new all-time heaviest snatch to social media — 190 kilograms, or 418.8 pounds. Not only is it a world-class lift...Read more
The future looks bright for Belgium. On Monday, Oct. 17, 2022, 20-year-old Olympic lifter Nina Sterckx set a pair of new Junior World Records in the clean & jerk and Total while lifting at the 2022 European Junior & Under-23...Read more
Weightlifting is roaring in 2022. From Oct. 6 to 16 in Manama, Bahrain, the strongest Olympic lifters in the East gathered in Manama, Bahrain to partake in the International Weightlifting Federation’s (IWF) Asian Weightlifting Championships (AWC). Manama was fraught with...Read more
Even the best strength athletes in the world take time away from the barbell. On Monday, Oct. 10, 2022, insidethegames reported that former Latvian weightlifter Rebeka Koha may make a return to her Olympic lifting career after a three-year hiatus. ...Read more
The International Weightlifting Federation's (IWF) Asian Weightlifting Championships (AWC) are set to take place from Oct. 6-16, 2022, in Manama, Bahrain. While the event is known for its particularly fierce competition, the 2022 AWC should be particularly exciting for fans...Read more