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2024 is starting off with a bang for fans of weightlifting. February has hosted four different continental championships in a row as the Paris 2024 Olympic Games draw ever closer. This year, the Pan American Weightlifting Championships (PAWC) are being held in Caracas, Venezuela, from Feb. 23 to 29. This event will help decide the…
If you’re on the hunt for a new way to improve your weightlifting game, the muscle snatch is an absolute game-changer. The muscle snatch can help you build explosive leg power, teach you how to be a powerful and aggressive vertical puller, and reinforce solid snatching mechanics to boot. The tremendous amounts of strength and…
What Is Weightlifting?
Both events entail moving a loaded barbell from the floor to being held overhead at arm’s length. Athletes who compete in weightlifting are ranked on the sum of their heaviest successful snatch and clean & jerk, which is called a Total. Out of all major strength sports, weightlifting is widely considered to be the most intricate to learn, due to the complex techniques of its two movements.
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Hampton Morris made a great start for Team USA at the 2024 European Championships in Sofia, Bulgaria, an Olympic qualifying competition. Morris broke all three American national records in the 61-kilogram class — five kilograms more than his previous best total in qualifying for Paris 2024 — with the following lifts: 2024 European Championships Results…