The first major international weightlifting competition in the COVID-19 era is in the books. Last week, athletes from all over Europe traveled to Moscow, Russia, to compete face-to-face for the first time in over a year due to delays and rescheduling brought about due to the continuing pandemic. The event...Read more
The plank is a foundational core strengthening exercise that can be done using bodyweight or weighted variations. This movement has a wide array of variations and alternatives to challenge strength, power, and fitness athletes and have a direct application to...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!
The new hybrid-lifting shoe from Nike — the Nike Savaleos — was released on April 1, 2021. Much like its predecessor, the Nike Romaleos, which have seen four iterations, the Savaleos are designed for Olympic weightlifters. However, unlike the Romaleos,...Read more
Today we're talking to coach Travis Mash. In some circles, Travis is best known as a champion, world record-breaking powerlifter, and his career in that sport is legendary. But fewer people know that Travis’ first strength love was weightlifting, a...Read more
The International Weightlifting Federation (IWF) Executive Board announced three major developments on April 1, 2021: The location change for the IWF Junior World Weightlifting Championships — a gold qualifier event for the 2020 Tokyo Olympic Games, The event is moving...Read more
USA Track and Field (USATF) shot putter Joe Kovacs is unfathomably strong. The 2016 Rio Olympic Games silver medalist appeared on Sports Illustrated's Instagram page in a video that saw him squat a gargantuan 394.6 kilograms (870 pounds) for a set...Read more
On March 29, 2021, weightlifter Dmitry Klokov shared his results for CrossFit Open workouts 21.3 and 21.4. The workouts test different aspects of participants' fitness. 21.3 was an intense conditioning workout involving muscle-ups, thrusters, front squats, pull-ups, and toes-to-bar, while 21.4...Read more