Shi Zhiyong is an absolute record-setting machine. The -73-kilogram weightlifter exceeded his own clean & jerk world record by one kilogram with a 199-kilogram lift. However, the clean & jerk was completed at a national competition, so it will only count as a national record, not a world record (which...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!
Both USA weightlifting and the International Olympic Committee (IOC) have reacted to the news that Ursula Garza Papandrea has been removed as Interim President of the International Weightlifting Federation (IWF) — and they are not pleased. On Oct. 13, 2020,...Read more
The International Weightlifting Federation (IWF) Executive Board held a vote in an emergency virtual meeting called by Nicu Vlad of Romania where they decided to remove Ursula Papandrea of the United States as Interim President. She was replaced by Intarat...Read more
In September 2020, weightlifting coach, journalist, and author Jim Rutter self-published a book he hoped would ignite conversation in the lifting community both in the United States and abroad. Titled The Sport Is Steroids, Rutter's book examines doping culture, practice,...Read more
On Oct. 8, 2020, the International Weightlifting Federation announced they were imposing sanctions on six Russian athletes who have been found guilty of anti-doping violations between the years 2011 and 2015. The athletes will be suspended. What’s more, three other...Read more
Olympic weightlifter CJ Cummings is closing in on the clean & jerk world record. The 20-year-old, who competes in the -73 kilogram weight class, is a four-time Junior World Weightlifting Champion (2016, 2017, 2018, and 2019 ) and just hit an...Read more
At a national competition the weekend of September 18th, Georgian superheavyweight weightlifter Lasha Talakhadze completed a series of four snatches that culminated in a 222kg lift — the heaviest snatch ever recorded on film, and the heaviest confirmed snatch made...Read more