The Surprising New Sport of Brazil
You think the only Brazilian sports worth mentioning are fútbol or beach volleyball? Jorge Califrer is pioneering the sport of weightlifting in Brazil.
Weight Training in the Movies: A Reflection of Society?
One movie that stands out is 1955's Wee Geordie. Back then I was training with a hammer thrower, so we gave the movie our expert critique.
Sochi Winter Olympics 2014: Is it Okay to Switch Citizenship Just for a Gold Medal?
People change citizenship all the time. But when it comes to the Olympics, is it okay for someone to leave their country for no other reason than to have a better chance at winning gold medals?
The 3 Most Valuable Lessons a Young Athlete Can Learn From the Olympics
For young athletes, the Olympic Games can represent their future hopes and dreams. It can also be a source of valuable lessons in sportsmanship, spirit, and achievement.
Weightlifting and Figure Skating: An Odd Fit? Or Are All Olympians Doing It?
Back in 1980, my weightlifting athletes at the Olympic Training Center informed me that Randy Gardner, pairs figure skating champion was executing clean and jerks in the 200lb range.
How to Train Like an Olympic Speed Skater (Those Legs!)
I was so impressed watching the speed skaters in Sochi that I just had to sit down and research their training methods. You'd be surprised at how much of it you can give a try.
How We Can Apply the Olympics to Our Own Training
Olympians are glorified and their success is celebrated worldwide. But at what cost? And what does it have to do with each of us and the time we spend in the gym?
5 Lessons the Olympics Teach Us about Sport and Life
While the Olympics might also seem over the top, one thing is also certain - the Olympics captivate our attention. They do so because the Olympics teach us many lessons about sport and life.
Eric C. Stevens
Technology Doping in the Olympics: Cheating or Progress?
Drugs aren't the only controversial thing about the Olympics. The doping debate surrounding the 2014 Olympic Games also relates to use of technology in sport.
Judo and Life: From Beginners to Elites With AnnMaria De Mars and Kayla Harrison
Ann Maria De Mars is a world-class judo champion, but she prefers to talk about her middle school students. Hear what both De Mars and her Olympic gold medal winning student Kayla say about judo.
It’s Up to Her: Professional Athlete Phaidra Knight Controls Her Destiny
Phaidra's grandfather told her she could do anything, and so she did. From law school, to pro rugby, to an eye on the Olympic bobsled team, Phaidra believes in reinvention, adventure, and giving back.
Friday Flicks: Chael Sonnen and Kenny Florian Talk Wrestling's Future
Chael Sonnen and Kenny Florian share their feelings about the IOC's decision to drop wrestling from the Olympics. As Chael explains, this spells the end for the entire sport of wrestling.
Breaking Muscle HQ
Weightlifting vs the World: Rivalry Amongst Sports
Olympic weightlifting has long been a rogue sport, mostly by its own doing. How did we isolate ourselves? And is the tide changing? I think so - let's take a look at why and how.
Sunday Seven: The Week's 7 Most Popular Articles, Vol. 36
Every Sunday we post the "Sunday Seven" so you can quickly see the 7 most popular articles of the week. This week's hot topics: women and IF, chiropractic, adolescents and weight lifting, and more!
Breaking Muscle HQ
Why CrossFit and BJJ Should Never Be in the Olympics
BJJ and CrossFit should just stay away from the Olympics - for their own good. Here's why the sports wouldn't be good at the Olympics, and the Olympics wouldn't be good for them either.
Athlete Journal: Holley Mangold, Entry 17 - One-Armed Snatch Practice
Currently my training is about recovering from getting the metal bar out of my wrist. It's hard to watch other people lift when I can't. Here's some video of my one-armed snatch, though!
Staying Ahead of the Cheaters: A New Test for Human Growth Hormone
The war against performance-enhancing drugs is a bit like an arms race - scientists trying to stay one step ahead of each other. The newest advancement is a reliable test for HGH abuse.
The Paralympic Games: Changing Perceptions, Popularity Still Challenged
Oscar Pistorius opened my eyes to the Paralympics. I was embarrassed to realize I knew little about them and was amazing at the adaptive sports and level of athleticism the competition hosts.
Danette "Dizzle" Rivera
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