Olympic Weightlifting

The 5 Best Olympic Weightlifting Shoes for Lifting and CrossFit

How do today's shoes stack up? We ranked them in five categories so you can choose the shoe that’s best for you.

An Easy Method to Teach a Perfect Weightlifting Start Position

Here's how we get a new athlete to approach the bar and simply set his or her back correctly without much thought.

Want a Bigger Jerk? It's All About the 2-Phase Dip

These two phases may not be distinct to the onlooker, but they are as far as the muscles are concerned.

Slow Down: Chad Vaughn's Free 4-Week Weightlifting Program

Overhead stability, bar path, extension, and head movement are guide this initial program and lead towards all of the variations and progressions.

The Benefits of Weightlifting Meets for Specific Skill Levels

While athlete growth has been significant, the growth in weightlifting infrastructure has not.

The Dip Error You Don't Even Know You're Making

Learn to change direction quickly, without hesitation, and you will be able to jerk anything you can clean.

Weightlifting Will Make You Shorter (and Other Ridiculous Assumptions)

The myth remains that weightlifting prevents growth of the bones, and young athletes will remain short.

Return on Investment: When to Prioritize Weakness and Strength

Is there any case for only concentrating on your strong points? I am going to say, “Yes."

Why You Should Warm Up Less (Like the Russians Do)

Your energy could be put to better use by engaging in lifts that will actually make you a better weightlifter.

Seattle's Gift to Weightlifting and Other Sports

The Boeing Company is located in Seattle and employs thousands. But what does this have to do with weightlifting?

Is Your Flexibility Determined Through Genetics or Training?

Regardless of your physical makeup, the way you train can still have great influence on your level of flexibility.

The Evolution of Weightlifting Coaching

Weightlifting coaching cannot be learned over a weekend, and even to practice it at entry level takes considerable preparation.

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