Olympic Weightlifting

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.

When Referees Go Wrong: How to Handle Harsh Calls

When decisions go against you or your athletes, you can feel like you’ve been unjustly penalized.

How to Analyze Which of Your Lifts Need Attention

You have to do a certain amount of every lift to ensure strength and skill development. But how do you know which is weakest and how to adapt your training?

How Tonnage Calculations Can Make You a Better Lifter

What are you doing with all those numbers in your lifting journal? Do you know the formulas you should be using to plan your training?

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