You think the only Brazilian sports worth mentioning are fútbol or beach volleyball? Jorge Califrer is pioneering the sport of weightlifting in Brazil.
Weight is important. But speed of movement is an informative index to evaluate efficacy of training.
Complacency and lack of consideration of all aspects of competition can cost you many kilos on your total.
Many lifters pull the bar upward unevenly. This is not ideal. In weightlifting, symmetry is everything.
Weightlifting does not really have a competitive season. So the question arises for newcomers: "How often should we compete?"
Is the consistency of the "get set" method better? Or the risk and reward of the "dive" method?
We must make sure the sport is appealing and safe for the child - and matches the parent’s expectations.
Great bars and bumpers are a given. But what other factors should be considered when opening your own weightlifting gym?
Recently, I came across a joke specific to our sport that will get a nervous laugh, especially for those of masters age.
Every so often we get somebody drifting into our sport who thinks he is going to get rich.
Looking back from my current stage of life, much has now changed for youth weightlifters.
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