Olympic Weightlifting

A Step-by-Step Guide to a Perfect Jerk

Here's exactly what you should be doing from start to finish to ensure a safe and successful lift.

Cutting Weight in Weightlifting: Is There a Better Way?

Athletes have died trying to make weight. Therefore, efforts at reform in this area crop up regularly.

7 Ways Stress Can Harm Weightlifting Technique

In a competition, it is often the psychological stress that will defeat you, not strength.

The Scientific Differences Between Weightlifting and Powerlifting

At first glance, the differences are obvious. But the two sports are more closely related than you may think.

The Difference Between Age and Maturation in Youth Weightlifters

What periods of development we can capitalize on, and what periods we must approach with caution?

What Separates a CrossFit Coach From a Weightlifting Coach?

I earned my CrossFit L1 in 2010 and for some reason thought I was qualified to coach lifts. I was horrible.

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.

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