Olympic Weightlifting

What Does "Certification" Mean?

The public seems to demand that all instructors are certified. This seems to provide comfort, but how useful is it?

The Free 4-Week Stronger-Than-Ever Weightlifting Program

Soon I turn 32, but I am stronger than I've ever been (except for a moment in college when I was thirty pounds heavier and squatting three inches higher).

Why Winning and Losing Matters and the Dodo Is Extinct

Schools insist on equality of result. No one fails and no one's self-esteem is damaged - and no one is prepared for real life.

The Max Effort Black Box Program Adapted for Weightlifters

Prior to a national weightlifting competition, I took a non-traditional approach to my training. What follows is an outline of the program I created.

How to Avoid Blacking Out While Weightlifting

It is often possible to catch yourself, take a breath, and recover. At other times you may pass out.

Why to Include Weightlifting in Your Warm Ups

Don't ignore the lifts because you aren't able to reap the benefits right now. Use your warm up as a place to perfect your technique.

4 Ways to Develop Willpower for Weightlifting

Willpower is the ability to regulate your actions, to direct yourself to achieve goals, and to overcome obstacles.

Coaching Education Approaches: Some Thoughts on the Instruction of Weightlifting

As a lifelong follower of weightlifting, I can say interest in the sport is at an all-time high. So there will continue to be a need for competent instruction.

Got Vertical? How to Measure for Explosive Strength

Most laypersons will bet that weightlifters have little jumping ability. They are just too big and slow, right? This is now refuted frequently, but the Soviets actually refuted it decades ago.

How to Calculate the Energy Expenditure of Weightlifters

Traditionally, work is measured in total kilos lifted. In fact it depends on three things: the bodyweight of the lifter, the skill level of the lifter, and the particular exercise performed.

Learning and Training the Proper Technique for the Barbell Snatch

The snatch is a challenging, yet rewarding, lift to master. But, it does take time to learn the proper technique.

For CrossFitters: 7 Strategies for Success in Your First Olympic Weightlifting Meet

Strategy is an important factor in weightlifting competition. I've seen many times where a more skilled strategist has been able to defeat a stronger opponent merely by monitoring these factors.

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