Olympic Weightlifting

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?

The Mistake That's Costing You Pounds in Your Cleans

There is a phenomenon in CrossFit that is remarkably consistent across all time zones, borders, and accents. It’s the hitch and bounce.

How Warming Up the Right Way Can Still Go Wrong

First, I’m going to tell you how a warm up should go. Then, I’m going to discuss all the factors you aren't considering that might have you get injured.

Should a Weightlifter Watch Other Lifters?

Watching fellow lifters perform can be problematic. Get used to being watched, but don’t watch too many failures.

There Are No Secret Training Programs

The training program is only a part of the process of developing a weightlifter. A large part of the magic lies in the implementation of the plan.

Is Weightlifting a Team Sport or an Individual Effort?

Team placing strategy can often conflict with individual ambitions. Let's break down how this can happen.

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