Olympic Weightlifting

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.

The Surprising New Sport of Brazil

You think the only Brazilian sports worth mentioning are fútbol or beach volleyball? Jorge Califrer is pioneering the sport of weightlifting in Brazil.

Why It's Not All About the Weight You Are Lifting

Weight is important. But speed of movement is an informative index to evaluate efficacy of training.

What to Do (and Not Do) on Competition Day

Complacency and lack of consideration of all aspects of competition can cost you many kilos on your total.

The Weightlifting Mistake You Didn't Know You Make

Many lifters pull the bar upward unevenly. This is not ideal. In weightlifting, symmetry is everything.

How Often Should You Compete in Weightlifting?

Weightlifting does not really have a competitive season. So the question arises for newcomers: "How often should we compete?"

2 Effective Methods of Getting Your Lifts Off the Ground

Is the consistency of the "get set" method better? Or the risk and reward of the "dive" method?

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