If you've ever attended or competing in an Olympic weightlifting meet, you've no doubt encountered the drama of the "press-out" call from the judges. Should the rules be relaxed or remain as they are?
Women have been competing in weightlifting on the international level for 25 years now. How have things developed in that time? And where will another 25 years take women in this sport?
Getting young people involved in weightlifting is a challenge for many reasons. Is it possible to combat these reasons or is it just part of our culture that weightlifting will remain a niche sport?
What does being an endo-, ecto-, or mesomorph have to do with your weightlifting? Quite possibly a lot. Learn about the body types and the impact each has on weightlifting performance.
Olympic weightlifting has long been a rogue sport, mostly by its own doing. How did we isolate ourselves? And is the tide changing? I think so - let's take a look at why and how.
Rather than physical qualities, what might be most important for weightlifters are 3 mental qualities: affective stability, concentration, and perseverance. Read on for an explanation of each.
If I could make resolutions for weightlifters, retired lifters, prospective lifters, coaches, and more, here's what they would be. What would the weightlifting world look like if these happened?
My greatest day in weightlifting didn't come in competition. It came while lifting an everyday object in 1970 at a summer job. It seems to have been more impressive than my Olympic lifts ever were.
If you've followed us this year, you know we like Olympic weightlifting. If you haven't, here are the top articles we've posted, from the likes of Bob Takano and Greg Everett.
If you have spent time around expert coaches, you know they see things normal humans don't. How did they develop this skill? Learn step-by-step how to develop the coaching eye for weightlifting.
While thinking about my shopping I thought of my fellow iron-heads and what they would appreciate under their trees. I propose the following gifts to make their 2013 lifting soar to new heights.
The push press has seen a resurgence of late, but does it have a place in weightlifting? Did Paul Anderson really push press 435lbs? And do you actually know how to do it properly?
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