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?
For decades I’ve been hearing the complaints about technique coaching and training the snatch and clean and jerk. Here's why you need technique and there's no excuse for skipping over it.
Women have been weightlifting in the Olympics since 2000, but what did it take for them to get there? Let's look at equipment, competition, and politics from 1970 to present day.
As Olympic weightlifting becomes more popular, you might want to seek out a specialized coach. But how do you pick a good coach? What should you look for? Here are some tips.
Bob Hoffman. Google. Bud Charniga. Greg Everett. Jim Schmitz. Mikhail Gorbachev. CrossFit. Barry Bonds. These and more are what weightlifters should offer thanks for this thanksgiving.
In decades past women would never dream of competing in strength sports, and men did not encourage it. How did this all change? And why were women welcomed in the world of weightlifting?
Time for a history lesson and a trip back to the early days of strength sports. Find out where your sports came from and what strange movements and rules they used to include.
At what percentage of your 1RM power clean do you output the most power? If you are training to develop power, that would be useful to know. Science can now tell you the answer.
If you want solid Olympic weightlifting information, you've come to the right place. Here are 10 of our best pieces on perfecting your lifts, written by expert athletes and coaches.
Do you know how much heavier than your clean and jerk your back squat should be? And do you know why this is important? Let's look over the numbers so you can check your training plan.
The Cold War wasn't the only battle between East and West - there was also the Barbell War. The U.S. had many excuses for why the Soviets were winning the war. Was it training? Food? Drugs?
We here about athletes coming out of retirement to make comeback all the time. Why do they do this? Is it actually a good thing? And might we consider it ourselves as we get older?
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