olympic weightlifting

Former bodybuilders who are new to Olympic weightlifting demonstrate similar movement patterns. It may take a while to change these patterns, but it can be done.
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.
We continue with our series teaching the six basic RKC exercises - this week we move onto one of the more complicated movements, the kettlebell clean. Are you doing it correctly?
What is strength? Not strength like science or weightlifting defines it, but strength for you in your everyday life? Let's look at the idea of functional strength and what it really, truly is.
Feel like the little sport you loved has grown up and sold out? UFC? Weightlifting? CrossFit? You're not alone - most popular sports evolve similarly. Let's take a look at how a sport goes global.
Former U.S. National Team member Emmy Vargas performs a proper snatch extension. This a great movement to develop power and technique.
If you don't own Greg Everett's original book on Olympic weightlifting then your library is not complete, whether you are a coach or an athlete. Read our review to find out why this book is essential.
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?
Although many lifters would love to have the technical proficiency demonstrated in this lift, I found a couple of points that could make it even better next time around.
Holley Mangold is back to journaling with us, Donnie Thompson is getting us stronger and more mobile, and Dusty Hyland teaches us a muscle-up.
The shift from the pull to the knees to the power position is one of the most difficult aspects of coaching technique. Here's a simple exercise to teach the feeling of this movement.
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?
Every Sunday we post the "Sunday Seven" so you can quickly see the 7 most popular articles of the week. This week's popular topics: protein bars, Olympic weightlifting, family athletics, and more!
It's unpleasant, but it's inevitable. Eventually all athletes (and all weightlifters) must retire from the game. What does this look like for different athletes and why do they make the choice?
We've chosen the winners of the Olympic weightlifting photo contest! Check them out here, and find out how to win next month's "crazy workout face" contest - with prizes from Barlean's!
An important ratio for a weightlifter to know is the ratio of the snatch to the clean and jerk. I'm going to tell you why it's important and how to make appropriate training adjustments.