Dresdin Archibald

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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.
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.
Back in my day we did a lot of pressing lifts to train for our Olympic lifts. Included in these was my favorite, the incline press. Here are some of the things you need to know to do it correctly.
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?
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.
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.
The horrors of the Halloween season make me think of the even scarier things I see every day in the gym when new trainees attempt to do the squat, deadlift, and bench press.