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Your 1RM Present: A 4-Week End of Year Strength Program
An end of year weightlifting heavy program for intermediate and advanced users with a max 1RM finish before Christmas.
The Olympic Weightlifting Primer
If you've caught the weightlifting bug, here's all you need to know to get started.
StrongFirst for CrossFit
There's a better way to improve your Fran time than just hammering away at the daily WOD.
Advice for the Newbie Weightlifter
Bewildered and discouraged at your start in weightlifting? Here are some ways to improve like a pro, even if you're brand new.
A Roadmap and Game Plan for Your Next Weightlifting Meet
Your preparation going into your next meet is as essential to your success as strength.
Why You Keep Missing Your Jerks
Timing and technique can make all the difference between nailing it and bailing out.
World Champion Weightlifters Are Just Like Us
A newbie might expect to see blinding speed and perfect technique at Worlds. But that is not always the case.
A Case for the Wide Grip Jerk: It's Hard to Argue With Success
One thing that stood out at the 2015 Pan American Games was the wide grip jerks employed by quite a number of successful competitors.
Cleaning Up Your Kettlebell Clean, Part 1
Learn how safely and effectively hold the rack position on your kettlebell clean.
Cleaning Up Your Dirty Clean: It's All About Technique
Olympic weightlifting is as popular as ever, and there are some common mistakes in the clean that need to corrected to stay safe.
The Top 10 Olympic Weightlifting Articles of 2014
Learn about technique, programming, recovery, and more in our most popular weightlifting articles.
Breaking Muscle HQ
A Step-by-Step Guide to a Perfect Jerk
Here's exactly what you should be doing from start to finish to ensure a safe and successful lift.
4 Weeks to Bigger Lifts with Olympian Chad Vaughn
Overhead stability, bar path, extension, and head movement are guide this initial program and lead towards all of the variations and progressions.
An Analysis of Interesting Weightlifting Records and Trends
Did you know that the average junior world record is 97.5% of the corresponding senior world record?
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.
PanAmerican Championships (Athlete Journal 36)
My achy wrist reared its ugly head during the PanAms last week, but at least I still have Worlds in September.
Why to Include Weightlifting in Your Warm Ups
Don't ignore the lifts because you aren't able to reap the benefits right now. Use your warm up as a place to perfect your technique.
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