olympic lifting

Valerie Worthington is a world-class grappler and a black belt in Brazilian jiu jitsu. She's also funny and high introspective. Find out how Val got to be Val and how she answers our 12 questions.
Lifting straps - what are they and why should you use them? SHOULD you use them? If so, when? And how?? Let me answer all these question for you regarding weightlifting and lifting straps.
Don't get too excited if you can lift a PVC pipe with perfect form. Learning good technique is just a first stop on the road to weightlifting success, not an end in itself.
This exercise is for beginners who have a tendency to swing the weight while learning the snatch or have arms that are too weak to perform the movement correctly.
Every Sunday we post the "Sunday Seven" so you can quickly see the 7 most popular articles of the week. This week's hot topics - Primal Move, CrossFit, tips for lifting, Usain Bolt, and more!
In my experience with beginners, there are two huge technical problems involved with teaching the pull from the floor. Breaking the pull into a progression has helped solve these problems.
Every Sunday we post the "Sunday Seven" so you can quickly see the 7 most popular articles of the week. The popular topics this week include overtraining, Olympic lifting, parenting, and more!
Greg Everett thinks the future of American weightlifting is in the hands of the upcoming generation of coaches and athletes. So what do they need to know? Greg lays it all out.
One of the functions of the coaching eye is to detect an error during the heat of battle. If you see your lifter making an error that is correctible, how do you help them fix it?
Sarah Robles takes the title of strongest woman at the 2012 American Record Makers Competition, with a 135 clean and jerk.
We have four new coaches here at Breaking Muscle - a literal world-class line up: Bob Takano, Charles Staley, Hannah Caldas, and Jon Kolaska.
Check out this short video of a new lifter snatching with 104 kg. If you watch carefully, you'll see his mistake - which Bob Takano calls "the dirty bop."
In Holley's second journal entry she talks about the difference between training at home in Columbus and training with the other athletes at the Olympic Training Center in Colorado.
Olympic weightlifting can be scary. Sometimes people drop bars on their heads. Learn these sure-fire ways to avoid hurting yourself (and avoid falling dinosaurs) while weightlifting.
Every Sunday we post the "Sunday Seven" so you can quickly see the 7 most popular articles of the week. This week - post-workout nutrition, awesome featured athletes, mushy love letters, and more!
It's been a long and torrid relationship. It's had ups and down, brilliant moments and dark periods. But, in the end, my love remains true, so I share my love letters to my snatch.
You don't have 20 hours per week to spend in the gym. You don't have the ability to workout twice a day, 6 days a week, and once on Sunday. And yet you want fast progress!