An Equal Playing Field: Female Olympic Weightlifting Coaches
These five women are thriving coaches in the sport of Olympic weightlifting.
Advice for Lifelong Training: "Gray Hair and Black Iron"
A mature athlete's guide for adjusting training to accommodate the merciless Father Time.
Another One Bites the Dust: U.S. Weightlifting Residency Program Closes
Top American lifters will be forced to find a new program as of September 30, 2016.
A Champion Through Adversity: The Late, Great Tommy Kono
The world of Olympic weightlifting was forever changed by the greatest lifter of all time.
The Pursuit of Excellence: Drug Use in Olympic Weightlifting
In an era of rampant doping, what would happen to the sport if drug tested resulted in a level playing field?
The Pursuit of Excellence: Steroid Myths in Sport
Media charades to discourage the use of performance-enhancing drugs caused more harm than good.
The Pursuit of Excellence: Early History of Doping in Sports
The conversation about performance-enhancing drug use in sport is riddled with truths and lies.
Old-School Jump Training for Olympic Lifters
Plyometrics are a classic way to build explosive power.
Brains and Brawn: How Smart (or Dumb) Are Weightlifters?
Think twice before calling someone a "dumb jock."
Stronger Lats for Stronger Lifts
Use these six exercises to build a bulletproof upper back.
The Complete Snatch Warm Up
Deconstruct your lift during the warm up to develop precision and speed.
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.
The Final Countdown: Strategies for Competition Week
What you do in the days leading up to competition is crucial for hitting your biggest lifts on the day.
3 of the Best: This Week's Top Articles, Vol. 4
These pieces have caught your attention throughout the week. So here they are in one place for you to consume, digest, and enjoy.
Breaking Muscle HQ
Pound for Pound Lifting: Who Is Stronger? (Wilks vs. Sinclair)
Bodyweight numbers and strength - what does the math say?
5 Mistakes Every New Strength Athlete Makes
For the most success, avoid these critical oversights when setting your training goals.
Regaining My Confidence (Athlete Journal 51)
My groin and elbow were much better this week. I'm starting to feel like I might have a fighting chance.
Video: Sean Waxman - Olympic Weightlifting Drills: Power Snatch From Blocks Below the Knee
The power snatch from blocks below the knee is an exercise to help improve the speed of the barbell throughout the pull.
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