Trainers & Coaches
The Barbell Rises: Challenges and Opportunities
The sport of weightlifting is growing faster than the supporting structure, but it's a good problem to have.
The Barbell Politicians
While not prevalent in the USA, weightlifters have a surprising history of political activity abroad.
Rises and Falls: Weightlifting in the Post-Soviet Era
Excellence in weightlifting is not permanent. Neither is mediocrity.
Old-Time Strongman for New Strength: The Jefferson Deadlift
Have you hit a wall in your deadlift progress? Mix this variation into your routine and start seeing gains again.
The Difference Between Weight Classes in Boxing and Weightlifting
Choosing the correct competitive weight class in boxing involves factors unique to the sport.
Strongman Profile: Alan Mead Teaches Us About Perseverance
Alan Mead built an impressive physique by turning his weaknesses into strengths.
3 Reasons You Should Do the Bent Press: The King of Lifts
Take a cue from old-time strongmen to build solid total-body strength and mobility.
Strongman Profile: Siegmund Klein Teaches Us a Different Way to Squat
On the hunt for new moves to improve your strength? Check out this classic exercise that's likely new to you.
12 Articles by Dresdin Archibald - Weightlifter, Accountant, and International Referee
Dresdin Archibald is a 63-year-old weightlifter, accountant, and international referee. Here are twelve of his articles to educate and fascinate you.
Breaking Muscle HQ
The Black Athlete in Weightlifting
The observance of the MLK holiday got me thinking about the history and future of black athletes in the sport of Olympic weightlifting. While small in number, they have been great in impact.
Football Players Are Getting Bigger and Bigger
College and professional football players are getting bigger every year. In fact, the average lineman from 2011 outweighs his counterpart from 1942 by over forty pounds. Why is this?
Women's Weightlifting: A Journey of 25 Years
Women have been competing in weightlifting on the international level for 25 years now. How have things developed in that time? And where will another 25 years take women in this sport?
Book Review: "The Last Headbangers: NFL Football in the Rowdy, Reckless '70s" by Kevin Cook
The Last Headbangers has something for everyone: the most avid fan, the cultural historian, and even the disinterested family member. An honest and enlightening look at the heart of football.
Women In Weight Sports, Part 2: Olympic Lifting in Modern Ages
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.
Women In Weight Sports, Part 1: How It All Started
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?
Breaking the Glass Hurdle: Women's Firsts in the 2012 Olympics
Women could not compete in weightlifting in the Olympics until 2000 and in boxing until 2012. Some women are literally risking their lives to be in the Olympics and represent their countries.
Countdown to the Olympics: Swimming Through the Ages
As the Olympics approach let's look back at the evolution of swimming since the 1896 Games, and also what are the "must watch" events on the Olympic swimming event schedule.
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