weightlifting

This week Holley relays the results of last week's State Meet, reminisces about when she used to be able to eat pizza, and remains focused on her Olympic dream.
Part one of this article proved to be a bit controversial! In this second installment we break down why the snatch is challenging and why the overhead squat won't help you.
Is your snatch or your overhead squat bigger? Does it matter? Olympic weightlifters don't even bother with overhead squats. Read on to find out why it's not that helpful after all.
This week Holley spoke at a grade school about being an Olympian and the character traits that got her there - perseverance, discipline, and confidence. And there was some holiday fun, too!
You're an athlete looking to increase your power, but first you've got to get your body tough and strong. It's pretty simple and in this article there are three plans outlined to help get you strong.
Looking at the training plans of a world-class weightlifter and two-time Ironman champion, I can learn valuable (and eye-opening) lessons about how I need to train, as an amateur athlete.
In her third journal entry Olympian Holley Mangold talks about why doing Olympic Media Day in Dallas reminded her of the Hunger Games, and how she hopes to get back to normal next week.
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.
If you like to geek out on Olympic weightlifting this is the video for you. See in slow motion what goes right and wrong, and how much difference the tiniest things can make.
Welcome to the Athlete Journal of Olympic weightlifter Holley Mangold. Holley is part of Team USA headed to London this summer. Follow her journey here as she trains for the 2012 Olympics!
Olympian Holley Mangold will be journaling her training for the London Games every Friday here on Breaking Muscle. Don't miss out on how an Olympic weightlifter trains for the big games!
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.
It's the age old question - you're getting stronger, but you've lost your cardio. Now what? Can you have lungs and muscles at the same time? Coach Nick chimes in on this one!
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!
We all know the phrase, "Wax on. Wax off." But have you really THOUGHT about what it means? In terms of your own training and the patience required? The Karate Kid had it right.
For Gwen Sisto not weightlifting has never been an option. From aerospace engineering, to MIT, to motherhood, Gwen has met all her challenges head on, and with a few weightlifting medals, too.