weightlifting

We've been led to believe the best qualities of geeks and the best qualities of jocks are diametrically opposed. That's B.S. The best Olympic lifters are equal parts geek AND jock.
Eva Twardokens, world-class skier and original CrossFitter, shares how Olympic weightlifting rid her of her competition demons and how she coaches her clients to be their best.
I believe in hard work, I believe in determination, I believe in consistency. But I also believe in reality. You will never reach your full potential alone. You need a support system.
One of my favorite parts of the 2012 Arnold Sports Festival was watching the Olympic weightlifting Nationals. Some amazing athletes put some serious weight overhead for three straight days!
Last week, I wrote up all the primary reasons you should at least own a pair of straps if you plan to lift heavy weight. This week review the top 4 straps on the market.
Our final installment in our interview series with coach Dan John. Learn about Dan and Pavel's "Four Quadrants" as well as how to deal with clients, from former athletes to weight-loss clientele.
More photos from the Arnold Sports Festival - including Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu, fencing, cheer-leading, lifting, and gymnastics.
What are weightlifting straps, how do they help you, and why should you use them? Coach Nick explains why weightlifting straps make sense in this two part series on enhancing your lifts with straps.
Instead of trying to make weightlifters more like everyone else, I'm going to see if I can get everyone to be more like weightlifters. Let's Keep Weightlifters Weird!
Even though I spend a lot of time drilling technique, fundamentally, a snatch is an exercise where the bar starts on the ground and ends up over your head. That's about it.
Gone are the days where you have to spend $250 to get a pair of shoes that will last you years. Now you can spend almost HALF of that, and have shoes that will last you for years.
Coaches like me are expensive. We charge big money and then turn right around and make YOU do all the work. What gives? Find out why you need and coach, and why they ARE worth it.
From the hyped up football player to the calm golfer, finding the right emotional state that is appropriate for the task at hand is central to your ability to succeed in sports
Still on the fence about purchasing weightlifting shoes? There is much debate in the CrossFit community regarding the necessity of weightlifting shoes.
The so-called "Bulgarian" methods of training have crawled their way out of the darkened clubs of the hardcore and reached into the light. What is it and how do you do it? Read on!
There are always arguments about whether weightlifters should BANG the hips with the bar or if they should BRUSH the hips with the bar. What they both share is the bar gets into the hip.
How can bad memory be a good thing? How can we use the "plasticity" of our brains to help us lift more weight? Some simple concepts and practices can have you lifting more.