weightlifting

Watch this short video of Max Aita squatting his way up from an empty bar to 600lbs in the space of thirty seconds while the bar remains on his back.
I think part of the reason I love lifting is the fact that it is a lifetime journey of learning and strength. Here are 25 things I've learned so far along the way.
I challenge every box reading this to program workouts for one month without high-rep Olympic lifts or touch-and-go deadlifts. There are so many workout options not being utilized.
I have a degree in English Literature from Cambridge University and if you’d told me twenty years ago that I would end up building a career in strength training, I’d have thought you were mad.
The purpose of this article is to provide some helpful direction to the novice coach who might be perplexed at how to assess and progress a new athlete.
Speed-strength has two components, starting strength and explosive strength. We touched on starting strength previously, but now need to be more specific to understand what is happening.
Yes, the snatch is a tremendous full-body lift, and yes, it displays great strength and athleticism. But why are you trying to do it so much? Do you know how little the Russians actually did it?
The dip in the jerk seems straightforward enough (straight down, actually). Bend your knees, and straighten them vigorously. But like many simple things there's more than meets the eye.
I’m not here to try and convince you to ditch the conventional deadlift. Rather, I’m here to help you work out if the sumo deadlift is better for you, and why.
Here are four weeks of weightlifting programming. Two weeks of a conditioning phase and two weeks of a strength cycle. This is how I program for my athletes.
Do you remember the lessons you learned in high school physics? Well, you should, because it turns out they're not only relevant to weightlifting, but mighty helpful.
Part of my job as a weightlifting coach is to simplify the complexities of the sport, and provide you with a framework of concepts from which you can hang your lifts and experiences.
The Pause Method allows the coach to segment the lift so the athlete can develop spatial orientation and find these same positions on his own quickly, as is required for lifting heavy weights.
Take a look at this exquisite slow motion replay of Liao Hui's world record breaking 198kg clean and jerk at the 2013 World Weightlifting Championships.
The clean ends with the bar racked on your shoulders, whereas the jerk starts from there. Even so, many lifters find the need to readjust the position of their rack. Why is this?
Last week we talked about the snatch grip width, so naturally this week we are going to move on to the clean and jerk.
If I had a pound for every time I’m asked about Olympic weightlifting shoes, well, I’d be able to afford plenty more pairs of shoes. Here's everything you need to know about weightlifting shoes