olympic lifting

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.
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.
The process of learning how to snatch is more like baking a cake than like making gumbo. You have to follow precise steps, you can't skip them, and you need to get the amounts of each just right.
If you want to get good at weightlifting and take control of your fitness, it might be better to use Charlie Brown as a lesson about what NOT to do.
Sean Waxman is our newest featured coach and guest programmer. Learn how this former national level weightlifter plans to build a legacy of American athletes.
In part two of our interview with Sean Waxman, we talk about coaching CrossFit athletes, the common mistakes in lifting, and how to become a great coach.
A good coach knows what is written on paper is a loose blueprint at best. It is there to simply guide you in the direction we want you to go.
Quick video outlining the dos and donts of the front squat - covering everything from taking the bar off of the rack, to hand position, and more.
Not sure why or when to wear a weightlifting belt? See other people use them, but feel like you don't know what the deal is or how to shop for one? Coach Nick gives us the 411 on weightlifting belts.
Have you ever watched The Three Stooges? Why did Goldilocks have to deal with three bears? Something about the number three resonates deeply with our species. Your training is no different.
Don't believe the hype. Hang cleans are hard, but they ain't THAT hard. Anyone can learn to do a decent hang clean - Anyone. And you only need to know three steps to do it!
Using 3D cameras, researchers examined the starting position of the snatch, one of the Olympic lifts. There intention was to determine the difference between successful and unsuccessful lifts.