weightlifting

By this time next week, Holley will be in London! The Olympic Games are mighty close. Is Holley ready? Is she even packed??
This week - PRs on chin ups and bench press! In fact, I'm as strong on bench press as I was in my 30s. Want to see how a mature athlete trains? Check out my training journal.
Becoming an Olympic weightlifting athlete and coach fulfilled a dream for Greg Everett, and now he is making it his mission to bring weightlifting to the world.
This week Holley talks about some weightlifting friends - in particular one amazing world champion who only weighs 105lbs. Weightlifting isn't only for big people and it doesn't make you manly!
We have four new coaches here at Breaking Muscle - a literal world-class line up: Bob Takano, Charles Staley, Hannah Caldas, and Jon Kolaska.
I want you to work smarter, and having a program that adjusts by design - like how a coach would adjust you if you had one - can go a long way toward increasing your rate of progress.
Holley continues to scurry between Columbus, the Olympic Training Center, fundraisers, and work, but stopped for a moment to marvel at meeting Michael Phelps.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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!
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.
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.
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.
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.