weightlifting

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!
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!
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.
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.
More photos from the Arnold Sports Festival - including Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu, fencing, cheer-leading, lifting, and gymnastics.
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.
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.