weightlifting

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.
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.