Friday Flicks: American Weightlifting – An Olympic Lifting Documentary

This week, watch iconic Olympic weightlifting coach Mike Burgener explain how Mike’s Gym was born, in a clip from Greg Everett’s upcoming feature-length documentary, American Weightlifting.

Welcome to the Friday Flicks! Every Friday we kick off your weekend with a fun, fitness-related video you've never seen before. If you've missed previous weeks, you can catch up on themHERE!

This week, watch a clip from the upcoming American Weightlifting Olympic lifting documentary. This feature length filmisproduced, filmed, edited, written, and directed by weightlifting supremo Greg Everett. The film centers on the challenges faced by those involved in American weightlifting to develop themselves and the sport with little support or funding.

In this clip, learn about how Mike Burgener set up Mike's Gym in his garage while working as a teacher, using money from coaching and speaking to buy bars and bumper plates.

Keep an eye on the American Weighlifting film's website foradditional preview clips, along with further information on theater and DVD release dates. You can also keep up to date with new information on the Facebook page.