On Feb 24, 2021, Director General of the International Olympic Committee (IOC) Christophe De Kepper sent a letter to International Weightlifting Federation (IWF) Interim President Dr. Michael Irani and IWF General Secretary M. Mohammed Jalood expressing concerns about the "culture and leadership of the IWF." This is not the first...Read more
The plank is a foundational core strengthening exercise that can be done using bodyweight or weighted variations. This movement has a wide array of variations and alternatives to challenge strength, power, and fitness athletes and have a direct application to...Read more
What Is Weightlifting?
Weightlifting is a weight-classed strength sport. In competitive weightlifting, there needs to be a focus on balance of strength in the snatch and clean & jerk. An athlete’s platform success is comprised of the two competition lifts and these lifts include the,
- Clean & Jerk
Out of every strength sport, weightlifting tends to be regarded as the most technical and tough to pick up. Whether you’re setting records or brand new to the sport, this page will serve as your all-in-one weightlifting home!
On Feb. 18, 2021, the International Weightlifting Federation (IWF) Executive Board approved two decisions regarding the Anti-Doping Rules and the candidate eligibility standards for the upcoming Electoral Congress. The Electoral Congress, which occurs on March 26-27, 2021, will determine the...Read more
Few moves are as dynamic and recruit as many muscles — namely, the quads, back shoulders, glutes, and core — as the clean and jerk. It's one of the two competition lifts in the sport of weightlifting, but it's a...Read more
Weightlifter Yury Vlasov died on Feb. 13, 2021, at the age of 85 from natural causes. The Russian leaves behind the legacy of being the first person ever to clean & jerk over 200 kilograms (441 pounds). He lifted 202.5...Read more
Eleiko, the Swedish strength equipment company whose weight plates and bars have been used by many strength sports athletes and fans for decades, have announced that they will be moving their North American headquarters. Currently, they are located in Chicago,...Read more
On Feb. 1, 2021, the International Testing Agency (ITA) announced the launch of its new doping reporting platform, "Reveal." The platform allows for would-be whistleblowers to disclose anonymous tips about their suspicions of doping within the sport of weightlifting. The...Read more
European Weightlifting Federation “Disappointed” By IWF Changes To Electoral Schedule and Anti-Doping Rules
The International Weightlifting Federation (IWF) has experienced a string of hurdles recently regarding governance reform, which the International Olympic Committee (IOC) has made clear they expect from the organization. On Jan. 29, 2021, the Executive Board of the European Weightlifting...Read more