The 2020 Olympic Games in Tokyo (occurring in 2021) will be bittersweet for athletes. In March, the International Olympic Committee (IOC) announced that international spectators wouldn't be allowed to attend. The news wasn't a complete shock amid the global COVID-19 pandemic. Still, it was nonetheless disappointing as many competitors won't...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!
The 2020 Asian Weightlifting Championships — which took place from April 16-25, 2021— wrapped up this week in Tashkent, Uzbekistan. This marks one of the final international competitions held in the Asian region until late May, when Tashkent will play...Read more
The medals keep coming, and the records keep falling at the feet of Team USA at the rescheduled 2020 Pan American Championships. In the 81-kilogram class, Mattie Rogers set new American and Pan American snatch records on her third attempt....Read more
China is an undeniable force in weightlifting. That was clear when the men's 81-kilogram weight class at the rescheduled 2020 Asian Weightlifting Championships (AWC) taking place April 16-25, 2021, in Tashkent, Uzbekistan, took the stage. Lü Xiaojun and Li Dayin...Read more
Team USA has yet another remarkable performance to tout from the rescheduled 2020 Pan American Championships in Santa Domingo, Dominican Republic. First, Cecily Kyle set a clean & jerk American record and swept gold in the 45-kilogram weight class. Then...Read more
Incredible. Jourdan Delacruz had quite possibly one of the finest international performances by any American lifter in the past 30 years at the rescheduled 2020 Pan American Championships on April 20, 2021, in Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic. The Team USA...Read more
The rescheduled 2020 Asian Weightlifting Championships (AWC) are taking place in Tashkent, Uzbekistan, from April 16-25, 2021, and will likely be remembered as a demolition derby of world records. Many of the athletes across the field in both the men's...Read more