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Will The Drug Scandals Finally Get Weightlifting Kicked Out Of The Olympics?
Matt Foreman | Editorial | June 29 2016 | Comments (1)

Now that the entire sport of Olympic weightlifting is dogpaddling through the wake of the 2016 IWF Drug Suspension Festival, we’ve all got enough drama and hysteria to keep us in a tizzy for a very long time.   NOTE: For the six or seven of you who don’t know what I’m talking about, the International Weightlifting Federation recently suspended several of the biggest stars ...... Continue reading
Interview: Stephanie Palacol
Matt Foreman | Interviews | June 29 2016 | Comments

If you’ve been following American weightlifting for an extended length of time, you know that there’s been a population explosion in recent years, especially in the women’s division. The old “lifting weights makes women look bad” mentality has been tossed in the trash where it belongs, and record numbers of ladies are dedicating themselves to the sport. Some of them a...... Continue reading
Improving Your Jump for the Snatch & Clean
Sergey Bondarenko | Olympic Weightlifting | June 27 2016 | Comments

I bet that many of you have seen how someone unfamiliar with weightlifting is surprised to see those “massive immobile guys” to jump on a high deck of bumper plates. But those who lift do know that burst capabilities of weightlifters may be really astonishing. Most of the strongest lifters jump really high, but does that mean that if you jump high you will lift a lot? Is strong jump a ...... Continue reading
About These IWF Drug Suspensions…
Matt Foreman | Editorial | June 20 2016 | Comments (16)

Unless you’ve had your head under a rock for the last few weeks, you’ve probably heard about the recent drug suspensions in Olympic weightlifting.   The urine samples taken from the athletes at the 2012 London Olympic Games were reanalyzed over the past few months, and a long list of pretty important weightlifters got popped.  Several medalists and champions have been caugh...... Continue reading
Three Reasons Why YOUR Bodyweight Is YOUR Problem
Matt Foreman | Olympic Weightlifting | June 13 2016 | Comments (1)

Many novice and intermediate weightlifters have no idea how important their bodyweight is. They don’t think about it enough, don’t monitor it closely, and have no bloody clue how connected it is with their success as athletes.   If you neglect the proper level of attention to your bodyweight, you’ll have a lot of trouble as a weightlifter. You’ll have plenty of lousy...... Continue reading
What To Do When Your Workout Just Isn't Happening
Greg Everett | Olympic Weightlifting | June 6 2016 | Comments

You have the perfect training program. And then one day you just can't do what you're supposed to do. You're exhausted, your body hurts, you can't seem to get warm, you're distracted, you're an emotional wreck - the universe hates your guts and won't let you train. It's just not going to happen. So what do you do? First of all, do everything you can to avoid gett...... Continue reading
Interview: Kevin Cornell
Matt Foreman | Interviews | June 1 2016 | Comments

Eighteen years old is a late start in Olympic weightlifting, if you’re talking about making a serious run at the Olympic Team. Many of you are old geezers who started this sport in your 20s and 30s, so you’re scoffing at the idea that 18 is “old” in the sport. However, you have to remember that the vast majority of Olympic-level athletes have been raised in the sport from t...... Continue reading
The Connection of the Second & Third Pulls
Greg Everett | Olympic Weightlifting | May 30 2016 | Comments

I assume other sports share the same characteristic, but weightlifting seems to be continually split into contrary groups of thinking, representatives of which often seem to thrive on going to battle over the details rather than recognizing the commonalities, which are usually abundant and far more important. One of the splits that fascinates me is that of the relative importance of the second and...... Continue reading
What You Didn’t See When You Watched The 2016 Olympic Trials
Matt Foreman | Olympic Weightlifting | May 23 2016 | Comments (2)

As most of you know, the women’s 2016 US Olympic Trials were held two weeks ago.   I was there, and I thought you might like to hear about it. Obviously many of you watched it on the webcast, but it’s hard to understand what it’s really like at the Olympic Trials unless you’re there… particularly if you’re in the warm-up room during the competition. &nb...... Continue reading
Focus on Yourself
Greg Everett | Quick Tips | May 19 2016 | Comments

I vividly remember years ago when my wife Aimee was still competing watching her run home from the gym and get online to see if Natalie Woolfolk or Carrissa Gump had posted any new training videos. She would obsess over what these other girls were doing in training and get discouraged if they were outlifting her. I begged her to quit looking at their videos or anything they said - I reminder her t...... Continue reading
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