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Adapting to the Grind: Mental Toughness & Visualization for Weightlifting
Jasha Faye | Olympic Weightlifting | March 26 2014 | Comments (13)

Olympic weightlifting requires the strength of a silverback gorilla, the speed of a cobra, the flexibility of a gymnast, and it helps to have the heart of a lion. But none of these... Continue reading
Some Advice That Changed My Whole Career: Bodyweight in Weightlifting
Matt Foreman | Olympic Weightlifting | March 24 2014 | Comments (10)

When I was 20 years old, I left my home in Arizona and moved to Washington because I wanted to join the Calpian weightlifting team and be coached by John Thrush. At that time, my ... Continue reading
More Technique Work In the Jerk
Bob Takano | Olympic Weightlifting | March 19 2014 | Comments

This past weekend I attended and coached in the St. Patrick’s Day Weightlifting Championships, an annual event held at Cal State University, Fullerton by LWC chair Danny McDermott. There were well over a hundred lifters, many of them first timers, and as... Continue reading
Proper Approach to Weightlifting Competition
Travis Cooper | Olympic Weightlifting | March 17 2014 | Comments (1)

Approaching competition can be very stressful for a beginner or experienced lifter without proper planning. Competition requires you to get out of your comfort zone in several different areas, which can disrupt your mindset. Having a plan in place keeps your m... Continue reading
Body Image & Bodyweight in Weightlifting
Jessica Lucero | Olympic Weightlifting | March 12 2014 | Comments (8)

Like most women, my weight fluctuates. Unlike the majority of women, I compete in a sport with weight classes. What I weigh and how much I lift determine how successful I am in this sport. When I eat the same consistently and still fluctuate, it causes some co... Continue reading
Why I Train With My Garage Door Open
Matt Foreman | Olympic Weightlifting | March 10 2014 | Comments (7)

I’ve been training in my garage a lot over the last couple of years. I built a platform in there two summers ago, which is something I used to think I would never do. All throughout my career, I’ve really enjoyed “going to the gym” to... Continue reading
When Do You Reach Technical Mastery in Weightlifting?
Bob Takano | Olympic Weightlifting | March 7 2014 | Comments

Learning proper weightlifting technique is an important subject for so many athletes these days. Not only are many people involved in learning the snatch and clean & jerk, but... Continue reading
My Move to the Olympic Training Center
| Olympic Weightlifting | March 5 2014 | Comments (2)

I started the sport of Weightlifting in 2008. From the beginning, I always relied on my strength in performing the lifts and I was never a great technical lifter until I was under Zygmunt Smalcerz's watchful eye at the Olympic Training Center. My strength is w... Continue reading
Weightlifting Training Camp at Mount Jahorina, Bosnia and Herzegovina
Almir Karkelja | Olympic Weightlifting | March 3 2014 | Comments (1)

I have been a weightlifting competitor for about 15 years, and for the last four years, I have coached. I was a 10-time national champion my country, and broke a lot of national re... Continue reading
Olympic Weightlifting Skill Levels Chart
Greg Everett | Olympic Weightlifting | February 26 2014 | Comments (37)

Update April 2015: The chart has been updated with the most recent competition results, a new level has been added, and the calculations for some of the figures have been changed. Most importantly, relativity to bodyweight is more accurate, i.e. the abillity o... Continue reading
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