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More Technique Work In the Jerk
Bob Takano | Olympic Weightlifting | March 19 2014 | Comments (1)

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
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 (38)

Update March 23 2017: The new 90kg class is not yet included because there is not enough competition data. Once there is, the chart will be updated. 90+ will remain the same as 75+. Update April 2015: The chart has been updated with the most recent competit... Continue reading
Advice: Sometimes It's Okay, But... Unsolicited Coaching
Matt Foreman | General Training | February 24 2014 | Comments (2)

Here’s a little story for ya… I competed in my first powerlifting meet when I was fifteen years old. Back then, I was basically a hick from the mountains who came t... Continue reading
A Secret to Becoming Successful in Weightlifting: Your Environment
Travis Cooper | Olympic Weightlifting | February 19 2014 | Comments (3)

Peer pressure is real. You will turn into the five people that you spend the most time with. If you have certain goals that you want to accomplish, then you need to surround your... Continue reading
Be a Good Gym Member: Safety, Respect and Taking Care of Equipment
Greg Everett | Editorial | February 17 2014 | Comments (8)

The way you treat the equipment in your gym says a lot about you, not just as an athlete, but as a person. Whether or not you know it, you’re being judged, and if it’s ... Continue reading
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