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Interview: D’Angelo Osorio
Matt Foreman | Interviews | November 25 2015 | Comments

The United States has had some amazing young athletes over the years. Most people in the sport tend to follow the accomplishments of the current top talent, without understanding much about some of the milestone lifts that have been done in the past. But old grizzlies like me can remember names and records from former generations that shocked the country. Jeff Michels snatched 167.5 as a 100 kilo ...... Continue reading
Positivity for Productivity in Olympic Weightlifting
Greg Everett | Olympic Weightlifting | November 23 2015 | Comments (1)

The alternate title for this article is Being Positive without Being Obnoxious, but that doesn’t tie it into weightlifting, and sounds too much like the title of one of those clickbait articles with a list of 10 stupid things you have to link through to load more advertising.   I’ve found that I pretty consistently have a reputation as being cynical and negative in a sense among...... Continue reading
A Formula That Measures Your Commitment To Weightlifting
Matt Foreman | Olympic Weightlifting | November 16 2015 | Comments

What kind of questions do you ask yourself when your training starts to go bad? Where do you look for answers?   You might have read what I just wrote and said to yourself, “My training doesn’t go bad. It’s always great!” That’s splendid, congratulations. You’ve obviously just started weightlifting.   For those of you with experience, you know exac...... Continue reading
Interview: Caleb Williams
Matt Foreman | Interviews | November 11 2015 | Comments (1)

When you become a competitive athlete in any sport, it's very difficult to make it to the top of the mountain. Winning a national championship, breaking records, or maybe even winning a world takes a phenomenal amount of talent and hard work to make these things happen. Most athletes never reach these kinds of heights.   Caleb Williams has achieved these two di...... Continue reading
Pulling Matters: 5 Situations In Which You Need Pulls
Sergey Bondarenko | Olympic Weightlifting | November 9 2015 | Comments (3)

When I had just started to work online with Western athletes and asked them to provide their training logs or at least to describe their past training experience, I was surprised to learn that almost all of them completely neglected pulling work. That may be the result of significant popularity of Bulgarian methods, but most likely it comes from the lack of understanding why they need to do pulls....... Continue reading
Shoulder Dislocation Rehabilitation for Weightlifting: Part 2
Greg Everett | Olympic Weightlifting | November 2 2015 | Comments (9)

I realize that when I wrote the first article in this series I said I’d write every 1-2 weeks and it’s now been about 11 weeks, but in my defense, there wasn’t much to say for at least five of those weeks.   The MRI showed an extensively torn labrum and a tear in the rotator cuff (supraspinatus), but the extent of the latter wasn’t clear. I went in for surgery on Sep...... Continue reading
Interview: Caine Wilkes
Matt Foreman | Interviews | October 28 2015 | Comments (1)

400 kilos is a lot of weight. It’s 881 pounds. Totaling 400 kilos in an Olympic weightlifting competition is extremely hard to do. How close are you to this number, personally? You’re probably a long ways away. Don’t feel bad about it. Only seven American weightlifters in the history of the sport have achieved this result.   Caine Wilkes is very close to becoming the next...... Continue reading
Weightlifting Talent & Craziness: Are ALL The Good Ones Nuts?
Matt Foreman | General Training | October 26 2015 | Comments (1)

Does high performance go hand-in-hand with having a difficult personality? Seriously, think about all the famous names you’ve heard about, people who have incredible talents and abilities… and messy personal lives.   I’m making a mental list of my favorite writers, musicians, artists, etc. Jimi Hendrix, Ernest Hemingway, Vincent van Gogh, Amy Winehouse, Eugene O’Nei...... Continue reading
Pressing Exercises for Weightlifters: Why, When and How?
Sergey Bondarenko | Olympic Weightlifting | October 19 2015 | Comments (2)

Until 1973, there was no question whether to press or not. The Clean & Press was part of the Olympic competition, and weightlifters trained the press like they now train the snatch and clean & jerk. After the clean & press was excluded from competition for being too dangerous and an injury-prone exercise (though many fairly consider the real reason to be the exposure to unfair judging)...... Continue reading
Interview: Kelly Rexroad Williams
Matt Foreman | Interviews | October 14 2015 | Comments

Mileage counts for a lot in weightlifting. Those of you who read this magazine have varying levels of time and experience as strength athletes. Some of you just started training recently, others have been banging away for a few years, and a few of you have likely done enough in the sport to be considered veterans. When you’ve been a weightlifter for a long time (especially when you&...... Continue reading
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