The final issues of OLIFT Magazine are here and it’s a double issue! Clarence “CJ” Cummings is on the cover. Ironically, he was our first cover athlete, so it’s a great way to go full circle and finish off the last volume of OLIFT Magazine. Get your copy of the last issue of OLIFT Magazine Cheryl Haworth is inside this issue! This is a double issue so it’s … Continue reading OLIFT Magazine – The Double Issue
Should I buy [insert brand of Weightlifting shoe]? Or What do you think of [insert brand of Weightlifting shoe]? People ask me these questions all the time and my answer hasn’t changed much; Adidas. I have nothing personal against NIKE, I just prefer the Adidas brand and I’ll explain in this post. Adidas has been one of the original makers of Weightlifting boots for decades, … Continue reading What I think of the Adidas Leistung 16.2 Should You Buy This Shoe? What are the benefits?
This week on the OLIFT Podcast, we interview Joe Szymanek, founder of Joe’s Barbell and Co-host of the Doc and Jock Podcast. Joe and Anton talk Weightlifting, business, and everything in between. Highlights: 1:30 – How Joe got started in Weightlifting. 4:30 – Joe’s transition to CrossFit and then to Weightlifting. 6:00 – Joe’s first impression of CrossFit 9:00 – Focusing on Weightlifting 14:00 – Online Programming 17:15 … Continue reading Episode 30 – Joe Szymanek
We’re excited to bring Mike Gattone on the show (@mgattone64). Gattone coached Tara Nott Cunningham, the last American weightlifter to win an Olympic gold medal, and he’s discussing his new role and responsibilities as the Assistant Technical Director at USA Weightlifting. Mike has a long history in the sport, as an athlete [he first competed in Weightlifting in the year 1982], coach, and with staff … Continue reading Episode 29 – Mike Gattone Assistant Technical Director at USA Weightlifting
Anton and JP discuss Weightlifting competitions from an unusual angle. The question of the day is “Are we in a Weightlifting competition boom?” Lots of statistics and factors play into Weightlifting’s popularity. We had the CrossFit boom, then the Seminar/Coaching course boom, and the next step in the evolution of our sport is the Competition Boom. Weightlifting is more accessible now than it has ever … Continue reading Episode 27 – Are We In a Weightlifting Competition Boom?
We dropped a new episode on the OLIFT Podcast. We interviewed Athletic Director, Kristin Newman, of SPS Gym. Kristin is is a multi-sport athlete, and now she’s using her skill set to help all members at SPS gym become stronger versions of themselves. Listen as we discuss her background in several sports, and transitioning into her new role at SPS GYm. Continue reading Episode 26 – Kristin Newman, SPS Gym
If you haven’t heard, we’ve shut down the OLIFT Magazine publication, but we are offering every issue to you all for a limited time only. What to expect in this Bundle? With the exception of the recent issue 7 & 8, every issue of OLIFT is included: Pilot Issue – Cover Athlete CJ & Omar Cummings – Spring 2014 Issue #1 – Cover Athlete Morghan King – … Continue reading OLIFT Bundle – Get 10 Issues Limited Time Offer
Hello dedicated readers of OLIFT, Thank you for being so overly patient with every anticipated issue. We are super late with publishing the next issue and there is no excuse that will make it right, so we just decided to put a double issue together and let you decide if it’s good. We know it’s good, but we value your opinions too. This is the … Continue reading OLIFT Magazine: This is Our Last Issue The Magazine Shuts Down, but the Podcast, Blog, and Store Lives on
SO YOU’VE DECIDED TO ENTER A WEIGHTLIFTING COMPETITION…. Here is an op-ed piece by KRISTIN NEWMAN of Speed Power Strength Gym in Oakland, California. They are a new gym, Eleiko-everything as far as equipment, and super awesome as far as experience, atmosphere, and coaching. If you are in the area and you’ve never competed in Weightlifting, please go and lift, because everyone else will be a first … Continue reading Your First Competition
Jumping back in the snatch is as controversial as Cleaning with Straps. Most coaches stand on the fence about this topic, but no coach should teach lifters to intentionally jump back during the Snatch. As a coach, you should teach your lifter to minimize horizontal movement and keep the bar close to the body while moving vertically during the pull. If coaches spend more time … Continue reading Jumping Back Snatch Historical Review, Technique Analysis, and Practical Tips