Greece's Pyrros Dimas looks to the spectators as he competes during the men's 85 kg (group A) weighlifting competition of the Olympic games at Nikaia Olympic Weighlifting Hall in Athens, 21 August 2004.

Big News from USA Weightlifting CEO Phil Andrews Explains Changes for the Next Quad

Three big announcements concerning USAWeightlifting Phil Andrews, USA Weightlifting CEO, informed us that there would be some exciting new hires to join their team. Two international know individuals who have made significant contributions to Weightlifting. This episode is a must if you want to know what’s happening over the next quad for Weightlifting in America! Pyrros Dimas joins USAWeightlifting COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. — USA Weightlifting is delighted to confirm that Pyrros Dimas … Continue reading Big News from USA Weightlifting CEO Phil Andrews Explains Changes for the Next Quad

Jenny Arthur, Weightlifting, CrossFit

How Weightlifters Perform Repetitions Speed, Control, and Consistent Repetitions

Some of the greatest moments I have is when I’m able to teach a new lifter something that I don’t consciously think about often. There are things only a coach can teach you, and these tools of the trade aren’t necessarily expressed in most literature. You know, that little trade trick that you learned and you save it in the back of your brain until you … Continue reading How Weightlifters Perform Repetitions Speed, Control, and Consistent Repetitions

Oscar Chaplin III of the United States in the Men's 85kg in Nikaia Olympic Weightlifting Hall during the Athens 2004 Olympic Games in Athens, Greece on August 21, 2004. (Photo by Chris Ivin/WireImage)

Interview with Oscar Chaplin III The OLIFT Podcast

Check out this episode on iTunes! Oscar Chaplin III is a Two-time Olympian, mult-time National Champion and now USAW Hall of Famer in Weightlifting. He is one of the greatest weightlifters in United States history, Oscar began competing in the sport at just 9 years old, won his first National title at age 11, and was the youngest person to make a Junior National team … Continue reading Interview with Oscar Chaplin III The OLIFT Podcast

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The Days You Are Looking For On Training

Training, done consistently, gives time a certain stability, as you string together days and weeks and months and years in the gym. The steady rhythm of rubber plates dropping to the platforms, the sharp and high crack of shoes against wood, the metallic clanking of the smaller plates, the accumulation of sets and reps and kilos—all define and give shape to the space around you … Continue reading The Days You Are Looking For On Training

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Round Table Discussion: Doping, USAW Resident Program, and RIO

With all the doping sanctions in sport just before the Rio Olympics, it’s an appropriate time to discuss how it all affects Weightlifting. Also, the USAW Resident Athlete program, which housed and supported some of our nation’s best lifters, has been shut down. Lastly, we discuss the affairs surrounding the Rio Olympics, and our Olympic Weightlifting team. Check out this episode on iTunes! Continue reading Round Table Discussion: Doping, USAW Resident Program, and RIO

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Let the “Games” Begin A Look at Today’s Anti-Doping Measures (Part I)

On June 15, 2016, the International Weightlifting Federation (IWF) announced positive anti-doping results from the re-test of 2012 Olympic samples (IWF’s official disclosure). Ten (7 female, 3 male) lifters, including seven medalists, from five countries tested positive for anabolic agents. The IWF has been notified of an additional 10 positives from the 2008 Olympic Games. Over the next few months, OLift Magazine will feature a … Continue reading Let the “Games” Begin A Look at Today’s Anti-Doping Measures (Part I)

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The American System of Weightlifting We're capitalists, so let's start acting like it.

Here is an op-ed piece by Dan Brown of Lift Lab Co. Brown explains what the American system of Weightlifting is and how it best fits our country. I was recently on the OLIFT podcast and it was awesome catching up with and talking to my man Anton.  One thing we discussed that I want to shed further light on was the American System of … Continue reading The American System of Weightlifting We’re capitalists, so let’s start acting like it.

Jessica Lucero, 2015 National Champion and American record-holder

Bar Force Vectors: Jessica Lucero 110kg Clean 2015 World Championship

Vectors are a visual tool for representing forces that are not easily visible to the observer. While the name may seem complicated, really the vector is simply an arrow whose length represents the amount of force and whose direction represents the direction that the force acts in.  In these analyses, the dynamics of the end of the barbell are measured and the forces acting on … Continue reading Bar Force Vectors: Jessica Lucero 110kg Clean 2015 World Championship