Haley Reichardt set several records as the #2 48kg lifter in the country

The O, Episode 9 – 2016 Nationals & Olympic Trials Recap

On episode 9, we discuss the 2016 USA Weightlifting Nationals and Olympic Trials. JP Nicolletta, of the weightliftingmindset.com and staff writer for OLIFT Magazine, and myself (Anton Jefferson) publisher and founder of OLIFT Magazine, discuss the meet from two different perspectives. Nicoletta was an official play-by-play commentator at the 2016 USA Weightlifting Nationals and Olympic Trials. I was at home watching online like many others … Continue reading The O, Episode 9 – 2016 Nationals & Olympic Trials Recap

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Lessons for New Lifters and Coaches: Teach ’em to Miss

​This is the second article of our new series, “Lessons for New Coaches.” Each week we tell stories and teach new coaches the lessons we’ve learned along the way and the things that we wished we had known when we started. The bar was loaded for a PR snatch attempt. All eyes focused on the lifter as he chalked up. The weights flew quickly overhead, snapped into … Continue reading Lessons for New Lifters and Coaches: Teach ’em to Miss

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Lessons For New Lifters and Coaches What Every Successful Weightlifter Does

If there is one thing I’ve learned in life it’s this: Figuring things out the hard way really sucks. If you ask a coach with years of experience, they could probably tell you dozens of dumb mistakes they have made along the way.  But you do not have to take that route. In fact, whether you’re new to lifting or getting your feet wet via coaching … Continue reading Lessons For New Lifters and Coaches What Every Successful Weightlifter Does

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OLIFT Goes 100 Percent Digital And For Good Reasoning

Make sure you subscribe to the latest issue of OLIFT Magazine which features Mattie Rogers on the cover and timeless content that will help become a better weightlifter. Subscribe today! In this open letter to readers, publisher Anton Jefferson explains why OLIFT is now a digital-only magazine. Fast forward to today, and, after almost two years of battling high-cost printing, OLIFT is in a new era. No longer … Continue reading OLIFT Goes 100 Percent Digital And For Good Reasoning

Weightlifting World Championships 1955 in Munich Germany, Tommy Kono won the world title in the light heavyweight (82.5kg) class

Weightlifting and Military Service In Memory of Tommy Kono and Others

Tommy Kono, the International Weightlifting Federation’s “Lifter of the Century,” overcame numerous challenges during his weightlifting career. Not the least of these was the challenge of training and competing after being drafted into the U.S. Army. In Kono’s first book, Weightlifting, Olympic Style, he explains two very fortunate, and unusual, breaks provided by the Army that maintained his climb toward the international podium. First, while … Continue reading Weightlifting and Military Service In Memory of Tommy Kono and Others

Jessica Lucero, 2015 National Champion and American record-holder

Interview with Jessica Lucero The O, Episode #7

On this episode of The O, we interview Jessica Lucero. Jessica is lifter with over a decade of competitive experience, and she’s recently set a Senior American Record in the Snatch (92kg at 58kg bodyweight), she won the 2015 National Senior Championships, and she was a 2015 World Team member. Check out this episode on iTunes! Here is Jessica breaking the American record in the … Continue reading Interview with Jessica Lucero The O, Episode #7

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Bar Force Vectors: Spencer Moorman Cleans 2015 Nationals

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: Spencer Moorman Cleans 2015 Nationals

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Five of the Most Important Things in Weightlifting Right Now

There is so much going on in the Olympic Weightlifting world. Here is everything you need to know in the Weightlifting World right now. 1. Six of the eight USA Weightlifting athletes competed internationally for the first time at the 2016 IWF Grand Prix – 6th Russian President’s Cup in Kazan on 19-20th March. Angelo Bianco, Brian “Wesley” Kitts, and Jessica Phillips took home Bronze medals in … Continue reading Five of the Most Important Things in Weightlifting Right Now

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Podcast Episode #6 – Eddie Camacho & Quinn Henoch Author of Athlete 25 Project and Founder of Clinical Athlete

On this episode of The O, we interview Eddie Camacho (Chiropractor) and Quinn Henoch (Physical Therapist). They are both weightlifters, clinicians, and they are putting in great efforts to help Olympic Weightlifters prevent injuries and recovery better. Check out this episode on iTunes! Eddie “The Chiropractor”Camacho is a guy who’s full of passion for helping others. He loves weightlifting, he’s an author, and he’s a … Continue reading Podcast Episode #6 – Eddie Camacho & Quinn Henoch Author of Athlete 25 Project and Founder of Clinical Athlete

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James Tatum – Episode 5

In this episode we interview James Tatum. Check out this episode on iTunes! James Tatum is a two time USA World Team member (2013, 2014) and National Champion in the 77kg category (2014). Formerly a member of the now defunct Team MDUSA, Tatum now lifts unattached and recently moved up to 85kg. He competed at the 2016 Senior Trials held at the National Juniors and went … Continue reading James Tatum – Episode 5