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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

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