What if my technique is not “normal”?

“Ever wish you could have “textbook” technique? Wonder why you can’t make it look like the pros? Maybe that’s not such a bad thing after all. In this article, guest blogger Dave Chiu explores how embracing your individuality can benefit your lifting.” Oly Guru: What if my technique is not “normal”? OLIFT Team Continue reading What if my technique is not “normal”?

Dream Jobs and Olympic Weightlifting History

What’s your dream job? I want to be my own boss and never work a day in my life. I feel like I’m doing that everyday! I compete in Olympic weightlifting, I coach, and I am the Editor and chief of this OLift Magazine, but something inside of me would consider trading all of this to be a professional athlete chasing Olympic medals. Few men … Continue reading Dream Jobs and Olympic Weightlifting History

Learn to Lift Like Lidia

Olympian, Lidia Valentin, hand a standout performance at the Arnold Sports Festival this past weekend. She easily took the prize of “Best Lifter” with a whooping sinclair total of 294.93. Her lifts were respectable numbers, but what most didn’t see is how she treated this as a training session. In the warm up area, I watched Lydia take her opening snatch of 105 kgs twice, … Continue reading Learn to Lift Like Lidia