Becoming a Local Weightlifting Club (LWC) Judge

By Kevin Myers In its infinite wisdom, USAW decided that it would be a good idea to force local weightlifting events to have certified judges only during the competition. Remember that this certification is for LOCAL competitions only, not NATIONAL. Local competitions and national competition are not the same. National competitions are much more serious in the sense that they require further education on the … Continue reading Becoming a Local Weightlifting Club (LWC) Judge

Arm Bend Is Not The Solution…Or Is It?

Should you bend your arms during the pull, or will it throw you off? Read on to find out. A few days ago I was reading one of Greg Everett’s (coach at Catalyst Athletics) recent articles, “ARM BEND IN THE SNATCH & CLEAN: IT’S STILL NOT THE SOLUTION TO YOUR BAD LIFTING“. Greg’s conclusion was primarily this: Bending your arms early in the pull decreases … Continue reading Arm Bend Is Not The Solution…Or Is It?

7 Reasons Why You Should Have Watched the 2015 Youth Worlds

Several of you, like myself at times, are guilty of solely following the fame of weightlifting. We know the international senior weightlifting superstars like Ilya Ilin, Lü Xiaojun, Kendrick Farris, and Morghan King, but what about the internationally ranked Youth lifters like CJ & Omar Cummings, or Erin Amos and Megan Seegert? These youth lifters represent the U.S. Weightlifting team, and we will be true weightlifting fans … Continue reading 7 Reasons Why You Should Have Watched the 2015 Youth Worlds

5 Things Coaches Don’t Want to Forget on the Day of Competition

Every coach loves the idea of their athletes competing. We love seeing our athletes succeed, hit personal records, break national records and make international teams. We are proud of the impact we can have on their lifters future and we are happy when a well thought out plan is executed successfully–but without the right tools, tips, and people, execution would be impossible. Coaching isn’t easy—it takes time, … Continue reading 5 Things Coaches Don’t Want to Forget on the Day of Competition