OLIFT Launches A Kickstarter Campaign

Hey weightlifters and fans, Our goal is to secure additional funding to help take the magazine from a startup phase to a sustainable publication. This news is widely covered in our Kickstarter campaign, and in the press including The Performance Podcast and The Weightlifting Scoop. We want to make it easier to access the magazine, we want to raise awareness about weightlifting, and we want … Continue reading OLIFT Launches A Kickstarter Campaign

10 People You Should Have Your Eyes on in Olympic Weightlifting

I compiled a list of folks who are really doing some great things in weightlifting. Of course there are certainly more than just 10, but these are the ones that standout to me right now, and I’ll explain why you should know who they are. 10. Ryan Paiva, Lifting Life – [tweetthis twitter_handles=”@oliftmagazine” hidden_hashtags=”#OLIFT” url=”http://goo.gl/2QkJyA“]Ryan created the Uber for weightlifting photography. #LIFTINGLIFE[/tweetthis] Their mission is “to cover … Continue reading 10 People You Should Have Your Eyes on in Olympic Weightlifting

Respect the Body, Respect Your Health

What have you done to prepare yourself for Life today? How often have you heard people with motorcycles say, “you have to respect the bike.” People take better care of their “valuables” than their health and it is sad.  How often have you heard, “take care of yourself” and you just nod and keep going with no intentions of changing? We treat our bodies like a shirt being … Continue reading Respect the Body, Respect Your Health

10 Instagram Pages You Need to Follow to Get Your Oly Fix

I was a bit of a slow-poke getting on the Instagram train, but then I discovered that it is the perfect medium for OLift lovers. If you follow the right accounts, then you can get your daily fix of lifting awesomeness just with a simple scroll down your feed. The videos are limited to 15 seconds, so you don’t have to worry about watching someone … Continue reading 10 Instagram Pages You Need to Follow to Get Your Oly Fix

Every Lift Matters

The situation: Mevin bombed in the snatch at a Saturday afternoon gym meet and then he said “that doesn’t matter, this isn’t a real meet.” Dragomir Cioroslan, 1984 Olympic Bronze medalist and former USAW Head National Coach, is famous for stating that “nothing under 70% matters”, I’m positive that he was referring to programming percentages. I’m sure that he would be upset if his lifters missed … Continue reading Every Lift Matters

Where should the bar begin brushing my legs on a snatch?

  You’ll see some variation here. People like Taner Sagir have the bar brushing along their legs all the way from the mid-thigh up: And then you have others who only make contact at the hip: It really is a preference thing. I fall in the latter camp, but I’ve experimented with both. When I started the brush from lower on the thigh, I drove … Continue reading Where should the bar begin brushing my legs on a snatch?