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Mark Cannella | Episode 3

​In this episode, we catch up with Mark Cannella, the man responsible for bringing the Olympic Weightlifting competition to the Arnold Sports Festival in Columbus, Ohio. Learn about the history of this event and where it’s going. Check out this episode on iTunes! Anton Jefferson Anton lifts weights, coaches, and publishes OLIFT Magazine. http://www.theoliftmag.com Continue reading Mark Cannella | Episode 3

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Big Numbers at National Championships: Do We Really Need Them?

Rip Van Winkle awakening today would be quick to conclude that weightlifting in the U.S. has greatly increased in popularity. One need only look at recent national championship events to see the previously unheard of number of competitors. There are pros and cons to this latest development. Some longtime practitioners of the sport complain meets are too large. Knowing no difference, newcomers may think such … Continue reading Big Numbers at National Championships: Do We Really Need Them?

How to Watch the 2016 USAW National Junior Championships Day 2, February 20th

If you are new to weightlifting, or you want to follow our sport better, it’s best to learn how to watch and what to watch at a national meet. We’ve put together a guide to help you as you enjoy the competition and we’ve highlighted specific lifters for you to keep your eyes on, because you very well may see some of them in them … Continue reading How to Watch the 2016 USAW National Junior Championships Day 2, February 20th

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How to Watch the 2016 USAW National Junior Championships Day 1, February 19th

While the excitement from the World Championships and the American Open have calmed down, it’s now time for the first national USA Weightlifting meet of the year – the 2016 USA Weightlifting National Junior Championships (NJC). You can expect some incredible performances from these up-and-coming Junior lifters. Several champions from 2015, like Megan Seegert (-48), Bret Pfeiffer (-56), and  CJ Cummings (-69) will return. This will be one of … Continue reading How to Watch the 2016 USAW National Junior Championships Day 1, February 19th

Angelo Bianco | Episode 1

In this episode, we talked to Angelo Bianco (77kg) as he finished up preparation for the Sr. Trials at National Juniors the weekend of Feb 19-21. Angelo Bianco is one of the top 77 kilogram Weightlifters in the country. He’s fairly new to the sport as he’s only competed for just under two years, and he’s already gunning for a spot on the Olympic team. Meet Angelo, … Continue reading Angelo Bianco | Episode 1

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My Experiment Performing Clean and Jerks With Straps What I Did and What I Learned

**”The scientific method is a body of techniques for investigating phenomena, acquiring new knowledge, or correcting and integrating previous knowledge. To be termed scientific, a method of inquiry is commonly based on empirical or measurable evidence subject to specific principles of reasoning.” With that said, here is my scientific experiment performing clean and jerks with straps. First, Yasha Kahn wrote a guest post about cleaning … Continue reading My Experiment Performing Clean and Jerks With Straps What I Did and What I Learned

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Cleaning With Straps A Quick How-To Guide on Cleaning with Straps

Reading time – This is a guest post from Yasha Kahn. Yasha was born in Russia, raised in Los Angeles, and grew up in Boston. He’s a weightlifter and weightlifting coach at the Norwood Training Center near Boston. Check out his website for more great articles. In 2009, one of America’s best lifters, Zach Krych, had a freak accident. While cleaning with straps, Zach lost his balance and fell … Continue reading Cleaning With Straps A Quick How-To Guide on Cleaning with Straps

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Olympic Qualifier At The National Junior Championships

National Junior Championships – February 18-21 Later this month, Valley Forge, PA, will play host to the Olympic Qualifier at the USAWeightlifting National Junior Championships. This will be the first major USAW competition of 2016 and will be held February 18-21 at the Greater Philadelphia Expo Center. Lifters who have met the minimum qualification totals and who were born in 1996 or later are eligible … Continue reading Olympic Qualifier At The National Junior Championships