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James Tatum – Episode 5

In this episode we interview James Tatum. Check out this episode on iTunes! James Tatum is a two time USA World Team member (2013, 2014) and National Champion in the 77kg category (2014). Formerly a member of the now defunct Team MDUSA, Tatum now lifts unattached and recently moved up to 85kg. He competed at the 2016 Senior Trials held at the National Juniors and went … Continue reading James Tatum – Episode 5

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The 2016 Arnold Championships of the Universe Part One of (probably) One

Depending on how you want to count things, this is either “Part II” of my 2015 Arnold writeup (never completed), “Part II” of my 2014 Arnold writeup (also languishing), or “Part I” of my soon-to-be-unfinished writeup of this year’s Arnold Championships of the Universe. Apparently, the Arnold of the past few years has left me so fatigued that I’ve been unable to bring anything to … Continue reading The 2016 Arnold Championships of the Universe Part One of (probably) One

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Dan Brown, Lift Lab Co | Episode 4 The O, a Podcast by OLIFT Magazine

On this episode of The O, we interview Dan Brown, owner and head coach of Lift Lab Co. Check out this episode on iTunes! Dan Brown runs Lift Lab Co, a unique strength and conditioning facility in Indianapolis, Indiana. Dan is a great person, a knowledgeable and passionate coach, and he’s pushing the sport of Olympic Weightlifting forward in a positive direction. Dan shares his … Continue reading Dan Brown, Lift Lab Co | Episode 4 The O, a Podcast by OLIFT Magazine

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Bar Force Vectors: Mosquera 147 kg Snatch

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: Mosquera 147 kg Snatch

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5 of the Most Important Things In the Weightlifting World Right Now

There is so much going on right now in the Olympic Weightlifting world, but I just thought you guys should know about the five most important things (in my opinion) in the Weightlifting world right now. 1. The end of MuscleDriver USA. By now you’ve all probably read or heard about MDUSA coming to an end. It saddens me to see a weightlifting brand, company, … Continue reading 5 of the Most Important Things In the Weightlifting World Right Now