Weightlifting World Championships 1955 in Munich Germany, Tommy Kono won the world title in the light heavyweight (82.5kg) class

Weightlifting and Military Service In Memory of Tommy Kono and Others

Tommy Kono, the International Weightlifting Federation’s “Lifter of the Century,” overcame numerous challenges during his weightlifting career. Not the least of these was the challenge of training and competing after being drafted into the U.S. Army. In Kono’s first book, Weightlifting, Olympic Style, he explains two very fortunate, and unusual, breaks provided by the Army that maintained his climb toward the international podium. First, while … Continue reading Weightlifting and Military Service In Memory of Tommy Kono and Others

Jessica Lucero, 2015 National Champion and American record-holder

Interview with Jessica Lucero The O, Episode #7

On this episode of The O, we interview Jessica Lucero. Jessica is lifter with over a decade of competitive experience, and she’s recently set a Senior American Record in the Snatch (92kg at 58kg bodyweight), she won the 2015 National Senior Championships, and she was a 2015 World Team member. Check out this episode on iTunes! Here is Jessica breaking the American record in the … Continue reading Interview with Jessica Lucero The O, Episode #7

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Bar Force Vectors: Spencer Moorman Cleans 2015 Nationals

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: Spencer Moorman Cleans 2015 Nationals

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Five of the Most Important Things in Weightlifting Right Now

There is so much going on in the Olympic Weightlifting world. Here is everything you need to know in the Weightlifting World right now. 1. Six of the eight USA Weightlifting athletes competed internationally for the first time at the 2016 IWF Grand Prix – 6th Russian President’s Cup in Kazan on 19-20th March. Angelo Bianco, Brian “Wesley” Kitts, and Jessica Phillips took home Bronze medals in … Continue reading Five of the Most Important Things in Weightlifting Right Now

The O, an OLIFT Magazine Podcast

Podcast Episode #6 – Eddie Camacho & Quinn Henoch Author of Athlete 25 Project and Founder of Clinical Athlete

On this episode of The O, we interview Eddie Camacho (Chiropractor) and Quinn Henoch (Physical Therapist). They are both weightlifters, clinicians, and they are putting in great efforts to help Olympic Weightlifters prevent injuries and recovery better. Check out this episode on iTunes! Eddie “The Chiropractor”Camacho is a guy who’s full of passion for helping others. He loves weightlifting, he’s an author, and he’s a … Continue reading Podcast Episode #6 – Eddie Camacho & Quinn Henoch Author of Athlete 25 Project and Founder of Clinical Athlete