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Round Table Discussion: Doping, USAW Resident Program, and RIO

With all the doping sanctions in sport just before the Rio Olympics, it’s an appropriate time to discuss how it all affects Weightlifting. Also, the USAW Resident Athlete program, which housed and supported some of our nation’s best lifters, has been shut down. Lastly, we discuss the affairs surrounding the Rio Olympics, and our Olympic Weightlifting team. Check out this episode on iTunes! Anton Jefferson … Continue reading Round Table Discussion: Doping, USAW Resident Program, and RIO

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Let the “Games” Begin A Look at Today’s Anti-Doping Measures (Part I)

On June 15, 2016, the International Weightlifting Federation (IWF) announced positive anti-doping results from the re-test of 2012 Olympic samples (IWF’s official disclosure). Ten (7 female, 3 male) lifters, including seven medalists, from five countries tested positive for anabolic agents. The IWF has been notified of an additional 10 positives from the 2008 Olympic Games. Over the next few months, OLift Magazine will feature a … Continue reading Let the “Games” Begin A Look at Today’s Anti-Doping Measures (Part I)

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Episode 11 – Matt Foreman The OLIFT Magazine Podcast

Matt Foreman is a Weightlifter, a coach, a teacher, and a writer. We interviewed Foreman because of his long-running history in Olympic Weightlifting and because his passion helping others become better Weightlifters. Check out this episode on iTunes! John Paul Nicoletta JP Nicoletta started lifting at 16 years old and has been involved in Olympic Weightlifting since 1992. He competed at a National level as … Continue reading Episode 11 – Matt Foreman The OLIFT Magazine Podcast

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Episode 10 – Dan Brown, Part 2 The O, a Podcast by OLIFT Magazine

On this episode, we talk with Dan Brown (Lift Lab Co.) about several weightlifting topics. One of which is his interpretation of the American System of Weightlifting. Check out this episode on iTunes! Anton Jefferson Anton lifts weights, coaches, and publishes OLIFT Magazine. http://www.theoliftmag.com Continue reading Episode 10 – Dan Brown, Part 2 The O, a Podcast by OLIFT Magazine

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The American System of Weightlifting We're capitalists, so let's start acting like it.

Here is an op-ed piece by Dan Brown of Lift Lab Co. Brown explains what the American system of Weightlifting is and how it best fits our country. I was recently on the OLIFT podcast and it was awesome catching up with and talking to my man Anton.  One thing we discussed that I want to shed further light on was the American System of … Continue reading The American System of Weightlifting We’re capitalists, so let’s start acting like it.