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Episode 27 – Are We In a Weightlifting Competition Boom?

Anton and JP discuss Weightlifting competitions from an unusual angle. The question of the day is “Are we in a Weightlifting competition boom?” Lots of statistics and factors play into Weightlifting’s popularity. We had the CrossFit boom, then the Seminar/Coaching course boom, and the next step in the evolution of our sport is the Competition Boom. Weightlifting is more accessible now than it has ever … Continue reading Episode 27 – Are We In a Weightlifting Competition Boom?

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Episode 26 – Kristin Newman, SPS Gym

We dropped a new episode on the OLIFT Podcast. We interviewed Athletic Director, Kristin Newman, of SPS Gym. Kristin is is a multi-sport athlete, and now she’s using her skill set to help all members at SPS gym become stronger versions of themselves. Listen as we discuss her background in several sports, and transitioning into her new role at SPS GYm. Anton Jefferson Anton lifts … Continue reading Episode 26 – Kristin Newman, SPS Gym

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OLIFT Bundle – Get 10 Issues Limited Time Offer

If you haven’t heard, we’ve shut down the OLIFT Magazine publication, but we are offering every issue to you all for a limited time only. What to expect in this Bundle? With the exception of the recent issue 7 & 8, every issue of OLIFT is included: Pilot Issue – Cover Athlete CJ & Omar Cummings – Spring 2014 Issue #1 – Cover Athlete Morghan King – … Continue reading OLIFT Bundle – Get 10 Issues Limited Time Offer

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OLIFT Magazine: This is Our Last Issue The Magazine Shuts Down, but the Podcast, Blog, and Store Lives on

Hello dedicated readers of OLIFT, Thank you for being so overly patient with every anticipated issue. We are super late with publishing the next issue and there is no excuse that will make it right, so we just decided to put a double issue together and let you decide if it’s good. We know it’s good, but we value your opinions too. This is the … Continue reading OLIFT Magazine: This is Our Last Issue The Magazine Shuts Down, but the Podcast, Blog, and Store Lives on

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OLIFT Magazine – The Double Issue

The final issues of OLIFT Magazine are here and it’s a double issue! Clarence “CJ” Cummings is on the cover. Ironically, he was our first cover athlete, so it’s a great way to go full circle and finish off the last volume of OLIFT Magazine. Get your copy of the last issue of OLIFT Magazine Cheryl Haworth is inside this issue! This is a double issue so it’s … Continue reading OLIFT Magazine – The Double Issue

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Your First Competition

SO YOU’VE DECIDED TO ENTER A WEIGHTLIFTING COMPETITION…. Here is an op-ed piece by KRISTIN NEWMAN  of Speed Power Strength Gym in Oakland, California. They are a new gym, Eleiko-everything as far as equipment, and super awesome as far as experience, atmosphere, and coaching. If you are in the area and you’ve never competed in Weightlifting, please go and lift, because everyone else will be a first … Continue reading Your First Competition

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The Sight and Sound of Weightlifting Steve Galvan and John Filippini

We interview Steve Galvan (photographer) and John Fillipini (announcer). These guys are what we consider the sight and sound of Olympic Weightlifting. JP interviewed Steve and Anton interviewed John. We mashed the two episodes together for a little something different. Hope you guys like the episode! Click here to listen on iTunes Click here for the direct mp3 download *Podcast App → Search “OLIFT” → Tap … Continue reading The Sight and Sound of Weightlifting Steve Galvan and John Filippini

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The OLIFT Podcast: The Jerk Split vs Power

Header photo credit: Getty Images In the early years of Weightlifting, athletes performed several lifts such as the Clean and Press, the One-Armed Snatch, the Press, the Two-hand Snatch, and the Clean and Jerk. Over time we  In Weightlifting there are two things that remain constant and universally agreed upon: 1) we Snatch and 2) we Clean and Jerk. Beyond those, not many weightlifters or … Continue reading The OLIFT Podcast: The Jerk Split vs Power

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21 Questions with Nicole Lim

Cover photo credit: skipphotography.com “I’d love it if I could inspire women to lift. That would make me happy.” Those were the exact words used by Nicole Lim as we sat under a table umbrella at Baja Taqueria on Piedmont Avenue in North Oakland, California. Nicole agreed to chat with me while we refueled ourselves after a light Sunday training session. By the way, shout … Continue reading 21 Questions with Nicole Lim

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The OLIFT Podcast: The Next Quad

With the end of the Rio Summer Olympic Games, we must now look forward to what’s to come over The Next Quad. The start of The Next Quad is always interesting because we get to see new faces, and we get to see who has enough grit to stick around long enough to see their Olympic dreams come true. On this episode we recap the Weightlifting … Continue reading The OLIFT Podcast: The Next Quad