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OLIFT Goes 100 Percent Digital And For Good Reasoning

Make sure you subscribe to the latest issue of OLIFT Magazine which features Mattie Rogers on the cover and timeless content that will help become a better weightlifter. Subscribe today! In this open letter to readers, publisher Anton Jefferson explains why OLIFT is now a digital-only magazine. Fast forward to today, and, after almost two years of battling high-cost printing, OLIFT is in a new era. No longer … Continue reading OLIFT Goes 100 Percent Digital And For Good Reasoning

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

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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

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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

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Sarah Robles Is the Woman of the Hour

​The weightlifting star’s name is everywhere these days, but why? Sarah Robles is not a shy person. As the events of this week have shown, the 27-year-old Olympian and six-time national champion has yet to release a statement about being placed on the World Team by USA Weightlifting, the governing body of the sport in this country. In case you haven’t been paying attention, here’s … Continue reading Sarah Robles Is the Woman of the Hour

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Sarah Robles is Back!

Editor’s note: Sarah is now on the IWF World Championship start list, and it’s quite controversial. Finally competing again after a two-year suspension for a positive drug test, she totaled 276 kg at last month’s National University Championships, setting two new American University records (for her total and her 156kg clean and jerk) and winning first place in her weight class and the Best Lifter award. … Continue reading Sarah Robles is Back!

Jon North, President and CEO of the American Weightlifting Federation

Jon has been constantly improving. Maybe it’s the new weight class, maybe it’s the fuel from the haters, maybe he has a goal and no matter what he’s going to reach it. Regardless, great job Jon! Keep “slammin’ bars and making PRs”. #AttitudeNation Just Snatched 170kg for an all time PR at @cal_strength ⭕️⭕️⭕️ ⭕️⭕️⭕️ A video posted by Attitude Nation ⭕️ (@attitudenation) on Oct 10, … Continue reading Jon North, President and CEO of the American Weightlifting Federation