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Daydreaming In Your Warmups: How You Can Get In The Zone On Command Warmup Series: Part 2

Here is an op-ed piece by Misbah Haque from theairbornemind.com. Misbah explains what an optimal warm up looks like. Misbah is giving away a free gift to OLIFT readers to help you master the Snatch. I used to daydream about all sorts of things when I was younger. Long car rides were my favorite because I’d let my imagination go crazy. At some point, we dismiss daydreaming as a waste of time and focus … Continue reading Daydreaming In Your Warmups: How You Can Get In The Zone On Command Warmup Series: Part 2

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The Days You Are Looking For On Training

Training, done consistently, gives time a certain stability, as you string together days and weeks and months and years in the gym. The steady rhythm of rubber plates dropping to the platforms, the sharp and high crack of shoes against wood, the metallic clanking of the smaller plates, the accumulation of sets and reps and kilos—all define and give shape to the space around you … Continue reading The Days You Are Looking For On Training

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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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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

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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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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

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Big Numbers at National Championships: Do We Really Need Them?

Rip Van Winkle awakening today would be quick to conclude that weightlifting in the U.S. has greatly increased in popularity. One need only look at recent national championship events to see the previously unheard of number of competitors. There are pros and cons to this latest development. Some longtime practitioners of the sport complain meets are too large. Knowing no difference, newcomers may think such … Continue reading Big Numbers at National Championships: Do We Really Need Them?

How to Watch the 2016 USAW National Junior Championships Day 2, February 20th

If you are new to weightlifting, or you want to follow our sport better, it’s best to learn how to watch and what to watch at a national meet. We’ve put together a guide to help you as you enjoy the competition and we’ve highlighted specific lifters for you to keep your eyes on, because you very well may see some of them in them … Continue reading How to Watch the 2016 USAW National Junior Championships Day 2, February 20th