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Episode 29 – Mike Gattone Assistant Technical Director at USA Weightlifting

We’re excited to bring Mike Gattone on the show (@mgattone64). Gattone coached Tara Nott Cunningham, the last American weightlifter to win an Olympic gold medal, and he’s discussing his new role and responsibilities as the Assistant Technical Director at USA Weightlifting. Mike has a long history in the sport, as an athlete [he first competed in Weightlifting in the year 1982], coach, and with staff … Continue reading Episode 29 – Mike Gattone Assistant Technical Director at USA Weightlifting

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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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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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Jumping Back Snatch Historical Review, Technique Analysis, and Practical Tips

Jumping back in the snatch is as controversial as Cleaning with Straps. Most coaches stand on the fence about this topic, but no coach should teach lifters to intentionally jump back during the Snatch. As a coach, you should teach your lifter to minimize horizontal movement and keep the bar close to the body while moving vertically during the pull. If coaches spend more time … Continue reading Jumping Back Snatch Historical Review, Technique Analysis, and Practical Tips

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No Weaknesses Book Review w/ Travis Mash: Guesswork Gone – Get To Work

Before I herniated a disk in my lower back, I wasn’t really afraid of injury at all. I didn’t think it could happen to me. If you ever wake up with aching hips and throbbing knees, you probably know a good bit about soldiering on. Deep down, we all have an idea where our weaknesses lie: “My overhead position is so shaky. My wrists always … Continue reading No Weaknesses Book Review w/ Travis Mash: Guesswork Gone – Get To Work

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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