On Jan. 14, 2021, the former Vice President and Acting President of the International Weightlifting Federation (IWF) Ursula Papandrea announced her bid for the IWF Presidency. According to independent sports PR consultancy Calculus, her campaign advocates for an overhaul to the "toxic culture of corruption, self-interest, and doping that prioritizes maintaining...Read more
The plank is a foundational core strengthening exercise that can be done using bodyweight or weighted variations. This movement has a wide array of variations and alternatives to challenge strength, power, and fitness athletes and have a direct application to...Read more
What Is Weightlifting?
Weightlifting is a weight-classed strength sport. In competitive weightlifting, there needs to be a focus on balance of strength in the snatch and clean & jerk. An athlete’s platform success is comprised of the two competition lifts and these lifts include the,
- Clean & Jerk
Out of every strength sport, weightlifting tends to be regarded as the most technical and tough to pick up. Whether you’re setting records or brand new to the sport, this page will serve as your all-in-one weightlifting home!
Five-time world champion weightlifter Tatiana Kashirina has been temporarily suspended due to an alleged doping offense, according to Inside the Games and as originally reported by Russian outlet TASS. If confirmed, this would be Kaashirina's second offense, meaning that she...Read more
Today we're talking to weightlifter, coach, and former bodybuilder Jon North, who has been a prominent figure in American Strength Sports for nearly a decade. Jon’s story is one with a number of twists and turns: From overcoming addiction to...Read more
On Dec. 7, 2020, The International Olympic Committee (IOC) announced changes to the athlete quota for the 2024 Paris Olympic Games. The number of athletes will be reduced from the 11,092 allotted to the 2020 Tokyo Olympic Games to 10,500...Read more
On Dec. 7, 2020, the International Olympic Committee (IOC) Executive Board approved the event program for the 2024 Paris Olympic Games. Additionally, they adjusted the athlete quota for the entire Olympic Games to be 10,500 total across all sports. That...Read more
David Prowse, the British actor who became famous for playing the role of Darth Vader in the original “Star Wars” trilogy of the 1970s and 80s, died on November 28, 2020 at the age of 85. The New York Times...Read more
It has been a rollercoaster year for Olympic weightlifting competitions. The COVID-19 pandemic has forced varying closures and restrictions on large gatherings in numerous states. As a result, many weightlifting events were canceled, postponed, or moved online. On Nov. 20, 2020,...Read more