Articles in Olympic Weightlifting
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Push It Real Good: Another Look at the Squat


Here is a situation for you to visualize. Many of us have probably been a part of this situation personally, and many more of us have heard hundreds o... Continue reading
Lessons from Romania


Nicu Vlad is one of the greatest weightlifters of all time. The Romanian legend won the Olympic gold medal at the 1984 Los Angeles games when he was o... Continue reading
The Shadow of the mountain part 3


I’m closing in on the end of a year of living next to Mt Fuji. I honestly cannot believe how quickly it has passed by. It literally seems like j... Continue reading
Pulling, Pushing, and Thinking: Extended connections between Olympic Lifting and Powerlifting


My earliest workout routines are very clear in my memory. I started lifting weights at the high school weight room when I was thirteen with some of th... Continue reading
Heavy with Years


“The young man knows the rules but the old man knows the exceptions.” - Oliver Wendell Holmes Al Oerter was one of the greatest compet... Continue reading
Two Roads Diverged: A Look at the Conversion from Powerlifting to Weightlifting


Powerlifters and Olympic Weightlifters love to engage in verbal brawls. These brawls are almost always centered on the question of “Who is real... Continue reading
The Olympics, Righteousness, and the Rules of Sport


There are very few things that get me as wound up as lying. In all its forms, from tax fraud to Congressional testimony, dishonesty drives me nuts. Wh... Continue reading
The Snatch Overhead Position


The overhead position of the arms and bar in the snatch, as it will be in the jerk, is critical for successful lifting. In preparation for receiving a... Continue reading
Hitting A Goal: A Bodyweight Snatch


I have been very fortunate to be around some incredible strength athletes and coaches: Coach Burgener, Casey, Beau, Cody and Sage Burgener, Josh Ever... Continue reading
The Low-Bar Back Squat & Weightlifting


As the new standard of back squatting within the CrossFit community, Mark Rippetoe’s low-bar back squat is a regular focus of questions in regar... Continue reading
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