Caine Wilkes will be competing in arguably one of the most hotly contested weight classes — +109 kilograms — at the rescheduled 2020 Tokyo Olympic Games. The Matthews, NC native is making his Olympic debut as a member of one of the most competitive weightlifting teams the United States has...Read more
Olympic weightlifters rely heavily on leg, back and pressing strength, with accessory movements being integrated to bring up weak muscle groups, improve any asymmetries and imbalances, and enhance a lifer’s injury resilience. Arm training, especially the triceps, biceps, and forearms,...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!
Harrison Maurus has been issued one of the biggest challenges in USA weightlifting history. At only 21 years of age, he is representing his country at the 2020 Olympic Games in what has historically been one of the sport’s most...Read more
Kate Nye is on a mission. At only 22 years of age, the Detroit-area native has experienced a meteoric rise to the top of the field in American weightlifting since her competitive debut only five years ago at the 2016...Read more
At the rescheduled 2020 Tokyo Olympic Games, 21-year-old weightlifter Clarence "CJ" Cummings Jr. will represent Team USA in the 73-kilogram weight class. Cummings trains at The Foundry — a gym located in Beaufort, SC, where Cummings is originally from. Cummings...Read more
At 23 years of age, Jourdan Delacruz will make her Olympics debut at the rescheduled 2020 Tokyo Olympic Games, representing the USA in the 49-kilogram class. Originally from Wylie, TX, Delacruz trains out of Power & Grace Performance in Suwanee,...Read more
Ugandan weightlifter Julius Ssekitoleko was reported missing in Japan on Friday, July 16, 2021, ahead of the rescheduled 2020 Tokyo Olympic Games. According to the New York Times (NYT), the 20-year-old is one of nine Ugandan weightlifters who arrived in...Read more
On July 15, Team USA weightlifter Kate Nye took to social media with a video of a new PR in the jerk — a truly astonishing 153-kilograms (337 pounds). An important note: Although this jerk PR is impressive, it is...Read more