More records have fallen at the 2021 International Weightlifting Federation (IWF) Youth World Championships. Katie Estep of the US stepped onto the platform in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia, and set three youth world records and a junior world record en route to winning gold in the 55-kilogram weight class. Here are the...Read more
The box jump is a plyometric exercise that is used by strength, power, fitness, and sports athletes to increase lower body power and explosiveness. While most of us are familiar with the box jump, it is important to understand the...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!
China is known for its dominant presence on the international weightlifting stage, a trend that continues when its doors are closed to the rest of the world. On Saturday, July 18, 2021, 76-kilogram lifter Xiang Yanmei set both a new...Read more
Imagine being eight years old and stepping up to a barbell loaded with weight plates that stand as tall as your knees. You see how much they weigh and do the quick math, and realize you are about to attempt...Read more
On Sept. 9, 2021, the International Weightlifting Federation (IWF) Executive Board announced that the 2021 World Weightlifting Championships (WWC) will take place on Dec. 7-17, 2021 in Tashkent, Uzbekistan. A few days after the WWC wraps, the Electoral Congress will...Read more
Adam Scheiner is working on a lifelong passion project. The director, producer, and writer of American weightlifting’s first feature-length film is intent on bringing his favorite sport to the big screen. To make it happen, he’s teamed up with some...Read more
Today I’m talking to weightlifter, coach, and photographer Steve Galvan. Steve is a multi-talented force in weightlifting, and for both the Rio and Tokyo Olympic Games, he was the official International Weightlifting Federation photographer. He’s also known in the community...Read more
Team China seems to have a bottomless pit of world-class weightlifters at their disposal. On Sept. 1, 2021, Lu Xiaojun Barbell posted a video on Instagram showcasing 81-kilogram weightlifter Lu Delin snatching 190 kilograms (418.8 pounds) from blocks in the...Read more