On Apr. 19, 2022, the International Olympic Committee (IOC) released the qualification process for weightlifters to earn spots at the 2024 Paris Olympic Games, scheduled for Jul. 26, 2024, through Aug. 11, 2024. The qualification system for the 2024 Games is moving away from point-based criteria and toward a more...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!
Weightlifter Karlos Nasar (81KG) Clean & Jerks Unofficial World Record of 210 Kilograms in Training Ahead of Junior World Championships
With just under a month until the commencement of the 2022 International Weightlifting Federation's (IWF) Junior World Championships in Heraklion, Greece, Karlos Nasar is making a statement — if you come for the king, you'd best not miss. On Apr....Read more
On April 7, 2022, USA Weightlifting (USAW) announced that they submitted a bid to host the 2022 International Weightlifting Federation (IWF) World Championships on March 24, 2022. If granted, the 2022 IWF World Championships would be held in Atlanta, GA,...Read more
Anytime a prominent weightlifter with multiple Youth National titles hops in the gym to perform a sumo-stance deadlift with more than three times their competition bodyweight, it's worth attention. On April 5, 2022, two-time USA Weightlifting (USAW) Youth National champion...Read more
The Opening Ceremony of the 2024 Summer Olympic Games will kick off on Friday, July 26, 2024, in Paris, France. Weightlifting will be one of the 32 sports featured at those Games, but many of the weight categories will be...Read more
Weightlifting programs are more than just the snatch and clean & jerk. During practice of the lifts, you tend to find other things to focus on that can benefit your performance. This is where your accessory training comes in. Accessories...Read more
On March 31, 2022, USA Weightlifting (USAW) shared a press release that announced Phil Andrews' pending resignation as USAW's Chief Executive Officer effective July 15, 2022. Andrews first joined USAW in January 2013 and ascended to CEO in April 2016,...Read more