Weightlifting

A common type of strength training for developing the strength and muscle mass, weightlifting uses a variety of specialized equipment (weighted bars, dumbbells, kettlebells or weight stacks) to target specific muscle groups. Athletes generally target the muscles of the lower body, upper body and core that are used in competition. Done properly, workouts improve muscle size, mass, strength and power, while also helping to prevent injury. Find advice about the best ways to increase strength from today's top coaches and elite athletes.

Latest in Weightlifting

Avoid These Gym Hazards to Work Out Safely

Prevent Exercise-Related Injuries with These Tips So You Don't Miss Workouts or Games By Jim Carpentier, CSCS Injuries on the field, court, or ice are...

By: Jim Carpentier

REVIEW: Why the Nike Metcon DSX Flyknit Might Be the Ideal Training Shoe for Athletes

Finding the perfect workout shoe can be a challenge. Unfortunately, many of the products on the market are designed for runners, not for those of us w...

By: Andy Haley

Try This Trap Bar Deadlift Variation to Build Single-Leg Strength

The Trap Bar is a crafty tool, a unique piece of equipment that is arguably one of those pieces of equipment that does not get often used, or it is...

By: Kelvin King Jr.

Why Athletes Should Lift Like Powerlifters

Strength training is simply the ability of the body to develop more force in movement. This style of training is also most athletes' missing link to...

By: Travis Hansen

Terron Beckham, OBJ's Cousin, Is Still Jacked and Crazy, Does Backflips During a Heavy Squat, Deadlift and Bench Press Superset

You remember Terron Beckham, right? He's the ultra-jacked, ultra-athletic cousin of New York Giants receiver Odell Beckham Jr. We chronicled hi...

By: Brandon Hall

Latest Videos in Weightlifting

Get Ripped With Rob Gronkowski's Intense Weightlifting Circuit

How does Gronk stay so jacked? Check out the tight end's intense weightlifting circuit to find out the answer.

Elite Performance with Mike Boyle: Should Athletes Press Overhead?

In this episode of STACK Elite Performance, Mike Boyle explains when it’s safe to press overhead and demonstrates three overhead exercises that protect the shoulder.

World-Class Workouts With Todd Durkin: Build Strength and Work Capacity With Drop Sets

In this episode of World-Class Workouts, Todd Durkin shows you how to increase the volume of exercises you perform in a workout and get quicker results through drop sets.

Ndamukong Suh Squats Over 450 Pounds

NFL defensive tackle and former NCAA All-American Ndamukong Suh demonstrates his power by squatting over 450 pounds.

Thomas Jones Chasing Greatness Part 4: Moving Iron, Making Muscle

In the fourth episode of Chasing Greatness, Kansas City Chiefs RB Thomas Jones gives an inside look at his training routine.