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

5 Weightlifting Myths You Can Definitely Ignore

Show me five people lifting weights in a gym, and I will show you six different opinions on what gives the best results or how you should lift. Weight...

The Hook Grip Deadlift: Why Every Lifter Should Know This Powerful Technique

Have you ever noticed that most people can Deadlift more weight with straps than without straps? Have you ever taken your final heavy Deadlift at the ...

Why Athletes Shouldn't Always be Concerned With Lifting Heavy Weights

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4 Reasons To Switch Up Your Fitness Routine

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3 Reasons Why Athletes Should Limit Cardio Workouts

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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.