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

4 Reasons To Switch Up Your Fitness Routine

Your standard exercise routine may seem like a hardy and reliable workout, but if you've been following the same circuits for months now, it may not be...

By: Gary Moller

3 Reasons Why Athletes Should Limit Cardio Workouts

It's a cliché scene in nearly every sports movie you have seen since you were a kid. The tough underdog jogs into the night sporting an unimpressive...

By: Nick Parasiliti

Check Out the World's Strongest Man's 7-Meal, 12,000-Calorie Per Day Diet

American strongman Brian Shaw is a giant. The 4-time World's Strongest Man champion stands 6-foot-8 and weighs 420 pounds. But for Shaw to stay that...

By: Rob Scott

An Inside Look at the Unique Workout Anthony Rizzo's Been Using for the Past 10 Years

Anthony Rizzo is the rock of the Chicago Cubs franchise. The 27-year-old first baseman has played in at least 140 games for the Cubs in each of the...

By: Brandon Hall

How Oklahoma RB Samaje Perine Became The Strongest Pound-For-Pound Player in the 2017 NFL Draft

It all started when he was about 12 years old. That's when Samaje Perine's mom, Gloria, bought him his first set of dumbbells. They were 25 pounds....

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.