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
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By: Brandon Hall
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Latest Videos in Weightlifting
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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.
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NFL defensive tackle and former NCAA All-American Ndamukong Suh demonstrates his power by squatting over 450 pounds.
In the fourth episode of Chasing Greatness, Kansas City Chiefs RB Thomas Jones gives an inside look at his training routine.