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.

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17-Year-Old Colombian Weightlifter Jeison Lopez Might Be the Strongest Teen on Earth

Pound for pound, Jeison Lopez might be the strongest teenager on Earth. A 17-year-old from Cali, Colombia, Lopez is making waves in the world o...

By: Brandon Hall

Another Golf Analyst Thinks Rory McIlroy's Weightlifting is Ruining His Game

Rory McIlroy is currently tied for 18th at this year's British Open as he struggles through day three of the tournament. McIlroy hasn't won a majo...

By: Jordan Zirm

7 Tips for a Perfect Bench Press Setup

If you're an athlete or serious fitness enthusiast, you are most likely going to be bench pressing at some point in your training career. Many ...

By: John Papp

Measuring Once Un-Measurable Workout Data, the Beast Sensor Takes Guesswork Out of Training

Every workout is different. Some days you feel like you can conquer anything, while others you feel like you're just trying to survive. In the...

By: Brandon Hall

Former NFL Punter Steve Weatherford Gets Kicked Out of Planet Fitness for Working Out Too Hard, Calls for Boycott

If you know anything about Planet Fitness, the chain of gyms that feature something called a "Lunk Alarm," a siren that blares if you dare to drop a...

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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.