Weightlifting Articles

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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Why Balance Is Your Key to Better Olympic Weightlifting Performance

Balance is critical in Olympic lifting. Not balance as in being able to stabilize yourself on one leg, but balance as in being a well-rounded athle...

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

Why Weight Lifting Matters the Least for an Athlete Lee Boyce Call it clickbait. Say what you will. We all know that hitting the weight room is a smart...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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....

Use the Litvinov Workout to Increase Speed and Power

Last year, I picked up a book I recommend anyone serious about their training / coaching read. This book was Dan John's 'Never Let Go'. In it, Dan...

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