The Press-out Rule: Weightlifting’s Latest Drama Generator
The press-out rule has been around forever in weightlifting. It’s one of the fundamental technical rules of the sport, and probably the most prominent one. If you’re a ... Continue reading
Self-Reliance vs. Team Mentality in Weightlifting
This article is mainly going to be about getting you to look inside yourself. So I want to start by asking you a question.
Could you go it alone in this sport, if you had ... Continue reading
A Horrible Bottom Position Doesn’t Make You a Lost Weightlifting Cause
The explosion of masters weightlifting in recent years has brought thousands of new competitors to the sport. And many of them are crusty old people with bodies that won’t to... Continue reading
Why Performance is More Important Than Victory
The obsession with winning… In America, it’s part of our sports DNA. If you’ve been an athlete in this country at any point in your life, you’ve heard thos... Continue reading
IWF Rule Changes: Challenge Cards and Feet Touching the Barbell
The International Weightlifting Federation made some rulebook changes recently, and social media has been tittering with conversation about them. There were quite a few changes, bu... Continue reading
The Ugly Rise of Poaching Athletes in Weightlifting
Let’s talk about poaching in weightlifting, shall we?
It’s a buzzing topic these days, for sure. In case you don’t know what it is, “poaching&rdquo... Continue reading
The Increasing Non-Enforcement of IWF Rules by Referees
Okay, let’s get right to the point on this one.
The 2018 IWF World Championship in Turkmenistan just wrapped up last week, and it was an amazing show. Records fell, ... Continue reading
WADA Reinstating Russia = Drug Testing Should Be Eliminated
You know, there was actually a short moment in time over the last few years when drug-free lifters started to feel like they were going to get an honest shot at fair competition.
... Continue reading
The Benefit of Bad Training
I once read an interview with legendary writer Ernest Hemingway where he was asked, “What is the best early training for writers in their younger years?” His answer was, “An unhappy childhood.”
Strange answer, but I get i... Continue reading
How To Compete in Weightlifting Meets With 1,000 Lifters
Weightlifting meets look like Woodstock now. The Masters World Championship is getting 900+ entries. The American Open Series 3 meet in Las Vegas has 1,600+ entries. Small local me... Continue reading