Some Thoughts About COVID-19 and Weightlifting
So there’s this coronavirus thing going around right now. I’m not sure if you’ve heard about it…
All joking aside, can you believe this? I’m... Continue reading
About Egypt’s Weightlifting Suspension for Drugs
I’m writing this article on day two of the 2019 IWF World Championships. Everybody always loves watching the Worlds, and the hoopla is even higher this year because it’... Continue reading
Motivation vs Discipline... and Weightlifting
I’ll be the first to admit I don’t really know what’s going on out there. I don’t follow people on Instagram or YouTube or anything else, so I’m not u... Continue reading
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
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
When Athletes Want to Run the Coach-Athlete Relationship
Just look at the title of this article. Man… this kind of stuff is major sign-of-the-times territory.
We all know we live in an age where everybody thinks they&rsqu... Continue reading
Should Masters Weightlifters Be Drug Tested?
I’m writing this article on June 24th, 2018. In two months, the World Masters Weightlifting Championship will take place in Barcelona, Spain. Want to hear something crazy? The organizers of this meet had to cut off the entry deadline a week early because... Continue reading