Olympic Weightlifting Archive

5 Things I Wish I Had Known When I Started Weightlifting

Some things can be taught, others have to be learned by experience. Weightlifting is no different. While a coach can take us through the movements and cues that we need to perform the snatch and clean and

7 Tips To Help You Ace Your First Weightlifting Competition

Find out how to get the most out from your first Olympic weightlifting competition, have fun and put up some big lifts with our 7 handy tips for beginners

The Beginner’s Guide to Olympic Weightlifting Equipment

Discover what weightlifting equipment you need to get started as a beginner or novice Olympic weightlifter from weightlifting shoes to a belt and more

UK Weightlifting Olympic Funding Restored – For Female Athletes Only

UK Sport makes the decision to restore Olympic funding for weightlifting in the UK but for female weightlifters only. Male athletes will miss out - for the time being at least.

Dmitry Klokov at Varsity Gym, Glasgow

Video highlights from Dmitry Klokov's weightlifting seminar at the Varsity Gym in Glasgow, Scotland

Paralysis by Analysis in Weightlifting: Don’t Think, Just Lift

Is "paralysis by analysis" holding back your weightlifting? Strike back against over-thinking in the gym, on the competition platform and in your programming and diet

Olympic Funding for Weightlifting in UK Cut

Olympic funding for weightlifting in the UK is cut as UK Sport withdraw money for sports deemed unlikely to produce medalists at Rio 2016 and Tokyo 2020

Weightlifting Podcasts

A regularly updated list of current Olympic weightlifting podcasts from around the world

Russian Masters Squat Routine for Weightlifters

Add 5 to 10 percent to your squat 1RM with the Russian Masters Squat Routine, an ideal choice for the competitive Olympic weightlifter

Short Film: The Artist and the Olympian

The Artist and the Olympian is a short film by Adam Schneider that charts the struggles of weightlifter Donny Shankle and painter/actress Kate Taney