Maddy Myers Has Surgery on Wrist, Will Miss IWF World Championships

Maddy Myers recovering from wrist surgery. @maddy.myers1/Instagram
Maddy Myers, 20, was named one of the members of USA's World Team to compete next month at the 2017 IWF World Championships. Myers, however, will not be able to lift on the world stage after having surgery last week to repair her wrist. CJ...

Alyssa Ritchey Diagnosed With Bilateral Carpal Tunnel Syndrome

Alyssa Ritchey wearing wrist splints to treat bilateral carpal tunnel syndrome. @alyssaritchey1/Instagram
Alyssa Ritchey has clean and jerked double bodyweight, a feat only a few American women can say they have done. Ritchey, who made the successful transition from CrossFit to Olympic Weightlifting, did this while dealing with numbness in her hands and fingers at night. "Over the...

USA Weightlifting Puts 2019 Events Up for Bid

2017 USA Weightlifting National Championships. Photo by Lifting Life
USA Weightlifting (USAW) has put seven weightlifting events in 2019 up to bid and are seeking proposals from interested cities/venues. The Request for Proposal (RFP) process runs through December 18, 2017. USAW is seeking a minimum of $5,000 to $10,000, depending on the event, for...

Rogue Fitness Supporting Breast Cancer Awareness with Limited Edition Pink Cerakote Barbells

For a limited time, Rogue Fitness is selling a pink barbell as part of their new Cerakote barbell line. Proceeds from the sale will go to the Stephanie Spielman Fund for Breast Cancer Awareness. The pink barbells come in both the Men's Ohio Bar ($325)...

China and Russia Among Nine Countries to be Suspended by IWF

Aleksei Lovchev at the 2015 IWF World Championships. Photo by Lifting Life.
The International Weightlifting Federation (IWF) Executive Board decided to suspend the nine countries that produced three or more doping violations as part of the International Olympic Committee's (IOC) reanalysis testing from last year. The suspension will be for one year. The countries to be suspended are...

2018 IWF Junior World Championships Moved from North Korea to Uzbekistan

Yun Chol Om at the 2015 IWF World Championships. Photo by Lifting Life.
The International Weightlifting Federation (IWF) announced yesterday that the Executive Board made the decision to relocate the 2018 Junior World Championships to Uzbekistan. Two years ago, the IWF awarded North Korea (the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea) the competition. In the release yesterday the IWF...

Jon and Jessica North Welcome Baby Girl

Jon and Jessica North welcome Liv to their family. @attitudenation/Instagram
Jon and Jessica North welcomed their second child into the world this week. Liv Lee North was born yesterday, September 27, one day before the anniversary of Jon North's cardiac arrest that happened last year. Liv Lee has been diagnosed with cardiomyopathy with non-compaction and crevices in...

Tia-Clair Toomey Takes 3rd at Commonwealth and Oceania Weightlifting Championships

Tia-Clair Toomey at the 2015 IWF World Championships
Just a month after being crowned the 2017 CrossFit Games champion, Tia-Clair Toomey was back on the competition floor. This time, however, it was at the 2017 Commonwealth and Oceania Weightlifting Championships. The competition was a qualification event to the 2018 Commonwealth Games next April. Toomey...

Nine Countries Might be Banned from 2017 IWF World Championships

Photo by Lifting Life (O'Keefe Photography)
In an article published by, it states that nine countries, including Russia and China, will be banned from the 2017 IWF World Championships to be held later this year. The article says that "a three-man Commission" will meet again in Budapest this weekend to...

How to Snatch and Clean & Jerk: Detailed Tutorials by Clarence Kennedy

Clarence Kennedy is an Irish Olympic weightlifter, who became famous in weightlifting circles after he displayed some superhuman strength on his YouTube channel. While he has not competed in several years and has dealt with some knee injuries and subsequent surgeries, Kennedy is back training...

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