Nathan Damron Continues to Move Ridiculous Weight

Nathan Damron front squats 250kg. @nathandamron94/Instagram
Nathan Damron can move serious weight. Last year Damron seemed to set a PR every other week on his back squat. In competition, Damron has had some ups and downs since then. Regardless, Damron is one of the top U.S. lifters in the 94kg...

Kaela Stephano and Taylor Babb, 2017 CrossFit Games Teen Athletes, Win Gold at USAW Youth National Championships

Kaela Stephano attempting 93kg clean and jerk at 2017 USAW Youth National Championships. Lifting Life/Photo
In April, Kaela Stephano (17) and Taylor Babb (16) qualified for the 2017 CrossFit Games in the Teenage Girls 16-17 division. Stephano finished 2nd overall and Babb ended up in 9th. Both Stephano and Babb also traveled to Atlanta, Georgia, this past weekend to compete...

2017 IWF Junior World Championships Results

Members of Team USA in Tokyo, Japan, for 2017 IWF Junior World Championships. @haylsbayls__/Instagram
The 2107 IWF Junior World Championships have come to an end in Tokyo, Japan. The women of Team USA took 4th place as a team while the men finished 7th. CJ Cummings was the only USA athlete to walk away with medals - two...

CJ Cummings Wins Another IWF World Championship Gold Medal

CJ Cummings wins gold at 2017 IWF Junior World Championships. @usa_weightlifting/Instagram
CJ Cummings won his 4th consecutive gold medal at an IWF World Championship event on Sunday in Tokyo, Japan. Cummings, at the 2017 IWF Junior World Championships, went 4-for-6 to take 1st place by 1kg. Cummings finished the snatch in 4th place with 138kg and 9kg...

IWF Creates Working Group to Address Anti-Doping and 2020 Olympic Changes

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The International Weightlifting Federation (IWF) Congress revised their action plan to create two working groups - one to address anti-doping and one for "sport program". Both were accepted by the IWF Executive Board. The working groups will address gender equality, new events, 2020 Olympic body...

Anaheim, California to Host Another Weightlifting Event

CJ Cummings sets Youth World Record Clean & Jerk at 2017 IWF Youth World Championships
The International Weightlifting Federation (IWF) announced today that the 2019 IWF Youth World Championships will be held in Anaheim, California. This is the second IWF World Championship that will be hosted by the southern California city in three years. The Youth World Championships will feature...

What is Ostarine and Why are Weightlifters Taking It?

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Ostarine has been in the news lately as two Olympic Weightlifters (and several other athletes in different sports) have tested positive for the substance in 2017. So we wanted to ask the questions...what is ostarine and why are athletes taking the banned substance? Ostarine is a...

Vulkan Weightlifting Coach Michael Gingras Receives 12-Year Sanction From USADA

Michael Gingras at 2015 USAW American Open - Photo via Lifting Life
The United States Anti-Doping Agency (USADA) announced on Thursday that Michael Gingras, head coach of Vulkan Weightlifting in Portland, Oregon, accepted a 12-year sanction for engaging in prohibited doping conduct. Gingras was found to have "possessed, trafficked and administered" testosterone and possessed and trafficked...

Mattie Rogers Goes 6-for-6, Wins Gold and Breaks Her American Record

Mattie Rogers breaks Clean and Jerk American Record - Photo by Lifting Life (Instagram)
Mattie Rogers continues to be head and shoulders ahead of her competition here in the States. Rogers (69kg) took to the platform at the 2017 USA Weightlifting National Championships Saturday night. The result? A 6-for-6 performance that easily won three gold medals. On top of that,...

Jessica Lucero Clean & Jerks Double Body Weight, Breaks American Record

Jessica Lucero clean and jerks 116kg to break American Record at 2017 USAW National Championships.
Jessica Lucero clean and jerked 116kg last night at the 2017 USAW National Championships. The lift was double body weight for Lucero who competes in the 58kg weight category. Lucero also set a new American Record with the lift. Lucero went 5-for-6 with her only...

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