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James Townsend Completes One Ton Challenge in 37 Seconds!

You have probably heard about the One Ton Challenge by now. If not, it was created by WWE superstar John Cena as a way to "make training more fun by gamifying it."...
Team USA - 2017 IWF World Championships

USAW Announces 2017 World Championships Team

The 2017 IWF World Championships will be in the United States once again. Anaheim, California, will be host to the top weightlifters in the world November 28 - December 5. USA Weightlifting (USAW) has...
Kate Vibert at the 2017 USAW National Championships. Photo courtesy of Lifting Life.

American Open Series 3: An Athlete’s Perspective

Training for any weightlifting competition is indescribable. Through all the ups and downs of preparing both physically and mentally, it’s difficult to even think about who is showing up, and what to expect out...
Mattie Rogers pre-lift at 2016 American Open

Highlights of Mattie Roger’s 6-for-6 Performance at the American Open

Mattie Rogers once again showed why she is one of the top lifters in the country. After a roller coaster of a year, Rogers ended 2016 on a positive note. Without being pushed in her...
Morghan King at 2016 US Olympic Trials

Morghan King Details Her Olympic Experience on Virus Intl Blog

Morghan King started weightlifting "full time" only four years ago, at the end of 2012. Since then, King ascended up the rankings within the 53kg class and ended up at the top of the...
CJ Cummings at 2016 Olympic Trials

What Will the Next Quad in USA Weightlifting Look Like?

USA Weightlifting (USAW) earned its first Olympic medal in 16 years when Sarah Robles took home the bronze medal at the 2016 Rio Olympics in the +75kg weight class. There is no doubt that...
Morghan King and Dean Kruse are engaged at Rio Olympics

Morghan King Has Had a Great Olympic Experience

Morghan King competed on Saturday, the first day of competition following the Opening Ceremony. King proceeded to snatch 73kg, a new American record in the 48kg weight class. After a 100kg clean and jerk, King...
Morghan King at 2016 Senior Trials

Morghan King Places 6th at 2016 Rio Olympics

Morghan King was first weightlifter from the United States to take the platform at the 2016 Rio Olympics. King, in the 48kg weight class, competed Saturday night against 11 other female lifters. King successfully snatched...
Morghan King at US Olympic Trials

When to Watch Team USA Lift at Rio Olympics

Morghan King, Jenny Arthur, Sarah Robles and Kendrick Farris will be representing the United States at the 2016 Rio Olympics starting on Saturday, August 6. Morgan King will be the first of the four Team...
Alex Lee at 2016 Olympic Team Trials

2016 Pan-American Championships Start List

The 2016 Pan-American Championships kick off today and run through June 11. There's a lot at stake for the men on Team USA. There's not a live stream available, unfortunately, but here are the...