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Aleksei Lovchev at the 2015 IWF World Championships. Photo by Lifting Life.

IWF Takes It Easy on Three Countries, Lifts Doping Suspenions Early

The International Weightlifting Federation (IWF) suspending nine countries last October for wide scale doping violations from their athletes. Three of those countries- Turkey, Armenia and Azerbaijan- have had their one-year suspension lifted early because...
2017 USA Weightlifting National Championships. Photo by Lifting Life

IWF Working Group to Propose New Weight Categories in July

Last week an International Weightlifting Federation (IWF) Working Group met in Budapest to work through possible weight category proposals. The goal of the working group is to come up with one proposal to submit...
Nathan Damron at the 2018 USAW National Championships in Overland Park, Kansas. Photo courtesy of Lifting Life.

2018 USAW National Championship Winners

The top American weightlifters took to the platform this past weekend in Overland Park, Kansas, for the 2018 USAW National Championships. From a dominating performance from Olympic medalist Sarah Robles to those who won...
Kate Vibert sets two new Junior American Records at the 2018 USAW National Championships. Photo courtesy of Lifting Life.

Kate Vibert Breaks Mattie Rogers’ Junior American Record

Kate Vibert, in her first meet as a 69kg weightlifter, walked away with three gold medals and two new Junior American Records at the 2018 USAW National Championships. Vibert snatched 103kg on her third...
Gabe Stapinski makes amazing save at the 2018 USAW National University and Under-25 Championships in Ogden, Utah.

Check Out This Amazing Save by Gabe Stapinski!

The USA Weightlifting's National University and Under-25 Championships are in Ogden, Utah, this weekend and last night Gabe Stapinksi made one of the craziest saves in weightlifting history. On Stapinski's 115kg snatch attempt, he began...
"Mobility" by Dr. Nick Chretien

Treat Injuries and Improve Your Mobility with the Book, “Mobility” by Dr. Nick Chretien

Have you ever tweaked your shoulder or your hip and then struggled to pinpoint the exact muscle and treatment method? If the answer to that is yes or if you just want an excellent...
Ilya Ilyin via Instagram/@ilyailyin_4ever

IWF Issues Statement on Ilya Ilyin’s Two-Year Sanction

When Ilya Ilyin was caught twice by the International Olympic Committee's (IOC) reanalysis testing from the 2008 and 2012 Olympic Games, many believed that was the end of the Kazakhstani weightlifter's career. However, the International...
Jon North and his family @jlnorth33/Instagram

Jon North’s Two-Month Old Daughter Needs a Heart Transplant

Jon and Jessica North's two-month old daughter was born with cardiomyopathy. After several recent visits with doctors, Liv will need a heart transplant. According to Jessica, her daughter's heart is getting worse at each appointment....

Mike Burgener’s House and Gym Possibly Damaged in LA Fires

Mike Burgener's house and gym are near the wild fires currently blazing near Los Angeles, California. Right now the Burgener family does not have specifics, but their minihouse and deck have been affected by...
Rehband 5mm Knee Sleeve Product Review

Product Review: Rehband RX 5mm Knee Sleeves

Some of the top CrossFit athletes were Rehband knee sleeves - Rich Froning, Josh Bridges and Camille Leblanc-Bazinet to name a few. As one of the most more recognizable knee sleeve brands on the...