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Weightlifter snaps leg trying to squat 550 pounds in gruesome scene  New York Post

Yaroslav Radashkevich, 20, suffered a compound fracture of his tibia Sunday during the doomed lift at the Eurasian Weightlifting Championship in Khabarovsk ...

Russian Weightlifter's Lower Leg Bones Go Kerblooey During Ill-Fated 250-Kilogram Squat  Deadspin

The setting for this horrifying video is the Eurasian Weightlifting Championship, held May 19 in Khabarovsk in southeastern Russia. The central figure is ...

Olympic Weightlifting: How I Survived My First Competition  GQ

How Olympic weightlifting helped one writer find joy in fitness again—even while wearing a singlet in front of strangers.

Lifting Weights to Burn Fat? This Is the Kind of Meal a Dietitian Says You Should Be Eating  POPSUGAR

Most of the diet tips you hear for weightlifters have to do with building muscle. Makes sense: strength training is the number one way to build muscle, and.

USA Weightlifting Announces Qualifying Totals For 2020 National Events  BarBend

On Friday, USA Weightlifting announced the qualifying totals for select 2020 National Events. Here's what you need to know: National University & Under 25 ...

High tech workout machine combines weightlifting, virtual trainer  FOX 5 San Diego

SAN DIEGO -- A new machine combines resistance training with a screen displaying a personal trainer in the latest high tech gadget to keep you moving.

Is Kandy still the weightlifting hub?  Sunday Observer

Weightlifting, which is one of the oldest sports known to mankind, was firmly rooted in Kandy with many of its exponents going on to represent Sri Lanka and win ...

Weightlifting: Russian Yaroslav Radashkevich horrifically snaps leg during squat attempt  Newshub

This story contains *content* that may disturb some readers. Russian Yaroslav Radashkevich will be sidelined for a while - perhaps permanently - after suffering a ...

Doping fight not ended at all, admits International Weightlifting Federation President Ajan

The International Weightlifting Federation (IWF) has written to each of its 193 member federations with a stark warning that a repeat of the doping pr...

Local weightlifter Scottie Hubbard qualifies for Pan American and World Championships  The Decatur Daily

Local weightlifter Scottie Hubbard had a wake-up call in the fall of 2012. He wasn't active and didn't exercise. He hated most gyms and did not want to run.

Kate Diaz bags weightlifting silver at Arafura Games  ESPN

Teenager Kate Diaz, the youngest member of the Philippine delegation to the 2019 Arafura Games, managed to win a silver medal in her weight class.

How To Watch the 2019 USA Weightlifting National Championships  BarBend

The 2019 Nike USA Weightlifting National Championships is officially rockin' and rollin' at Graceland in Memphis, Tennessee. The event runs from May 9th to ...

Transgender Weightlifter Stripped of Four World Records Because 'Correct Physiological Classification Is Male'

Transgender weightlifter Mary Gregory (Screenshot) A biological male competing as a female weightlifter has been stripped of four world records, the 100% Raw ...

Stripped of women’s records, transgender powerlifter asks, ‘Where do we draw the line?’  The Washington Post

Mary Gregory received the trophies, posed for photos and four days later was erased from the record books because organizers classified her as a man.

USA Weightlifting Comes to North Dakota for the First Time, Credit Goes to CrossFit  KVRR

FARGO, N.D. — Two years ago, Jeremy Grinsteiner signed up for his first Crossfit meet. Little did he realize, lifting a barbell would do more than just get his ...

Watch This Disabled Army Veteran Break a Weightlifting World Record

Strongman Martin Tye just made history by lifting an eye-watering 505kg in a seated deadlift, beating a previous record of 501kg, which he set at the Arnold ...

Sports League Rejects Transgender Athlete's Claim to Female Weightlifting Records  Breitbart

A weightlifting league has revoked awards to a transgender athlete who claimed to have broken several women's weightlifting records.

Transgender weightlifter smashes women's world records, sparking backlash from Olympians  AOL

A trans weightlifter is receiving backlash after racking up multiple wins during the 100% Raw Weightlifting Federation competition in Virginia.

'Granny Hulk': 69-Year-Old Woman Sets Weightlifting Record  NBC Bay Area

Sharie Mobley, 69, is standing proof that age is only a mindset. She's known as the Granny Hulk, deadlifting 305 pounds and setting records in her class and ...

Eastbourne teenager holds nine weightlifting records  BBC News

Lara trains with her mother who is also a champion sportswoman.

'Actually a male': Transgender weightlifter stripped of world records  Yahoo Sports

A transgender weightlifter has been stripped of her controversial world records after a ruling from the RAW Powerlifting Federation. Mary Gregory sparked ...

Weightlifter CJ Cummings Is Already One Of The World's Best, And He's Still A Teenager

Everyone in CJ Cummings' hometown of Beaufort, South Carolina, seems to know about his heroics as a weightlifter. It has become a major part of the ...

Rev Up Your Fat Burn From Weightlifting With These 5 Dietitian-Approved Tips  POPSUGAR Health and Fitness Australia

Most of the diet tips you hear for weightlifters have to do with building muscle. Makes sense: strength training is the number one way to build muscle, and.

A concussion ended Ashley Bruce’s minor hockey career, but she has found happiness in weightlifting  Ottawa Sun

In an unexpected instant, her minor hockey season was finished and it was only December. But she didn't know that until a couple of weeks later.

Report: Indian Weightlifters Test Positive For Banned Substances  BarBend

More than 10 Indian weightlifters have been asked to leave their national team's training camp after testing positive for performance enhancement drugs, The ...

Police officer racks up weightlifting awards  Rocky Mount Telegram

Monday, May 13, 2019. Whether it's law enforcement or weightlifting, Rocky Mount's Cpl. Laurie Middleswarth is a stand out. Recognized as the strongest ...

'It's Not Fair': Male Weightlifter Blocked from Competing as Transgender Female

A biological male who identifies as a transgender female is fighting for the right to compete in competitive weightlifting but is facing stiff opposition from the ...

Transgender weightlifter stripped of titles after organization says she can’t compete as woman  Global News

A transgender U.S. weightlifter broke women's world records at a recent powerlifting competition but was stripped of her awards when organizers said they ...

USA Weightlifting hoping to expand collegiate presence

USA Weightlifting (USAW) has approached hundreds of athletic directors of institutions affiliated with the National Association of Intercollegiate Ath...

Water, wholesome food and a little weightlifting: a bride's tips for prenuptial self-maintenance  Omaha World-Herald

A fitness professional by day, Mrs. In Training Lauryn shares 5 tips for how to feel and look great leading up to your wedding day.

eBay: ‘Very rare’ Olympic weightlifting coin selling for £1250 - is this a bargain?  Express

EBAY can be a great place to grab a bargain, but among the cheap deals there are pricier items that will leave bidders parting with a lot of cash. Recently, an ...

Clark claims 12 gold medals at state weightlifting event - Winchester Sun  Winchester Sun

The squad, consisting of 16 students at George Rogers Clark High School and three from Robert D. Campbell Junior High, competed in the state meet in ...

Weightlifting set for full inclusion at Paris 2024 after updated agreement signed with ITA

International Weightlifting Federation (IWF) have completed the second part of an agreement with the International Testing Agency (ITA) in a move effectively ...

Trans 'Woman' Sets World Records, Olympian Decries 'Pointless, Unfair Playing Field'  PJ Media

On Sunday, a biological man who identifies as a woman took the Masters world records for women's squat, women's bench press, and women's deadlift.

Nathan Micay On Weightlifting, Health In Dance Music And His New Album 'Blue Spring'  Electronic Beats

Even though there is an aerobic aspect to dance music (it is about dancing after all), the industry that surrounds it hasn't always been in the best shape.

Digital weight lifting could be the future of working out  WITI FOX 6 Milwaukee

The new workout machine that's like having a personal trainer with you every step of the way. It's called Tonal and it's a high tech weight lifting machine that ...

Papua New Guinea enjoy weightlifting success on second day of Arafura Games

Weightlifting events again headlined the sporting action on the second day of the Arafura Games in Darwin in Australia.

Plymouth weightlifter sets sights on world championship in Japan  Wicked Local Ipswich

Kait Mendall's ranked with the top powerlifters in the world.

Samantha Akkineni does heavy weightlifting like a boss, video inside

The oh-so-gorgeous Samantha Akkineni is among one of the most successful, fashionable and fittest actors down South. Samantha, who has been a part of ...

Best Headphones for Weightlifting  Inverse

Headphones are always a tricky item for your fitness workout. And for weightlifting, you need to consider a few extra features: Sweat-proof, Secure-fitting, and ...

The News-Press 2019 Boys Weightlifting Team  The News-Press

Cape Coral's Adrien Canty, LaBelle's Jaime Deras Jr. and Riverdale's Harrison Strohl are finalists for the Boys Weightlifter of the Year.

Olympic Weightlifting - Golf Fitness & Optimal Performance  Golficity

Fitness in golf is, and has been, the hot topic in terms of performance and the future of the game. Understanding how to train, when to train and how that relates ...

Fourteen weightlifters fail dope tests, asked to leave national camp  Sportstar

In a shocking development, several lifters, including a 2010 Commonwealth Games gold medallist, who competed in the National weightlifting championships at ...

Team USA Weightlifters Finish Pan Ams With An Historic 43 Medals  BarBend

It's been a heck of a week down in Guatemala. The 2019 Pan American Weightlifting Championships have come to a close and the United States finished with ...

Trashcan Sinatras playing 'A Happy Pocket' & 'Weightlifting' on tour this fall  Brooklyn Vegan

Scottish band Trashcan Sinatras will tour this fall, playing 1996's A Happy Pocket and 2004's Weightlifting in full, acoustically. The One Night, Two Albums tour ...

Transgender weightlifter Laurel Hubbard fails to make a lift at Arafura Games

Laurel Hubbard has a quick exit from the Arafura Games in Darwin with three failed lifts.

Area weightlifters among nation's best | Local Sports  messenger-inquirer

With the national championships right around the corner, four local athletes have carved out spots for themselves as some of the nation's top weightlifters.

USA Weightlifting Announces 2019 Pan American Games Team Roster  BarBend

USA Weightlifting has named their Pan American Games Team to compete in Lima, Peru. The Pan American Games are set to run from July 26th through August ...

Paris 2024 welcomes certainty over weightlifting's inclusion after conditional status lifted

Paris 2024 has welcomed the certainty of weightlifting's place on the programme for the Olympic Games, after its conditional status was lifted.

Fiji has potential to do well in World Junior Weightlifting Championship  FBC News

Fiji Weightlifting Coach Henry Elder says Fiji has the potential to do extremely well in the World Junior Weightlifting Championship which starts next month.

Olympic weightlifter Zoe Smith on depression, confidence and still being intimidated by the gym  The Telegraph

She can lift more than double her own body weight above her head but Zoe Smith has a confession to make:

Paralyzed Houston teen gains her strength through weight lifting  KTRK-TV

Elena says that weight lifting is helping her gain her independence and a new outlook on life.

Brian Oliver: Weightlifter Ilyin's career at all-time low – and Tokyo 2020 looks a long way away

China's unstoppable weightlifters racked up another nine world records, the United States had by far its best continental results, Japan and Korea con...

Powerlifter's shin snaps in two after attempting 250kg squat - Daily Star  Daily Star

A WEIGHTLIFTER'S attempted squat went horrifically wrong when his leg broke in several places.

Arnold weightlifters get their championship rings Tuesday  WJHG-TV

The members of the Arnold girls weightlifting team are now sporting their title rings!

Shaw donates $25,000 in weightlifting equipment to Bronson High School  Coldwater Daily Reporter

Nick Shaw, a 2005 Bronson High School graduate, was back in town roaming the halls of his high school, talking to former teachers and friends on Thursday.

Laurel Hubbard's return to weightlifting doesn't go to plan, fails all three attempts at Arafura Games  TVNZ

Laurel Hubbard's return to the international competitive stage hasn't gone to plan with the Kiwi weightlifter failing all three of her attempts at the Arafura Games ...

Weightlifting to be 'global event' at Games  Fiji Times

APIA, 21 MAY 2019 (SAMOA GOVT) – Weightlifters from around the world will be in Samoa to compete during the XVI Pacific Games, as the event also doubles ...

Asian Weightlifting Championships: Pardeep Singh wins bronze in clean and jerk

India's Pardeep Singh won a bronze medal in clean and jerk in the 102kg category at the Asian Weightlifting Championships in Ningbo on Friday. Pradeep lifted ...

WashPost Spins Sympathetic Story for Trans Weightlifter  NewsBusters

Officials of the 100% Raw Powerlifting Federation said they were duped when a biological male registered for the recent women's competition in Charlottesville.

Staley High's Emma Nye an Olympic weightlifter  KMBC Kansas City

She's a cheerleader at school and an Olympic weightlifter at home. Emma Nye is undefeated in every age group she competes in and yet she could be the best ...

It's a Dogs-eat-dog world, again: St. Cloud 3-peats as OBC All-Sports Champs  Osceola News-Gazette

Bulldogs use huge spring season to keep the huge trophy.

This easy workout might be the key to maintaining muscles as you age  Considerable

You need to lift weights to maintain your muscles as you age. A system called blood flow restriction training (BFR) makes that easier.

Man breaks four women's weightlifting world records  The Christian Institute

A man claiming to be female has been criticised for breaking four women's weightlifting world records. Known as Mary Gregory, the US transgender powerlifter ...

"Granny Hulk" sets weightlifting record

69-year-old weightlifter Sharie Mobley is standing proof that age is only a mindset.

Georgian weightlifter sues coach in rare harassment case  Thomson Reuters Foundation

The dispute is only the second of its kind to reach court in the former Soviet republic, where sex is a largely taboo subject.

"Granny Hulk" sets weightlifting record  WREX-TV

NORTH LITTLE ROCK, ARKANSAS (KARK) — Off the beaten path, inside a warehouse building in North Little Rock, Arkansas a world-record deadlifter rocks ...

Nelson Mandela Bay teen in training to lift more medals  HeraldLIVE

He currently holds seven national records in weightlifting, but Jayden Pretorius is not *content* with that and is aiming to add a few more to his name in June.


Check out who made the team for the 2019 season.

Can you really exercise away anxiety and depression?  Ladders

A look at whether exercise really can make a difference with anxiety and depression, or similar mental illness diagnoses that affect one in five Americans.

Durban man scoops gold at world weightlifting contest  East Coast Radio

A Woodlands weightlifter has earned gold from the Arnold Classic weightlifting competition. Martin Venter competed in the 102-kilogram division for youth this ...

NZ Olympic weightlifting team breaks 4 records  Māori Television

The New Zealand weightlifting team rewrote the record books at the Arafura Games, an Olympic qualifying event held in Australia over the weekend. 17-year...

Peterborough weightlifter Codi Armstrong continues to smash records

Codi Armstrong breaks four more records at 2019 Canadian Masters Weightlifting Championships.

New Kewanee High School football coach to conduct weightlifting clinic  Kewanee Star Courier

Football coach Brad Swanson will conduct a weightlifting clinic for any of Kewanee High School's incoming freshman, sophomore, junior or senior football ...

If Your Body Feels Like Jell-O After Working Out, These Are the 6 Exercises You Need to Do ASAP  POPSUGAR

There are two things we really want you to do every time you work out: warm up and cool down. You may be tempted to head straight to the weights as soon as ...

SEA Games events back to 529  Philippine Star

Five sports reflected changes in their list of events as the Southeast Asian Games Federation continued to tweak the agenda of competitions in the 30th edition ...

Weightlifter competing for international bench press title | News  WSMV Nashville

Middle Tennessee is home to some amazing people doing extraordinary things. Meet Wade Johnson, who at an age when most would start to slow down a little, ...

Top Indian weightlifters provisionally banned for doping offences

More than 10 top weightlifters, including a 2010 Commonwealth Games gold medallist, have been recalled from the Indian national training camp in Patia...

Ghana wins three medals at Africa Seniors Weightlifting Championship  GhanaWeb

The National Weightlifting Team, Black Cranes picked three medals at the just ended 2019 Africa Seniors Weightlifting Championship in Cairo, Egypt. Athletes ...

How to Use Back-Off Sets in Weightlifting Splits to Get Stronger  Men's Health

You can build more strength during low rep, heavy weight strength training by using back-off sets, which consist of a high rep, low weight burnout set ...

Weightlifting Fiji Reaps Benefits of Community Outreach Through Fiji National Sports Commission  Fiji Sun Online

Weightlifting Fiji has been part of the commission's community programmes around the country. ...

Interview: Weightlifter Kate Nye Shares Her Secrets For Hitting PRs  BarBend

Last month, USA weightlifter Kate Nye went six-for-six in the -71kg weight class to win the 2019 Pan American Championships and bring home three gold ...

Mike Tyson, Floyd Landis among athletes asking WADA to remove marijuana from banned list  USA TODAY

Mike Tyson, Jake Plummer, Ricky Williams and Floyd Landis are among more than 150 current and former athletes who support a petition to remove marijuana ...

Weightlifting shapes Aviano soldier's career and Olympic aspirations  Stars and Stripes

AVIANO AIR BASE, Italy — In high school, Crystal Pittman set local weightlifting records, but it wasn't until years later in the Army that she began competing in ...

Weightlifting phenom Mahailya Reeves, 15, is raising the bar  ESPN

The high school freshman from Union County, Florida, has otherworldly power that has gone viral, and it's growing almost as fast as her desire to do good.

Charles Barkley Recalls Taking Off His Clothes to Fight 3 Weightlifters in the Snow in 1991  Complex

Charles Barkley was famously arrested in 1991 for getting in a fight after a game with the Milwaukee Bucks.

6 Basic Barbell Exercises for Beginner Weightlifters  Self

Start lifting barbells with these beginner-friendly lifts, including the back squat, bent-over row, bench press, and a modified deadlift.

Weightlifting is good for your heart and it doesn't take much  Science Daily

Lifting weights for less than an hour a week may reduce your risk for a heart attack or stroke by 40 to 70 percent, according to a new study. Spending more than ...

WF response to Levuka weightlifters' claims  Fiji Times

RESPONSE from WF on October 2018; Weightlifting Fiji did not initiate or ask Eileen or the athletes to withdraw. It is obvious that they now realise the enormity ...

Four-Star Friday: Five-star candidate emerges in Florida  247Sports

There's a new five-star contender out of the state of Florida as part of an active Four-Star Friday.

A Complete Guide On How To Make The 2020 Olympic Weightlifting Team

The Olympic Games Tokyo 2020 run July 24-Aug. 9, 2020, and while they may be nearly 20 months away there's a lot to learn on your quest to becoming the ...

Thailand pulls out of Olympic weightlifting over doping  Summit Daily News

BUDAPEST, Hungary — Thailand has volunteered to ban itself from Tokyo Olympic Games weightlifting next year because of doping, another blow to a sport ...

Weightlifting: Thailand faces Olympic ban after six positives at worlds  Reuters

LONDON (Reuters) - Thailand's weightlifters face a ban from the Tokyo 2020 Games after six positive tests, two of them from reigning Olympic champions, at last ...

Weightlifting: Thailand to host World Championships despite voluntary ban  Reuters

Thailand has voluntarily banned itself from all weightlifting, including the 2020 Tokyo Olympic Games, because of its recent doping record but will still host the ...

French Weightlifter Snaps Arm in Two Places During Competition  The Epoch Times

Warning: Graphic *content*. A female weightlifter's arm snapped in several places during a competition. The French athlete, Gaelle Ketchanke, was attempting to ...

When Is It Safe for Children to Start Strength Training?  The Wall Street Journal

A professor of orthopedic surgery and pediatrics explains the risks and benefits for children and adolescents—and when it's OK to add weights.

Weightlifting could improve cognition, according to new study  The Mix

Resistance exercise, such as weightlifting, benefits cognitive abilities like attention, reasoning and memory, according to a new study from the University of ...

Georgian woman weightlifter sues coach of national team for sexual harassment  Democracy & Freedom Watch

TBILISI, DFWatch–Georgian weightlifter Tatia Lortkipanidze is suing the coach of the national team for sexual harassment. Lortkipanidze, who won a bronze ...

Just a Little Weightlifting Can Help Your Heart Small amounts of  WebMD

Small amounts of “resistance exercise – including weightlifting and pushups -- has definite health benefits and seems to have a direct effect on the heart, new ...

Does Wearing Weight-Lifting Gear Really Make a Difference?  Greatist

We asked a handful of experts to break down the benefits of the most common weight-lifting accessories, when to use (or not use) them. Gear up and get lifting.