Approaching the Bar: So You're Ready To Compete in Weightlifting? You Should Read This First.

You've decided you want to compete for the first time, or maybe you've competed a few times and are looking to improve your results. You’ve been training and you're ready for the challenge, but most of all, you're ready to 'go big'--to lift the heaviest weights you ever have, and to do so on the competition platform. There probably isn't a better feeling than setting three new PRs in competition. And after all, why compete if you aren't going to do just that? Go big or go home, right? "Making big lifts in competition is a skill that must be learned and developed..." Before we go further, we need to make one thing clear: lifting in competition and lifting in the gym are NOT the same thing

Bradley solid at IWF Jr. Worlds; Mine excels in Youth Nationals debut

Jessie Bradley put in a solid performance at the IWF Junior World Championships today in Tblisi, Georgia. Lifting in her third Jr. Worlds, Jessie went two for three in the snatch, successfully completing 93 kg and 96 kg on her first two attempts. She made her opening clean and jerk at 110 kg, missed 114 kg on her second, and completed 114 kg on her final attempt. She finished with a 210 kg total and an 8th place finish in the 75 kg weight class. Jessie has been nursing a back injury since her gold medal winning performance at Jr Pan Ams in April which significantly hindered her training in prep for the USA Olympic Team Trials and Jr Worlds. Nevertheless, Jessie put in a gutty effort and her

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