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Most likely you have heard about the situation in Ukraine. Russia invaded Ukraine and started the war. Fire engulfed the territory of Ukraine from the north, east and south. Kyiv and other cities were meanly bombed at 4 a.m in the morning, 24th of February, 2022. Today is the 5th day of war and it goes on. Russia is the aggressor. Russia started the war in Europe, as it was made by Nazi Germany in last century.

Chinese Olympic Weightlifting

Olympic weightlifting is about lifting heavy weights with great skill. China has a unique way of training its athletes that is different from others. Their special training has made Chinese lifters some of the best in the world and many people are curious about their methods. Read more about it in this article.

What is Olympic Weightlifting?

Olympic weightlifting is a recognized sport that uses two exercises that call for the lifter to raise a weighted barbell overhead from the platform. Both the snatch and the clean and jerk are explosive exercises because they call for a perfect balance of strength, speed, coordination, and flexibility.

IWF World Weightlifting Championships 2023

Don’t miss the opportunity to stay updated and follow this great event in the Olympic weightlifting world with us from the very beginning till the end! Our media team headed by Ukrainian Champion Oleksiy Torokhtiy is going to visit Riyadh to follow the Qualifying event. 

Karlos Nasar At WWC 2023 In Riyadh

A 19-year-old Bulgarian world record holder Karlos Nasar is returning for the ongoing World Weightlifting Championships 2023 in Riyadh, not to compete, but to be present for weigh-in. Having set two world records at the European World Championships in Yerevan, with 221 kg in C&J and 395 kg total, Nasar has great plans for the upcoming Olympic Games in Paris.

What Is A Deload Week In Weightlifting

What is a deload week in weightlifting? Here is the answer. It is a global load reduction in the whole week, up to 40-50% or even more. The goal is to avoid overtraining, plateaus and to allow the body to recover after regular stressful workouts.

How To Warm Up Before Lifting

Understanding the importance of how to warm up before lifting is crucial for anyone delving into the world of weightlifting. Just as a musician tunes their instrument before a show, an athlete must prepare body before diving into intense lifting. This article sheds light on why and how to warm up for weightlifting ensuring a productive and safe training experience.

How Long Should a Weight Lifting Workout Last

How long should a weight lifting workout last? Generally, a session is optimally between 45 to 90 minutes. The exact duration depends on one's goals, exercise selection, volume and intensity. It's crucial to balance duration with effectiveness, providing recovery between exercises and sessions.

Weightlifting For Seniors

Weightlifting for seniors is becoming a more common practice in their physical therapy. Weight training for seniors is often prescribed as a proven way to battle common problems that come with aging, such as muscle and bone loss and cognitive decline.

What Does Smelling Salt Do for Weightlifting?

What does smelling salt do for weightlifting? In short - it stimulates the senses by releasing ammonia gas. This irritates the mucous membrane and triggers an inhalation reflex. The strong scent can help with fatigue, and it enhances focus, alertness, and energy.

How To Treat Calluses On Hands From Weightlifting

How To Treat Calluses On Hands From Weightlifting? Start by soaking your palms in warm water. Gently file the calluses down using a callus remover or pumice stone. Finish with a layer of moisturizing hand cream. Additionally, use chalk, grips, or gloves to reduce calluses from lifting.


There is no clear answer to what is better volume vs intensity. For muscle growth, higher volume, means more sets and reps, is beneficial. For power and maximal strength typically needed high intensity, means - heavy single lifts. So a balanced approach with periods focusing on each is most effective.

2023 IWF Grand Prix I Torokhtiy

After an incredible contest at the Asian Weightlifting Championships in Jinju, the Republic of Korea on 03/05-13/05, we continue to observe the greatest moments of the next qualifying stages for the Olympic Games in Paris the next year

Bar Path

In this article, we will explore the significance of the bar path, its impact on power transfer and lifting stability and provide insights on analyzing and improving your own movement. Where you are a novice or experienced lifter, mastering the bar path can take your results to new heights.

Deadlifts Work Glutes

Deadlifts are known as one of the big three lifts for a reason. They work our full body, with different muscle groups working together to perform the movement correctly.

But, do deadlifts work glutes? What deadlift variation can you use? Maybe there are some alternative exercises? I’ve answered all these questions and explained the best glute focused deadlifts below to help you choose the best one for you.

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