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High tech workout machine combines weightlifting, virtual trainer  FOX 5 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.

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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.

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 ...

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.

Sport: Fiji-born weightlifter Eileen Cikamatana breaks records in Australia  RNZ

Fiji-born weightlifter Eileen Cikamatana has made a record-breaking start to her new life in Australia.

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 ...

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 ...

All-County girls weightlifting: Kaylin White lifts big despite small frame  Osceola News-Gazette

All-County team: St. Cloud: Maria Sandoval, Liana Torres-Rosario, Kiana McCalmon, Zayanna Henry. Celebration: Maya Cusumano. Osceola: Jaeda Ray ...

'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 ...

Eastbourne teenager holds nine weightlifting records  BBC News

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

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.

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 ...

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 ...

Lidia Valentin and Lasha Talakhadze Named 2018 Lifters of the Year  BarBend

Weightlifters Lidia Valentin and Lasha Talakhadze were celebrated at the 2018 Lifters of the Year Award Gala in Georgia on Monday evening. The gala ...

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.

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

69-year-old 'Granny Hulk' sets weightlifting record  KPRC Click2Houston

Off the beaten path, inside a warehouse building in North Little Rock, Arkansas a world-record deadlifter rocks pink Converse shoes.

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 ...

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.

Russian weightlifter snaps leg in three places  Fox Sports

THIS is the horror moment a weightlifter's leg SNAPPED in three places during a competition in Russia.

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.

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 ...

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.

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.

Arnold weightlifters get their championship rings Tuesday  WJHG-TV

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

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 ...

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.

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 ...

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.

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.

Talakhadze and Valentín receive IWF Lifter of the Year prizes at awards gala

Lasha Talakhadze and Lidia Valentín received their respective men's and women's Lifter of the Year prizes for 2018 as the International Weightlifting...

Alyssa Ritchey and Morghan King Medal At Pan American Weightlifting Championships  BarBend

Team USA didn't waste any time making a statement at the 2019 Pan American Weightlifting Championships on Day 1 in Guatemala City, Guatemala. Alyssa ...

Wewahitchka takes fourth at state weightlifting  Port St. Joe Star

Talk about the little engine that could.The Wewahitchka Jr./Sr. High School weightlifting team finished fourth among 72 teams at the Class 1A state weightlifting ...

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 ...

Park Vista weightlifters had top performers throughout season  Sun Sentinel

The Park Vista Community High School weightlifting team enjoyed success and had top performers throughout the 2019 season.

CSUB softball senior also a record-setting weightlifter  The Bakersfield Californian

Before Cal State Bakersfield softball senior utility player Chris Hipa even joined the team, head coach Crissy Buck-Ziegler knew the then-high school player ...

Cyrille Tchatchet II: From homeless and 'suicidal' to Olympic hopeful  BBC Sport

Cyrille Tchatchet II on overcoming homelessness and depression - and setting his sights on competing at Tokyo 2020 for the Refugee Team.

John Bridges: How I lost 115 pounds and kept it off  KPLC

LAKE CHARLES, La. (KPLC) - Many viewers may have noticed the weight I've lost over the last 5 years, 115 pounds, and wondered how I kept it off without ...

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 ...

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 ...

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

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 ...

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 ...

VIDEO: Watch 4-star Texas RB Seth McGowan break down after cleaning 350 pounds  USA TODAY High School Sports

Mesquite Poteet four-star running back Seth McGowan is a junior Saquon Barkley in the weight room. His latest feet is a 350-pound clean.

Kuo Hsing-chun wins 3 golds at Asian Weightlifting Championships | Entertainment & Sports | FOCUS TAIWAN - CNA ENGLISH NEWS  Focus Taiwan News Channel

Taipei, April 23 (CNA) Taiwanese weightlifter Kuo Hsing-chun (郭婞淳) broke three world records, winning three gold medals Tuesday at the 2019 Asian ...

Georgian weightlifter sues coach in rare harassment case  Reuters

TBILISI (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - A Georgian weightlifter sued her coach and the country's weightlifting federation over sexual harassment on ...

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.


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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 ...

Transgender weightlifter stripped of women's titles after drug test confirms male gender  TheBlaze

Powerlifter Mary Gregory — a biological male who completes as a female — made headlines last month after breaking multiple women's powerlifting records, ...

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...

52 million pounds and a dream: St. Helena weightlifter attempting Guinness World Record  Durham Herald Sun

Richard Armstrong of St. Helena Island, SC, is attempting to lift 52 million pounds over the course of one year and set a Guinness World Record. He says the ...

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.

Brekky Wrap: Weightlifter's Leg Snaps As He Tries To Squat 250kg  10 daily

Thick smoke is blanketing Sydney today due to hazard reduction burns in the Blue Mountains. A health warning has been issued while the NSW Office of ...

5 Dumbbell Chest Workouts to Improve CrossFit Performances  BOXROX

Five dumbbell chest workouts to strenghten all areas of your chest, improve your posture and increase your overall CrossFit performance.

"Granny Hulk" sets weightlifting record

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

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 ...

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.

Pardeep, Mirabai clinch bronze in Asian Weightlifting Championships  Sportstar

India's Pardeep Singh and former World champion Mirabai Chanu both picked up bronze in clean and jerk.

Peterborough weightlifter Codi Armstrong continues to smash records

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

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 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.

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 ...

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. ...

'Weightlifting Fairy' star Lee Sung Kyoung to meet fans in Manila  ABS-CBN News

The fan meet will be held at SM Sky Dome on July 27, 6 p.m..

Vols Offer Defensive Tackle with State Record in Weight Lifting  Rocky Top Insider

Tennessee has sent out an offer to Florida defensive tackle Agelu Nunu, and he's extremely impressive in the weight room and on the field.

Central Visayas heating up in Prisaa National Games

DAVAO CITY, Philippines – Defending champion Central Visayas strongly sent out its intention of completing a four-peat after adding 22 gold medals in the ...

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 ...

Hidilyn wins three silvers in Asian Weightlifting Championship  ESPN

Hidilyn Diaz lifted 94kg in the snatch and 115kg in the clean and jerk for a total of 209kg in the second Olympic qualifying event.

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 ...

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.

Charles Barkley shares wild story about getting arrested in Milwaukee for fighting a weightlifter  For The Win

Charles Barkley and TNT's Inside the NBA crew were in Milwaukee on Wednesday for Game 1 of the Eastern Conference Finals between the Raptors and Bucks ...

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 ...

Eileen Cikamatana Smashes Australian Records  Fiji Sun Online

Coffa said it must be noted that world records can only be broken at IWF international events and therefore what Cikamatana had achieved cannot be claimed....

How these 2 moms each lost more than 100 pounds  GMA

Victoria Brady and Laura Rosenthal are featured People magazine's annual 100 pound weight loss feature.

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 ...

Ravens: Westminster's Miles Taylor, weightlifter with cerebral palsy, to announce team's third-round pick  Carroll County Times

Miles Taylor's celebrity status keeps growing. The 2013 Westminster High School graduate, who was born with cerebral palsy and gained recent fame from a ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 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 ...

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 ...

The myth of testosterone  Gulf News

The hormone has wide-ranging effects on metabolism, skin and the brain in both sexes.

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.

Samoa Prime Minister Tuilaepa Sailele Malielegaoi to compete in archery at Pacific Games

Samoa PM draws a key bow for the Pacific Games archery team.

Notre Dame's Kitchell is bigger, badder and ready for a better state medal

The Crusaders junior will compete in the discus and shot put at the PIAA championships.

Weightlifting to get all-clear from IOC for Paris 2024  Reuters

Weightlifting will be given the green light for inclusion in the Paris 2024 Olympics by the The International Olympic Committee (IOC) once an anti-doping ...

BREAKING NEWS – Aussie Athlete Sets WR for Heaviest Clean & Jerk Ever in CrossFit Competition!  BOXROX

Day 1 of The Down Under CrossFit Championship has come to a close, but Australian weightlifter Jake Douglas now holds the unofficial world record for the ...

Report: Another SafeSport Ban Got Overturned, This Time In Weightlifting  Deadspin

In February of last year, the U.S. Center for SafeSport found that American weightlifter Colin Burns had committed “non-consensual sexual acts” with another ...

The 9 Best Weightlifting Belts You Can Buy  Men's health UK

Weightlifting belts. They look legit, and most of the bodybuilder types in the gym wear them. But can they actually boost your big lifts and help keep you ...