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Olympic qualification system changes for weightlifting

WL News | The IWF Changes The Olympic Qualification System

The weightlifting news from this week (March 12th – 18th) includes: Cancellation of further continental championships and national competitions Modification to the Olympic qualification system Big lifts from the world’s best You can listen to the full episode of the news show using the player below, and subscribe to the WH podcast on iTunes here, and […]

Eric Helms talks about hypertrophy for weightlifting and periodisation

Eric Helms | Periodisation & Hypertrophy

Eric Helms came onto the Weightlifting House podcast in December 2019 to talk about hypertrophy training and periodisation as it pertains to strength training. Due to other scheduled episodes, we were unable to release this podcast until now, though the information in it is timeless. Eric Helms is a coach, athlete, author, and educator, and […]

Lu Xiaojun PR Total sends him to the 2020 Tokyo Olympics

WL News | Lu Xiaojun’s Ticket To Tokyo, & A Change To The Third Period

The weightlifting news from this week (March 5th – 11th) includes: The cancellation of three out of five continental championships A timeline of all IWF Corruption allegations Lu Xiaojun’s ticket to the Olympics Big lifts from around the world, including Koha’s return to peak form You can listen to the full episode of the news […]

How will the Weightlifting Olympic qualification system change with the Corona viurs?

WL News | How the IWF and IOC will Respond to Corona + Big Training Lifts

The weightlifting news from this week (Feb 27th – March 4th) includes: How the IWF might respond to a potentially barren April Junior World Championships were canceled The Arnold Sports Festival cancels spectators, and then reverses its decision Sohrab Moradi keeps his Olympic hopes alive… just! You can listen to the full episode of the […]

Transgender Athletes in weightlifting, a full guide

Transgender Weightlifters: A Complete Guide | Dr. Jordan Feigenbaum

The inclusion of transgender athletes in sport is a difficult topic to understand and prescribe rules for, not least in a sport like weightlifting where the difference in ability between men and women is the greatest of all Olympic sports at around 40%, compared with the 10-12% average across all other sports. You can listen […]

Jhonaton Rivas Snatching at the 2018 World Championships

WL News | Coronavirus, Colombia’s Demise, and Moradi’s Final Push

The weightlifting news from this week (Feb 19th-26th) includes: The cancellation of silver tier Olympic qualifier East Asian Championships due to concerns of the spreading of the coronavirus Colombia’s three positives suggest the country’s removal from the 2020 Olympic Games The ousting of the president of the Pan American Weightlifting Federation, Willian Ozuna, due to […]

WL News | Power to the Athletes, Kate Nye’s 150kg Clean, and China’s Depth

The weightlifting news from this week (Feb 13th-20th) includes: The plan for more athlete power within the IWF China’s superstars and their backlog of unnamed record-holders (videos below) Kate Nye (USA -76) cleans 150kg off the blocks, 11kg over the American record You can listen to the news show using the player below, and subscribe […]

Jon North explaining his technique on how to snatch on the weightlifting house podcast

Jon North Interview | Understanding the Technical Model of the Pull

Jon North rose to fame in the weightlifting world a decade ago, in part due to his charismatic and extreme training videos, but also due to his relatively contentious technical videos. With terms like ‘superman pull’, ‘horses out of a gate’, and the ‘arched angel’, Jon has impacted the way many teach the lifts and […]

Will Sohrab Moradi and Kianoush Rostami qualify for the 2020 Olympics in Tokyo

WL News | A Full Update on Rostami & Moradi

The weightlifting news from this week (Feb 5th-12th) includes: The battle for Olympic spots in the -96kg class Results from the International Solidarity Championships in Uzbekistan Big lifts from select members of Team USA A young group of weightlifting sensations from Kazakhstan You can listen to the news show using the player below, and subscribe […]