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FEATURE ATHLETE

Coby Rhodes ~ Deland, FL ~ Age 15


youthweightlifting.com is proud to present Coby Rhodes of Deland, Florida. When asked, “What is the best advice you’ve ever received?” Coby responded, “When it doesn’t feel as if you are progressing physically, you are growing mentally.”  This is great advice for weightlifters of all ages.

LATEST ARTICLES

Expert advice and in-depth features for healthy and safe weightlifting

Maximizing Your Insulin Response

March 11th, 2019|Athlete Resources, Coaches Resources, Parent Resources|

“Carbohydrate” has become a dirty word in recent years due to the popularity of high-protein diets like the Paleo Diet and the Keto Diet.  These diets strive to maximize the body’s fat burning abilities by [...]

Will Weightlifting be Dropped from the Olympic Games?

January 25th, 2019|Athlete Resources, Coaches Resources|

A January 22, 2019 press release from the International Weightlifting Federation (IWF) revealed six doping violations from the 2018 IWF World Championships, all involving Thai athletes. These doping violations come at a pivotal time for [...]

Lessons Learned from the Youth Olympic Games

December 6th, 2018|Athlete Resources, Coaches Resources, Competition|

In October 2018, Peyton Brown and Jerome Smith traveled to Buenos Aires, Argentina to represent the United States at the Youth Olympic Games. Both athletes delivered outstanding performances, with both placing higher than any U.S. [...]

Feature Athlete: Coby Rhodes

November 13th, 2018|Athlete Resources, Featured Athlete, Interviews|

At age 15, Coby Rhodes of Deland, Florida, is a three-time national weightlifting champion and recently qualified to represent the United States at the International Weightlifting Federation’s Youth World Championship in March 2019.  Coby (61 [...]

2019 USAW YOUTH NATIONALS

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