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FEATURED ATHLETE

Carlos Millen

Carlos Millen, Jr. * Hardeeville, SC * Age 17


youthweightlifting.com is very excited to share with you our interview with Carlos Millen, Jr. He is an exceptional athlete and wonderful asset to this sport. Thanks again, Carlos, for sharing your experiences with our community!

LATEST ARTICLES

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

13 Protein Snacks for Youth Athletes

January 31st, 2018|Athlete Resources, Parent Resources|

Youth athletes, especially youth weightlifters, have higher protein requirements than their non-athletic peers.  In How Much Protein Do Youth Weightlifters Need? Dr. Mark Lavallee, Chairman of the USA Weightlifting Sports Medicine Society, recommends consuming 1 to [...]

Carlos Millen – January 2018 Featured Athlete

January 19th, 2018|Featured Athlete, Interviews|

Carlos Millen Jr., our latest featured athlete.  Carlos is a 17 year old weightlifter from Hardeeville, South Carolina and is currently competing in the 62kg weight class.  Carlos trains at Performance Initiative in Savannah, Georgia [...]

Growing Trees: Developing versus Discovering New Talent

January 17th, 2018|Athlete Resources, Coaches Resources, Parent Resources|

"Everybody wants to own a forest, but nobody wants to grow the trees," weightlifting Coach Boris Urman has observed.  Every weightlifting coach wants a team of strong, mature lifters, but fewer coaches are willing to [...]

2018 USAW YOUTH NATIONALS

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