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Destiny Snider * St. Louis, MO * Age 14


youthweightlifting.com is very excited to share our interview with Destiny Snider of Lift for Life Gym. When asked, “What has weightlifting taught you?” Destiny responded, “Weightlifting has taught me that things do not always go right in life, but you have to get up and start over.” Destiny’s resilience and determination are attributes all weightlifters should seek.

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

Combatting Perfectionism in Weightlifting

July 11th, 2018|Athlete Resources, Coaches Resources, Training|

I recently observed an athlete perform 20 power jerks, 10 split jerks, 25 clean and jerks, 6 minutes of plank holds, and then finish by completing 120 dumbbell thrusters at 60% of bodyweight.  All of [...]

What if I Don’t Make Weight?

June 4th, 2018|Athlete Resources, Coaches Resources, Parent Resources|

The countdown is on for USA Weightlifting's (USAW) National Youth Championships, aka Youth Nationals, and tensions are rising.  Among the stressors is . . . body weight.  Weightlifting is a weight class sport, which means [...]

2018 USAW YOUTH NATIONALS

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