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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

Mobility Work for Youth Weightlifters

August 2nd, 2018|Athlete Resources, Coaches Resources, Training|

Olympic weightlifting requires more than strength.  It requires mobility, or flexibility through a range of motion.  An athlete with limited mobility can still lift weights, but the athlete cannot reach his full potential as a [...]

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 [...]

2019 USAW YOUTH NATIONALS

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