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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!

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

The Mind of an Olympian: An Interview with Hidilyn Diaz

December 30th, 2017|Athlete Resources, Coaches Resources, Interviews|

If I had to pick one word to describe three-time Olympian, Hidilyn Diaz, I would choose "gracious."  Hidilyn is visiting Guam for the week, and she agreed to let me interview her before her weightlifting [...]

Picking Up Metal: Youth Weightlifting in the Philippines

December 19th, 2017|Athlete Resources, Coaches Resources, Parent Resources|

This is Lovely, an accomplished 13-year old Filipino weightlifter.  She has won numerous championship titles, including the Philippine youth national championship.  Lovely trains with Team Angono six days a week, 2 hours a day.  She [...]

New Predictions for the 2018 Youth Olympic Games

December 9th, 2017|Athlete Resources, Coaches Resources, Competition|

In early October, we made predictions for who would represent the United States at the Youth Olympic Games in Who will Go to the 2018 Youth Olympic Games? At the time of these predictions, however, only [...]

How Much Protein Do Youth Weightlifters Need?

November 26th, 2017|Athlete Resources, Coaches Resources, Parent Resources|

All weightlifters want to build more muscle, and building muscle requires protein. But just how much protein is appropriate for a youth weightlifter? According to Dr. Mark Lavallee, Chairman of the USA Weightlifting Sports Medicine [...]

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