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Hampton Morris - 2016 USAW Youth Nationals Weightlifting

Hampton Morris * Marietta, GA * Age 13


Now this was a day Hampton will not soon forget! Sweeping gold and all American records in the 13U 44kg weight class at the 2017 USA Weightlifting National Youth Championships. What’s his secret? Well, here’s one piece of advice Hampton shared with us: “Ignore the things outside of your control, and focus on the things that are in your control … stay calm, patient and … always try to have fun.” Check out the rest of his interview here.

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

Creating Champions: The Garage Strength Way

September 29th, 2017|Athlete Resources, Coaches Resources, Training|

Dane Miller, owner of Garage Strength in Pennsylvania, coaches some of the most successful young weightlifters in the United States today.  Miller’s athletes have claimed national and international weightlifting medals and include members of USA [...]

5 Benefits of Training Backwards

September 17th, 2017|Athlete Resources, Coaches Resources, Training|

The athletes of Lift for Life weightlifting club in St. Louis, Missouri, enter the gym and head straight to the squat rack to begin their training. Wait, what?!  Squats first? Traditional weightlifting training progresses from [...]

Elle Hatamiya – September 2017 Featured Athlete

September 1st, 2017|Featured Athlete, Interviews|

Please let us introduce you to our featured athlete for the month of September: Elle Hatamiya.  Besides being an Instagram sensation, Elle is an amazing athlete (in weightlifting as well as dojo and gymnastics).  Elle [...]

What Does it Take to Make Weight?

August 30th, 2017|Athlete Resources, Coaches Resources, Competition, Parent Resources|

Almost all weightlifters have done it—some to a small extent, some to a large extent.  No one, however, wants to talk about it.  And those who do talk about it generally downplay or lie about [...]

Mom, I Need New Shoes! Shoe Buying Tips for Youth Weightlifters

August 18th, 2017|Athlete Resources, Parent Resources|

Child: “Mom, I need new shoes.” Mom: “I just bought you new shoes." Child: “Well, they don’t fit any more.” Mom: “I can’t buy you shoes this minute. You’ll just have to make those shoes [...]

Creating Confidence: An Interview with Jenny Schumacher

August 9th, 2017|Athlete Resources, Coaches Resources, Interviews|

A large black Labradoodle ambles toward the entrance of Proven Strength and Conditioning, the weightlifting gym co-owned by Jenny Schumacher in American Fork, Utah.  Schumacher calls to her dog, Fonzie, and the dog retreats; the dog’s [...]

2018 USAW YOUTH NATIONALS

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