Feature Athlete: Coby Rhodes

November 13th, 2018|Categories: Athlete Resources, Featured Athlete, Interviews|

At age 15, Coby Rhodes of Deland, Florida, is a three-time national weightlifting champion and recently qualified to represent the United States at the International Weightlifting Federation’s Youth World Championship in March 2019.  Coby (61 [...]

Building an Olympian: An Interview with Tim Swords

October 20th, 2018|Categories: Coaches Resources, Competition, Interviews|

Tim Swords, coach of Sarah Robles, 2017 World Champion and bronze-medalist at the 2016 Olympic Games in Rio, shares what it takes to build an Olympian: Pursue your Passion.  When Coach Swords was a young [...]

15 Performance Enhancing Foods

August 14th, 2018|Categories: Athlete Resources, Parent Resources|

Steroids.  Testosterone.  Human Growth Hormone.  These performance enhancing substances are prohibited by the World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) when present in the body in high concentrations.  Did you know that you can reap the benefit of [...]

Mobility Work for Youth Weightlifters

August 2nd, 2018|Categories: 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 [...]