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  • FREE Juggernaut Weightlifting Manual

    By Juggernaut | In Olympic Weightlifting | on July 9, 2014

    Thanks to the explosion of CrossFit, the sport of weightlifting is experiencing a surge of popularity never-before-seen in America. That’s awesome. Unfortunately, along with its surge in popularity has come a surge of people trying to opine and cash in, bringing a tidal wave of information that is 1) impossible to sift through and 2) […]

  • The last few weeks there has been a lot on my mind, mainly about this year’s National Championships.  Training has been going pretty well for the most part.  I have gotten my snatch up to 145kg and my Jerk is at 175kg.  The clean doesn’t really matter too much.  I have cleaned 216kg so that […]

  • Colin Burns and Samanta Lower are two of the top weightlifters in the US today. Colin is a 94kg lifter based out of Louisville, KY and was a bronze medalist in the snatch at the 2013 Pan-Am Games and gold medal winner in the snatch at the 2013 USAW Nationals. Samantha Lower, a 58kg lifter […]

  • A Guide to Your 1st Weightlifting Meet, Part 1

    By Jacob Tsypkin | In Olympic Weightlifting | on August 7, 2013

    Look, at some point you’re going to have to do it. Nothing you do is really going to count until you do it for white lights on a competition platform. And deep down, you know that. I’m here to help you feel more prepared going into your first weightlifting meet. Yes, you’re ready for a […]

  • The Truth About Experts

    By travis mash | In Olympic Weightlifting | on July 29, 2013

    Crossfit in America is one of the most controversial topics in the strength and conditioning world.  I have to admit that five years ago I was one of their biggest critics.  I watched the same videos that everyone else has seen showing terrible technique and shear absurdities.  Over the last five years I have met […]

  • 5 Mistakes You Learned on the Internet

    By Colin Burns | In Olympic Weightlifting | on July 18, 2013

    I have done my best in the past to keep my bits on the technical side, but this time I need to rant on a few things.  Some of this is just what I think, other things have a bit of support behind them that you can find with a little private time with your […]

  • Juggernaut would like to congratulate Colin Burns on his selection to the US Team for the Pan/Am Games! Way to go Colin!! The snatch is quite possibly the most technical lift in all of weight training.  The combination of strength, power, timing, and mobility is quite unique to this movement.  For most, the greatest are […]

  • Teaching the Pull

    By Colin Burns | In Olympic Weightlifting | on February 5, 2013

    The debate about how coaches should teach the pull in Olympic Weightlifting has been ongoing for quite some time.  After discussing the topic with a few well established coaches, I have realized a few simple facts.  First, there are two sides to every debate.  Good versus Evil, Dogs versus Cats, Packers versus Bears, Michigan versus […]

  • Get to Know Ariel Stephens

    By Juggernaut | In Olympic Weightlifting | on January 5, 2013

    Name: Ariel Stephens Age: 22 Height/Weight: 5 ft.3 in. / 69 kg Hometown: Woodland, California Current City: Woodland, California Years Training: 10 months (Since March 2012) Years Competing: 10 months PRs: 76kg Snatch, 98kg Clean & Jerk Where You Train: Recently, I have been training in different gyms all over. I primarily train in Woodland, by myself at […]

  • Fixing the Snatch for the Crossfit Athlete

    By Nathan Wilson | In Crossfit Training | on January 4, 2013

    To master the Olympic lifts it takes many years of repetitive daily training and drilling of the movements. And even then I’m sure some top lever weightlifters would claim that no one ever really masters the lifts. So when you throw these highly technical movements into a crossfit class you are undoubtedly going to see […]

  • A Change of Direction

    By Jacob Tsypkin | In Olympic Weightlifting | on January 3, 2013

    Weightlifting is a complex sport.  So much so that there are a lot of things about it which I’ve simply stopped trying to figure out.  Why did I PR my snatch after 3 days of lifting like complete shit?  Muscle confusion or something?  I don’t know. It’s even more complex when you are trying to […]

  • Get to Know Colin Burns

    By Juggernaut | In Training | on November 9, 2012

    Welcome the newest member of Team Juggernaut, Olympic Lifter, Colin Burns! Name: Colin Burns Age: 29 Height/Weight: 5’9”, recently made the move from 94kg to 85kg Hometown: Monroe, WI Current City: Grand Rapids, MI Years Training: 17 years Years Competing: around 3 years PRs in relevant lifts/events: 155kg snatch, 175kg clean and jerk Where you Train: Currently I train at Crossfit 616 here in […]

  • Interview with 2x Olympian Shane Hamman

    By Juggernaut | In Training | on November 7, 2012

    Simply put, Shane Hamman is the greatest American Olympic lifter ever. Hamman is the American Record holder in the 105+kg class in the Clean & Jerk (237.5kg), Snatch (197.5kg) and Total (430kg). In addition to his Olympic lifting prowess and two appearances on the Olympic team, Hamman is also the IPF World Record holder in […]

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