In order to qualify, I’ve got to fix my clean & jerk. This involves three elements: fixing my bar grip, strengthening my body, and trusting that I can catch the bar.… Read More

So   I've been putting it off for two years. Today I begin learning the hook grip. #oly #olympiclifts #olympicweightlifting #olympiclifting #cleanandjerk #crossfit #lift #lifting #gym #gymlife #masters #snatch #heavy #health #healthy #fitness A photo posted by Brad King (@thebradking) on Feb 17, 2016 at 5:12am PST… Read More

Last weekend, I had the chance to compete in my first Olympic lifting competition, the Broad Ripple Fit Club Barbell Lift Off on Saturday, February 13. My goal is to qualify for the National and American Masters events in 2017 when I’ll compete in the 45-49 age class in the 77 kg weight class, so I’m… Read More

Olympic lifting training is hard. It’s mentally and physically taxing. So you need good people around you to make it work. Juice is my best partner.… Read More

The Mock Meet When I first started Olympic lifting, I was adamant that I wouldn’t ever compete. I wasn’t interested in pushing myself. I wanted to get in shape, learn the movements, and have a good time. What I really wanted to avoid was anything competitive. I put that part of my life behind me, the competitive, win-at-all-cost… Read More

Three years ago, I started Olympic lifting. Two months ago, I decided to train for the 2017 USA Weightlifting Masters’ American and National lifting events. Here’s how it all began.… Read More