Gottfried Schödl, ‘WE NEED MORE COMPETENT REFEREES,’ World Weightlifting, 1975, vol. 3, p. 3

I am currently working on my next book project, this time studying the history of women's Olympic weightlifting in the United States. Funded, in part, by the Olympic Studies Center, I had the pleasure of studying the International Weightlifting Federation's minutes and magazines from the 1970s to the present day. Housed in Lausanne, Switzerland, this... Continue Reading →

Continental and Military Pressing

What could be simpler than lifting a weight overhead? Well like everything else in the world of fitness, a simple idea is often needlessly complicated, something exemplified by today's post on overhead pressing at the turn of the twentieth-century. Unlike modern weightlifting competitions, which have largely standardised the manner in which lifts can be executed,... Continue Reading →

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