FHSAA Weightlifting, the good, the bad, the solutions.

In Florida, we’re fortunate to have the Weightlifting as a varsity sport in many high schools.  The sport of FHSAA (Florida High School Athletics Association) Weightlifting does have some flaws, but within my own experience there are more positives than negatives and I think it’s an amazing opportunity for both athletes and coaches.     The […]

The Snatch Is Coming to FHSAA Weightlifting

In FHSAA the Sport has traditionally been centered around two lifts, the Bench Press and Clean & Jerk.  To most Olympic Weightlifting or Powerlifting purists this is seen as an odd mix, steering away from the Big Three in Powerlifting  (Squat, Bench Press, & Deadlift) and the Classic Lifts in Olympic Weightlifting (Snatch and Clean […]

Is weightlifting at a young age safe?

  A common misconception I see everywhere is “weightlifting for kids will stunt their growth”   This false statement has been going around for decades with zero research to prove it’s legitimacy but also plenty of facts to prove it wrong.   So what are some of the facts?  Let’s quickly dive into this topic. […]