My Weightlifting Story

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How I got into Weightlifting

Olympic Weightlifting is one of those sports that is mostly kept out of mainstream view, maybe because it is a terrible spectator sport, maybe because it’s not as fun as football or rugby, or maybe because it is incredibly niche. Whatever the reason, I think you’ll agree it is fairly unknown as a sport. So, with this in mind, when I get asked what I do and I answer, “I’m a weightlifter” The response is usually “Ooo! What do you bench?” ***Facepalm*** Weightlifting is not Powerlifting, they are two very different sports (Weightlifting is Snatch and Clean & Jerk, Powerlifting is Squat, Bench press and Deadlift) So then comes the conversation which is loosely based around my appalling bench fig





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