Sarah Robles, the “Strongest Woman in America,” won’t compete for two years after testing positive for an artificial hormone.
Welcome to Kachalka Muscle Beach in Kiev, Ukraine. 20 photos.
Xianxiang can lift about four and a half pounds with each eyelid. Obviously, don’t click on this post if you’re squeamish about how eyes are supposed to work.
Matthias Steiner had a bad day.
American weightlifter Holley Mangold wasn’t sure she’d even be able to finish her event Sunday, due to a wrist injury. But she did — we take a look at her performance below.
World-record-setting North Korean weightlifter King Un Guk as a flash-fame case study.
Robles, the USA’s best chance at an Olympic medal in weightlifting, wears gym clothes all the time, and has spoken frankly about how hard it is to find non-gym things that suit her. Designer Jill Alexander, swept in with some fancy dresses and things for Robles to wear. “She’s one of the top athletes in the world. She’s not unhealthy, she’s not lazy, but she has trouble finding clothes that fit well,” Alexander says. “She’s empowering women to speak out and say, ‘I deserve better from the fashion industry.’”
Robles’s story of fighting poverty and body-image issues on her way to the London games has resonated with thousands of people since appearing in Time magazine and on BuzzFeed Shift. Thanks to their help, she’s raised a bundle of money and accrued a legion of supporters rallying to get her sponsorships, magazine covers, and more. Here’s a full update on what’s new with her career.
Naomi Kutin, a soon-to-be sixth-grader in Paramus, can lift more than twice her own weight at 99 pounds.
Sarah Robles is ranked higher than any other American weightlifter, male or female. She’s the best hope the U.S. has at an Olympic medal in the sport — but she struggles to pay her rent.
BRB, gotta get myself to a gym STAT.
Here’s a vintage video that shows you how to get giant, explosive legs…the gay way. So this is how you get giant calves! I thought I’d have to resort to getting calf implants like that guy on True Life: I’m Getting Plastic Surgery.
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24-year-old Janos Baranyai won’t be going home with any medals from the Olympics. This just looks so incredibly painful! The strangest part of the video, though, is just after Baranyai collapses on the mat in leg-shaking pain and a group of helpful Chinese assistants rush out to block him from view.
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The Olympics bring a new opportunity to watch weightlifters grimace. Is there anything more disturbing than the face of someone in the middle of a clean and jerk?
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