Editorials

Dear USAW: Please Help Our Sport Grow

Imagine this: A youth sees a weightlifting exhibition at his high school. Impressed by the display of strength, skill, and speed he decides to learn Olympic lifting. He walks into a gym, engages the services of a coach, and learns the lifts. His peers, curious of his new activity, follow him to the gym. Some of them become interested in the sport and participate. Before long, some of their friends and contemporaries also become engaged in the sport…
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Steroids in Sports

Baseball fans have reacted hysterically to Jason Giambi’s admission of steroid use. Steroids permeated the American weightlifting scene in the 1960’s, about 40 years before we hear the complete naiveté about steroid use expressed by many.
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Performance Enhancing Drugs and Weightlifting

Whether the use of performance enhancing drugs in professional sports is proper has become a topic of contentious debate. The underlying theme of a recent book by Jose Canseco, the former major league baseball player who has admitted to taking …
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Weightlifting and Youth

Weightlifting transforms our youth into physically fit and mentally balanced adults. It defines behavior and habits that are consistent with a healthy and happy life. The benefits of weightlifting span a lifetime[…]
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