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The KP Podcast, Episode 1: Hello, World!

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We did it! Keep Pulling has entered the internet podcasting world to give our two cents on all things Weightlifting! In this episode, we debut our brand new podcast by introducing your hosts Patrick Costello, Club Director and Head Coach for Keep Pulling, an Olympic Weightlifting Resource based out of Tampa, […]

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Keep Pulling is Heading to the American Open Series 3 in Daytona Beach, FL!

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Tomorrow, Team Keep Pulling will kick off the American Open Series 3 competition in Daytona Beach, FL! This competition is a National-Style Qualifying Event put on by USA Weightlifting. We will have 11 athletes competing over three days and we are excited to see the hard work pay off for […]

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USF Weightlifting Club Kicks off Fall 2019 Semester!

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This past Saturday, Keep Pulling Ybor City hosted the USF Weightlifting Student Club! Over 20 students came to the open training session to meet other Bulls who love Weightlifting! If you’re a USF student and are interested in joining the USF Weightlifting Club, make sure to join the USFWL mailing […]

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#GetTechnical // Timing, Control, and Bottom Position for Olympic Weightlifting

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#GetTechnical with your control! Even though the lifts happen very quickly, in order to retrain certain aspects, we need to slow it down and exercise control. In this video with one of our Remote Athletes, the bottom position is compromised due to a timing disconnect. Going back to the principles […]

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#GetTechnical // Clean up your Clean with Pulls in Olympic Weightlifting

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Leaning back with the shoulders can cause any number of balance issues in the pull. When finishing the top of a lift, make sure to: ✅Keep pressure through your foot ✅Straighten your legs (leg drive) ✅Finish straight and tall Excessive lean can cause: 🚫Instability at the top 🚫Loss of barbell […]

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Keep Pulling Athlete Featured in the Mayo Clinic Journal Following Shoulder Surgery

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Below is an excerpt from the Mayo Clinic’s article about one of our Weightlifters who underwent shoulder surgery in high school, then came to Tampa for college and began training at our Keep Pulling Weightlifting Club. For full article from the Mayo Clinic, CLICK HERE. Delaney Willingham stepped to the […]

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#GetTechnical // The Effects of Keep Pushing in Olympic Weightlifting

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#GetTechnical with your PUSH from the floor: While the start of the lift is technically a PUSH from the floor, we must be careful not to push too long (don’t #KeepPushing). There is a proper sequence when talking about an effective pull that can be simplified to “Legs, Back, Legs.” […]