The electronic version of the March 2014 issue of OLift Magazine has just been released. The hard copy edition will be in the mail soon. “This new quarterly venture from Anton Jefferson and his colleagues has been in the works for a while,” says Coach Harvey Newton. “I initially spoke with the magazine’s representatives at last year’s national championships and am amazed at how much progress has been made in a short period of time.”
A hard copy pilot issue was passed out at the American Open this past December. According to their website, the pilot issue, along with subscription details, is available for free at www.theoliftmag.com. Also, check out their Facebook page.
“Anton has asked me to contribute content from an historical perspective,” said Newton. “I enjoy relating to today’s newcomers some of the highlights of our sport’s past. So many of today’s lifters don’t have a clear perspective on our past performances. My article in this issue deals with the history of the American Open. The next issue covers the topic of USA Weightlifting membership numbers.”
In addition to great articles about today’s top lifters, along with good coaching advice, the premier issue also features an outstanding review by Tom Sroka of Coach Newton’s book, Explosive Lifting for Sports.
“Right now, weightlifting is growing in its popularity,” according to Newton. “OLift Magazine stands alone in a graveyard of now defunct magazines that focused on weightlifting. Most notable was the long-running Strength & Health. Others include Iron Man Lifting News, International Olympic Lifter, and a couple of short-run, free publications that came on the scene about 10 years ago.
It’s incumbent on all interested parties to subscribe and support OLift Magazine,” Newton says. “Lifters always want more information on the sport. Here’s an outstanding opportunity to gain knowledge and support the community.”