Drew Dillon

Drew is a co-owner or Project Lift and 14 year veteran of coaching athletes. As a coach, Drew has been a personal coach at the 2015 World Championship and has helped 2012 Olympian Holley Mangold through training from 2011 to 2016. He has also led multiple athletes to national competitions. As an athlete, Drew placed his highest of 4th at a national competition.

Drew Dillon

Drew is a co-owner or Project Lift and 14 year veteran of coaching athletes. As a coach, Drew has been a personal coach at the 2015 World Championship and has helped 2012 Olympian Holley Mangold through training from 2011 to 2016. He has also led multiple athletes to national competitions. As an athlete, Drew placed his highest of 4th at a national competition.

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Pain in the Olympic Lifts: How to Get Stronger from an Injury

In late October 2013, I experienced the most painful and most serious injury of my athletic career. It shut me down completely. I couldn’t lift, I couldn’t even squat down to get something out of the bottom of the refrigerator. By April 2014, I felt stronger and more explosive than ever before. I’ll never forget …

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Will Olympic Weightlifting Build Muscle?

The question around muscle and the Olympic lifts is often asked in one of two ways…  By the women – “Will Olympic weightlifting make me bulky?” By the men – “Will Olympic weightlifting build muscle?” We’re going to break down how Olympic weightlifting affects our muscles and our bodies. And, answer who should use Olympic …

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Don’t Let Your Torso Pull You Off the Ground – Technique for More Weight

As always… we want to add more weight to our snatch and clean. Mmm… Sweet PRs! Here is a thinking point for you to review in your lifts and see if you have any area for improvement. Let your legs drive your torso! As always, it is easiest to explain this with a video… What do …

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Technique for More Weight – Stop the Bar from Crashing On You with One Change

Welcome to a new monthly segment for Barbell Beauties! Technique for More Weight! To get the details about what we’re trying to do with these check out the very first post. The videos below are from #ProjectLiftReview on Instagram. #ProjectLiftReview is an opportunity to tag your lifts in the gym and receive a one-minute review in …

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Technique for more weight – Strengthening the First Pull in the Snatch

Welcome to a new monthly segment for WOD Nation! Technique for More Weight! To get the details about where these examples come from check out the first edition here.  Breaking Down Off the Floor I have written articles in the past around improving your snatch or clean from the floor to the above the knee …

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How doing the “right” Mobility Exercises can get you Bigger Lifts

“I don’t have time.” – Have you ever responded with this phrase when someone asks you if you’ve been doing mobility? Maybe you just thought the phrase but didn’t say it out loud? Now, let me ask you another question… Do you get frustrated you’re not making the gains in the Olympic lifts as quickly …

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