American Weightlifting is the story of a sport in turmoil and the athletes and coaches whose passion drives them to succeed despite the odds. Amateur athletes and coaches with little or no financial support struggle to compete with the professionals who dominate the sport internationally. Training in garages, working full time jobs, ignored by the public and the media, American weightlifters strive to compete with the best in the world.
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"Weightlifting is not a formula. It's not sets x reps = result. It's fighting for every kilo on that bar for the long run."
—Paul Doherty More Quotes from The Movie