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Formulas, Mathematics & Humans: Individualized Weightlifting Programming, Greg Everett
Formulas, Mathematics & Humans: Individualized Weightlifting Programming
Greg Everett  |  January 13 2014  |  Olympic Weightlifting
I had a conversation yesterday with a strength coach who stopped by the gym about how I individualize my lifters' programs. He asked how precise I got in terms of the volume of certain lifts within certain intensity ranges, if I consider the ratio of classic lifts to squats, and similar metrics. I explained that primarily, I rely on experience with each lifter to determine what does and doesn't work for that individual. In other words, I don't usually go through a process of calculations, bu......
Greg Everett Quote Collection, Greg Everett
Greg Everett Quote Collection
Greg Everett  |  December 30 2013  |  Editorial
I was asked to post a bunch of the various things I've posted on FB and elsewhere over time in one convenient location, so here are some of the ones I could find easily. If you have others you like, post them in the comments! "As we reach the start of a new year, remember that success doesn't come from a single day of resolutions, but from living every day with resolve." "As you grow up, you have to become useful in life, not just good looking." "Don't forget th......
Dumb Movie Questions, Greg Everett
Dumb Movie Questions
Greg Everett  |  November 19 2013  |  General Training
People seemed to like my previous Dumb Weightlifting Questions blog post, so I figured it would be a more entertaining way to get some information across about American Weightlifting. These are all real questions or comments I’ve received, sometimes paraphrased or combined with others.      Why isn’t [insert your favorite coach or athlete] in the movie? He’s coached/been an Olympian!   I’m not sure why this is a surprise to anyone, but I couldn&rs......
Lineage & Legacy, Greg Everett
Lineage & Legacy
Greg Everett  |  November 13 2013  |  Olympic Weightlifting
Lineage in coaching is a very meaningful idea to me. It’s something I believe is overlooked to a stunning extent in weightlifting—less in the competitive weightlifting community than in the larger community of weightlifting including everyone involved in one form or another, often primarily or exclusively on the internet. And most troubling, it seems evident that giving credit and paying respect to lineage is often not overlooked, but actually intentionally avoided. Presumably the in......
Strength, Bands & Staying in Your Lane, Greg Everett
Strength, Bands & Staying in Your Lane
Greg Everett  |  October 10 2013  |  Editorial
This is an article I’m regretting writing before I even start. One, because I know it will spur a bunch of time-consuming argument on the internet; two, because no matter what it will sound emotional; and three, because it feels a bit like trying to convince people that it makes more sense to eat with your hands than with your feet. I expect that the people who agree with what I’m going to say already agree with it, and those who disagree will keep on disagreeing, and probably like m......
Lift Before You Lift, Greg Everett
Lift Before You Lift
Greg Everett  |  October 1 2013  |  Olympic Weightlifting
You all know how I feel about warming up. I've spent a lot of time explaining it. If you've missed it somehow, I'll distill my thesis to its essence: If you're not warming-up, you're not tough or elite, you're lazy. Don't confuse this as my saying I think you should spend hours warming up each day; I'm saying you need to prepare adequately. Aside from warming up in a general way, we can do some things specific to weightlifting to help even more specifically with the lift(s) we're about ......
Equipment & Supplements: What I Use, Greg Everett
Equipment & Supplements: What I Use
Greg Everett  |  July 16 2013  |  General Training
A lot of the questions we get at Catalyst Athletics are regarding equipment and personal gear, so I thought it would make sense to lay out all the gear we use here at the gym and what I use personally, from wraps and straps to supplements and barbells.   Equipment   Knee Sleeves I typically use knee sleeves only when cleaning, squatting or jerking heavy. I don’t wear them when snatching. The support of neoprene sleeves is great when you’re squatting or jerking, but they......
Shut Up, Flexibility, Greg Everett
Shut Up, Flexibility
Greg Everett  |  June 12 2013  |  General Training
A couple weeks ago, I sent out a newsletter in which I talked about the secret to flexibility being no secret at all, but simply commitment over time to work and consistency. In other words, there are no magic tricks or secret formulas or fancy gadgets that will suddenly increase your flexibility without any work. I think a lot of people waste inordinate amounts of time reading, watching videos, planning programs in their heads, and doing everything other than actually stretching, and find thems......
Warm-up Early, Greg Everett
Warm-up Early
Greg Everett  |  June 7 2013  |  Quick Tips
Not all of us have the luxury of a schedule that allows the following, but you may still be able to pull off something similar. One of the great things about training twice a day is that the second sessions always feels great - at least with regard to being warm and loose. Even hours later, you'll still be "warm" from that first workout. You can get some of that benefit without doing a full workout, and potentially without even going to the gym. Try doing your warm-up in the m......
The Relation of Snatch, Clean & Jerk and Squat Weights, Greg Everett
The Relation of Snatch, Clean & Jerk and Squat Weights
Greg Everett  |  May 22 2013  |  Olympic Weightlifting
How much should I snatch and clean & jerk if I back squat this much? This is a question I get a lot, and there isn't a simple, formulaic answer. Put simply, it depends on your own strengths and weaknesses. I have seen enormous ranges even just in my own gym, let alone outside of it. You will have bigger classic lifts relative to your squat if you are: 1. Explosive 2. Technically proficient 3. Experienced in weightlifting 4. Naturally athletic (i.e. coordinated, good at motor ski......
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