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Pull Down for a Better Turnover, Greg Everett
Pull Down for a Better Turnover
Greg Everett  |  August 24 2012  |  Quick Tips
Having external rotation strength to turn the bar over in the snatch or having quick elbows in the turnover of the clean is great, but you can't have a quick turnover in either lift without accelerating down adequately first. The turnover itself is not and will never be a strong movement. Think of your shoulder pre-hab/re-hab external rotation exercises: how much resistance can you use? Very little, especially relative to the weights you're snatching and cleaning. What allows the turnover to hap......
The Trouble with Pulls, Greg Everett
The Trouble with Pulls
Greg Everett  |  July 9 2012  |  Olympic Weightlifting
Traditionally, snatch and clean pulls are prescribed as a percentage of a lifter’s maximum snatch or clean. This generally keeps pulls appropriately quick and technically sound rather than allowing them to get slow and change the lifter’s balance and timing. Typically pulls are done with 80-105% of the lifter’s best snatch or clean, and for a lifter who is well-developed technically, this is usually appropriate and effective. However, for newer lifters who nearly always have......
Jerks: From the Rack or Blocks, Greg Everett
Jerks: From the Rack or Blocks
Greg Everett  |  June 27 2012  |  Olympic Weightlifting
Having our new jerk tables delivered this morning made me think of a common question—when and why do you use jerk blocks or tables and when do you just take the jerk from a rack and bring it back down yourself? This of course is an opinion sort of question, so don’t take the following as some kind of weightlifting fact. Plenty of great jerkers have never once done a jerk workout with blocks. They are not a requirement to having a jerk of any certain caliber. That being said, they&......
When to Move on, and When to Punch Your Missed Lift in its Stupid Little Mouth, Greg Everett
When to Move on, and When to Punch Your Missed Lift in its Stupid Little Mouth
Greg Everett  |  May 28 2012  |  Olympic Weightlifting
There are times in a lifter’s life when lifts aren’t made. These times are, of course, the absolute worst, and in those moments following a missed lift, athletes can generally find indisputable proof that they’ll never again succeed, why their abilities have already peaked and they’re finally and terminally on the decline, and why, being in such a stage of life, they no longer have any value to the world. There are two basic responses following a missed lift: To accep......
Starter Program for Catalyst Athletics Online Workouts, Greg Everett
Starter Program for Catalyst Athletics Online Workouts
Greg Everett  |  May 21 2012  |  Olympic Weightlifting
The following is a 4-week training program that can be used to get started with the training program posted on this website. This is a good cycle to start with if you have not previously been doing the Olympic lifts frequently in your training. Ab work should be done every training day, along with any supplemental work, e.g. back extensions, upper body beach work, etc that you want to do. If you plan to do the conditioning portion of the program, add brief conditioning workouts 2 times per ......
Technique Development Advice: Ask Greg, Greg Everett
Technique Development Advice: Ask Greg
Greg Everett  |  May 17 2012  |  Ask Greg
Dan Asks: I’m learning lifts for the first time after 20 years of martial arts, and PTing. My approach at the moment is technique, technique, technique – then when I feel I need the weight to progress the technique to add load so that the load is demanded by my technique progress. Eventually I guess my load will start demanding technique if you know what I mean... Also I’m following the one way I’ve been taught for a while – then later when nailed – I inten......
The Effects of Leg Length & Gut Size on the Olympic Lifts: Ask Greg, Greg Everett
The Effects of Leg Length & Gut Size on the Olympic Lifts: Ask Greg
Greg Everett  |  May 15 2012  |  Ask Greg
Josh Asks: What changes, mainly in the starting positions of the lifts, will people with long legs/short torso have to make compared to people with short legs/long torso? To what extent will these variations alter the execution of the lifts as well? Similarly, if an individual has an excessively large stomach, clearly the bar path won't be as vertical because the bar must travel around their gut. Aside from the obvious (losing weight) what tweaks can I make as a coach to help someone in that ......
Grip Strength Program for Weightlifting, Greg Everett
Grip Strength Program for Weightlifting
Greg Everett  |  April 30 2012  |  Olympic Weightlifting
I've written about grip strength for weightlifting before, but have remained fairly vague with regard to actual training protocols. This time, I’m going to give you a simple program that you can start using right away as is, or modify a bit to suit your training schedule or individual needs. When it comes to grip strength for weightlifting, really what we’re talking about is the snatch. It’s unlikely that anyone would be able to hang on to the bar well in the snatch but not ......
Lowering the Bar Between Reps in the Snatch, Clean and Jerk, Greg Everett
Lowering the Bar Between Reps in the Snatch, Clean and Jerk
Greg Everett  |  April 16 2012  |  Olympic Weightlifting
Generally snatches, cleans and jerks are dropped to the floor after the completion of successful reps. But when an athlete is doing multiple reps of the snatch or clean from the hang, or multiple consecutive reps in the jerk, push press or other overhead lifts, the athlete will need to lower the bar under control to the appropriate position. This can be intimidating and made unnecessarily difficult and unsafe if the athlete doesn’t know how to lower the bar properly. When lowering the b......
The Superhero Complex: Stretch & Activate Easily for Squats, Greg Everett
The Superhero Complex: Stretch & Activate Easily for Squats
Greg Everett  |  April 9 2012  |  General Training
Easily the most common problem people bring up with regard to squatting is an inability to maintain the arch in their backs as they sit into the bottom position. This is not a complex problem, but that doesn’t mean it’s easy to fix. Improving flexibility can be a long and tedious process, but the sooner you commit to it, the sooner you’ll get some traction and see progress. Because stretching and the like is so odious for most people, I’m always looking for ways to mak......
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