Articles by Greg Everett



Greg Everett is the owner of Catalyst Athletics, head coach of the USA Weightlifting National Champion team Catalyst Athletics, author of the books Olympic Weightlifting: A Complete Guide for Athletes & Coaches and Olympic Weightlifting for Sports, director/writer/producer/editor/everything of the documentary American Weightlifting, publisher of The Performance Menu journal, fifth-place finisher at the USAW National Championships, masters national champion, masters American Open champion, masters American record holder in the clean & jerk, and Olympic Trials coach. Follow him on Facebook here and and sign up for his free newsletter here.
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Sticking to the Plan & Calling Audibles in Weightlifting Competition
Greg Everett | Olympic Weightlifting | November 28 2016 | Comments

I like plans, structure, routine and patterns. I’m a bit like Rainman—if I don’t get home in time to watch Wapner, I’m going to lose my shit.   Howev... Continue reading
Switching to Weightlifting Shoes: Why You Should & What to Expect
Greg Everett | Olympic Weightlifting | November 21 2016 | Comments (4)

When I started giving seminars 10 years ago, out of an average 30-person group, maybe 5-10 would have weightlifting shoes. These days, I may get 1-2 people at each seminar who don&... Continue reading
Why Percentages Don’t Feel the Same for Everyone
Greg Everett | Olympic Weightlifting | November 14 2016 | Comments

Any of you who have used a training program written by someone who doesn’t coach you personally (and likely doesn’t know you at all) have probably discovered that often... Continue reading
Moving from Textbook to Idiosyncratic Technique in the Snatch and Clean & Jerk
Greg Everett | Olympic Weightlifting | November 7 2016 | Comments

The best thing to happen to American weightlifting recently is the internet; it’s also the worst thing to happen to it.   Back in the dark ages before YouTube and Inst... Continue reading
Multidimensionality in Weightlifting Programming: Do More with Less
Greg Everett | Olympic Weightlifting | October 24 2016 | Comments (2)

Program design for Olympic weightlifting is one of those things that you either love or hate—and that feeling can change day to day. One of the toughest things to do is conta... Continue reading
Hand & Wrist Position Overhead in the Snatch & Jerk
Greg Everett | Olympic Weightlifting | October 17 2016 | Comments

Most of the focus with regard to the overhead position of the snatch and jerk is on the shoulders and elbows, justifiably so due to the importance of their positioning and frequenc... Continue reading
Ask Greg: Excessive Lumbar Extension in the Pulling Position of the Snatch & Clean
Greg Everett | Ask Greg Everett | October 6 2016 | Comments (1)

Lynn Asks: Hi Greg, I don't know if this is mostly in women, but I'd love an article or an answer about setting up with excessive arching in the lower back. Many people, wh... Continue reading
How Do You Choose Openers & Attempts for Weightlifting Competition?
Greg Everett | Olympic Weightlifting | October 3 2016 | Comments (1)

We posted an article last week about how to handle the final week leading into a weightlifting competition, and it generated some questions about how to choose openers and attempts... Continue reading
Ask Greg: Slow Learning & Slow Lifting
Greg Everett | Ask Greg Everett | September 22 2016 | Comments

Jonathan Asks: I am a trainer and I have a client I have been working with about a year she is 5'2" 120lbs we have done primarily strength work she can deadlift about 180 with good form but her hand and grip strength are sub par also squat form is a l... Continue reading
Ask Greg: Snatch & Clean Pull Loading & Necessity
Greg Everett | Ask Greg Everett | September 15 2016 | Comments

Steven Asks: What is the optimum weight to use for pulls? As I frequently watch people using weights far in excess of their PB Snatch/Clean with a technique that does not resemble ... Continue reading
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