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 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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Decide What You Want… and Know What It Will Take
Greg Everett | Olympic Weightlifting | July 25 2016 | Comments

I realize it’s a trite observation, but these days most of us truly do expect instant gratification, and finding the willingness and discipline to do what it takes to achieve... Continue reading
Bodybuilding Accessory Work for Weightlifters
Greg Everett | Olympic Weightlifting | July 11 2016 | Comments (9)

Pretty commonly we get questions about incorporating bodybuilding work into weightlifting training programs—whether or not it’s necessary or beneficial, and if so, how ... Continue reading
Shoulder Dislocation Rehabilitation for Weightlifting: Part 4
Greg Everett | Olympic Weightlifting | July 6 2016 | Comments (2)

If you’ve been following Catalyst Athletics even with cursory check-ins for the last few months, you know I’ve had my hands full with shutting down our California gym a... Continue reading
Why You’re Passing Out in the Clean & How to Prevent It
Greg Everett | Olympic Weightlifting | July 4 2016 | Comments (5)

Stubborn technique problems are frustrating to deal with, but more often than not, we can find the causes relatively easily (whether or not we can correct them is another story, of... Continue reading
What To Do When Your Workout Just Isn't Happening
Greg Everett | Olympic Weightlifting | June 6 2016 | Comments

You have the perfect training program. And then one day you just can't do what you're supposed to do. You're exhausted, your body hurts, you can't seem to get warm,... Continue reading
The Connection of the Second & Third Pulls
Greg Everett | Olympic Weightlifting | May 30 2016 | Comments

I assume other sports share the same characteristic, but weightlifting seems to be continually split into contrary groups of thinking, representatives of which often seem to thrive on going to battle over the details rather than recognizing the commonalities, ... Continue reading
Focus on Yourself
Greg Everett | Quick Tips | May 19 2016 | Comments

I vividly remember years ago when my wife Aimee was still competing watching her run home from the gym and get online to see if Natalie Woolfolk or Carrissa Gump had posted any new training videos. She would obsess over what these other girls were doing in tra... Continue reading
Finding Your Jerk Drive Stance
Greg Everett | Olympic Weightlifting | May 16 2016 | Comments (2)

The starting position of the jerk concerns two primary elements: the stance of the feet and the rack position. Each can have dramatic effects on the lift, and each will vary somewhat among lifters based on individual peculiarities. Additional but more minor el... Continue reading
Your Hands Are Part of Your Body: Straps & Grip in Weightlifting
Greg Everett | Quick Tips | May 12 2016 | Comments

Lifting straps are a legitimate training tool for weightlifting—they unquestionably have a purpose and should be used at certain times with certain exercises by every weightl... Continue reading
2016 National Championships & Olympic Trials Recap
Greg Everett | Editorial | May 10 2016 | Comments (4)

The 2016 National Championships & Olympic Trials is finally over, and although there were some serious low points for us, overall it turned out to be by far the best national c... Continue reading
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