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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Beating Mental Blocks in the Snatch and Clean & Jerk
Greg Everett | Olympic Weightlifting | February 13 2017 | Comments (5)

Weightlifting is 100% mental—if you have 100% of the necessary physical ability. I joke about that because over the years I’ve heard all kinds of interesting numbers, w... Continue reading
Ask Greg: Correcting Tipping Over the Bar in the Snatch & Clean
Greg Everett | Ask Greg Everett | February 9 2017 | Comments (1)

Ryan Asks: What can I do to improve on keeping my chest up and ass down on the snatch pull as the weight gets heavier? I find myself bouncing the bar a little too hard off the hips... Continue reading
The Effects of Knee Position in the Split Jerk
Greg Everett | Olympic Weightlifting | February 6 2017 | Comments (3)

I’ve now said this so many times to preface articles about the jerk that pretty soon I’ll have to stop, but the jerk tends to get far less attention technically than th... Continue reading
Ask Greg: Should the Heels Stay Flat in the Push Press?
Greg Everett | Ask Greg Everett | February 2 2017 | Comments (2)

Rob Asks: Recently at our local crossfit box, we were practicing the push press. Our trainer politely corrected our flaws and then we did a 7x3 at a fixed weight. One of his pet pe... Continue reading
Elbows Up & Out: Is It Dead or Just Misunderstood?
Greg Everett | Olympic Weightlifting | January 23 2017 | Comments (3)

Maybe a year or two ago, I was told by a fellow on Facebook who we can conservatively call not my biggest fan that “elbows up and out is dead” in response to a video I ... Continue reading
Pressure vs Balance in the Snatch & Clean Pull
Greg Everett | Olympic Weightlifting | January 16 2017 | Comments (2)

Confusion abounds in the land of the internets when it comes to ideas of balance and pressure on the foot during the Olympic lifts. Cues get misinterpreted as descriptions of fact,... Continue reading
Weightlifting Complexes: Getting Started with the Basics
Greg Everett | Olympic Weightlifting | January 9 2017 | Comments

I tend to use complexes pretty regularly in the training programs I write for my lifters. Primarily their use is confined to preparatory mesocycles, i.e. we use them in the early p... Continue reading
Junk Volume: Don’t Hold Back Your Weightlifting with Excess
Greg Everett | Olympic Weightlifting | January 2 2017 | Comments

With average people, the trick is persuading them to work hard enough; with good weightlifters, the trick is convincing them to avoid doing too much. A motivated athlete who enjoys... Continue reading
Maximize The Stability & Security of Your Snatch Overhead Position
Greg Everett | Olympic Weightlifting | December 26 2016 | Comments (7)

This is a subject near and dear to my heart… which is black with rage in reaction to all the incredibly bad advice out there. Of course I’m joking—how you hold a... Continue reading
Jumping Backward in the Snatch & Clean: When & How to Fix It
Greg Everett | Olympic Weightlifting | December 19 2016 | Comments

Most commonly, we talk about jumping forward the snatch and clean, and with one notable exception of a “coach” who will remain unnamed, who allegedly used to yell at hi... Continue reading
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