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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The Muscle Snatch: You're Probably Doing it Wrong
Greg Everett | Olympic Weightlifting | August 22 2016 | Comments

The basic movement of the third pull of the snatch is simple: the elbows need to move out and up toward the shoulders, reaching approximately shoulder height (usually slightly belo... Continue reading
When Do You Push with the Arms in the Jerk?
Greg Everett | Olympic Weightlifting | August 15 2016 | Comments (5)

In all three competition lifts, the timing of the transition between the upward extension and drive of the lower body to the pull or push under the bar by the upper body is a critical element of optimal lift technique, as well as a point of confusion for many ... Continue reading
Sample Bodybuilding Work for Weightlifters
Greg Everett | Olympic Weightlifting | August 8 2016 | Comments (3)

I posted an article about if, when, why and how to incorporate bodybuilding work into a weightlifting program recently, and we got a number of questions about what exercises for what body parts and how exactly to put it all together, so here we go.   Fi... Continue reading
Lock It In... NOW
Greg Everett | Quick Tips | August 3 2016 | Comments

One of the most important skills in overhead lifting is the ability to create a secure, solid lockout position... part of this is being able to establish this position immediately. Often even lifters with great overhead positions are not adept at locking the b... Continue reading
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
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