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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How to Fix Powering More Than You Squat
Greg Everett | Olympic Weightlifting | March 20 2017 | Comments (4)

The topic of power snatches and power cleans has always generated what I’ve found to be fascinating questions and ideas… and by fascinating, I mean bewildering. For example, people wondering aloud why competitive lifters would ever squat completel... Continue reading
Quit Resting So Hard & Restore Instead
Greg Everett | Olympic Weightlifting | March 13 2017 | Comments (4)

Despite the popularity of #maxeveryday and #squateveryday and #killyourselfasquicklyaspossible in the online world of weightlifting these days, I remain a big fan of judicious rest and periodic reductions in intensity and volume. I do laugh to myself, however,... Continue reading
Get Out of the Clean Faster
Greg Everett | Olympic Weightlifting | February 27 2017 | Comments (2)

Recovering from your cleans at maximal speed isn’t just something that looks good—it results in less effort and fatigue, meaning more weight and a better shot at the subsequent jerk.   The easiest way to stand up out of your cleans faster is... Continue reading
How Do I Select Weights & Reps in a Weightlifting Program?
Greg Everett | Olympic Weightlifting | February 20 2017 | Comments

I’m always amused seeing what people have to say online about weightlifting program design—it’s either the most complex thing in the world that no one except a fe... Continue reading
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
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