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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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
Dialing in Your Squat: Stance, Position & Movement
Greg Everett | Olympic Weightlifting | December 5 2016 | Comments (7)

You either don’t care about this article because the squat is this basic thing you do just fine without thinking, or you’re dying to see what I have to say because the ... Continue reading
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 (7)

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
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