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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Multidimensionality in Weightlifting Programming: Do More with Less
Greg Everett | Olympic Weightlifting | October 24 2016 | Comments (2)

Program design for Olympic weightlifting is one of those things that you either love or hate—and that feeling can change day to day. One of the toughest things to do is conta... Continue reading
Hand & Wrist Position Overhead in the Snatch & Jerk
Greg Everett | Olympic Weightlifting | October 17 2016 | Comments

Most of the focus with regard to the overhead position of the snatch and jerk is on the shoulders and elbows, justifiably so due to the importance of their positioning and frequenc... Continue reading
Ask Greg: Excessive Lumbar Extension in the Pulling Position of the Snatch & Clean
Greg Everett | Ask Greg Everett | October 6 2016 | Comments

Lynn Asks: Hi Greg, I don't know if this is mostly in women, but I'd love an article or an answer about setting up with excessive arching in the lower back. Many people, wh... Continue reading
How Do You Choose Openers & Attempts for Weightlifting Competition?
Greg Everett | Olympic Weightlifting | October 3 2016 | Comments (1)

We posted an article last week about how to handle the final week leading into a weightlifting competition, and it generated some questions about how to choose openers and attempts... Continue reading
Ask Greg: Slow Learning & Slow Lifting
Greg Everett | Ask Greg Everett | September 22 2016 | Comments

Jonathan Asks: I am a trainer and I have a client I have been working with about a year she is 5'2" 120lbs we have done primarily strength work she can deadlift about 180 with good form but her hand and grip strength are sub par also squat form is a l... Continue reading
Ask Greg: Snatch & Clean Pull Loading & Necessity
Greg Everett | Ask Greg Everett | September 15 2016 | Comments

Steven Asks: What is the optimum weight to use for pulls? As I frequently watch people using weights far in excess of their PB Snatch/Clean with a technique that does not resemble ... Continue reading
The First Pull: Your First Chance to Get the Snatch & Clean Right
Greg Everett | Olympic Weightlifting | September 12 2016 | Comments (6)

Just like we all tend to focus on the snatch and clean more than the jerk when it comes to technical discussions in weightlifting, we tend to focus more on the second and third pul... Continue reading
Ask Greg: Hitching in the Snatch & Clean
Greg Everett | Ask Greg Everett | September 8 2016 | Comments

Heather Asks: My question is about how to get better at the power clean or snatch after developing the hang position. I do OK when I go from the hang but when I try to go from the ground I struggle and end up hitching through the middle. What auxiliary exercis... Continue reading
Coaching Women: It’s Exactly the Same as Coaching Anyone Else
Greg Everett | Olympic Weightlifting | September 5 2016 | Comments (8)

I won’t lie—I’m not entirely sure I even want to write this article. The subject is one I’m very confident in while simultaneously recognizing that irrespec... Continue reading
The Muscle Snatch: You're Probably Doing it Wrong
Greg Everett | Olympic Weightlifting | August 22 2016 | Comments (6)

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
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