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The Recent IOC Drug Ultimatum for Weightlifting: A Warning Shot
Matt Foreman | Editorial | June 22 2017 | Comments (2)

When somebody in the military or police fires a warning shot at you, it means you’re doing something wrong, and they’re giving you one last chance to stop doing it befo... Continue reading
5 Ways to Get A Better Finish in the Snatch
Greg Everett | Olympic Weightlifting | June 19 2017 | Comments

As all of you who’ve invested countless hours smashing your heads against the wall know, there are a number of tricky elements to the snatch. I want to focus on just one of them here—the finish.   The finish refers to the final portion of th... Continue reading
GPP for Weightlifting: The Big Secret, or a Waste of Time?
Greg Everett | Olympic Weightlifting | June 12 2017 | Comments (3)

It’s somewhere in the middle. GPP (general physical preparation) for the sport of weightlifting is a topic that attracts a lot of opinions and about which a lot of contradict... Continue reading
Why Your Pulls Feel Ten Times Heavier Than Your Lifts
Matt Foreman | Olympic Weightlifting | June 5 2017 | Comments

When you started Olympic weightlifting, you learned pretty quickly that it’s a mental sport. “50% mental, 50% physical.” Maybe your coach told you that, or maybe ... Continue reading
How to Quit Short-Stepping Your Split Jerks
Greg Everett | Olympic Weightlifting | May 29 2017 | Comments (2)

The jerk is the world’s stupidest lift, and yes, I say that because it’s the one I’m worst at. All of my coach’s lifters were good jerkers, so I think he just wondered what my problem was. The good thing about being so naturally bad at ... Continue reading
Ask Greg: Should Snatches Be Received as High or Low as Possible?
Greg Everett | Ask Greg Everett | May 25 2017 | Comments

David Asks: My question is should snatch attempts be received at the highest position possible or the lowest? A brief recap of my situation is that I own and coach at an Oly liftin... Continue reading
Important Lessons for National Competition
Greg Everett | Olympic Weightlifting | May 22 2017 | Comments (4)

The 2017 National Championships just wrapped up in Chicago last weekend, and since I skipped writing an article for the week because of it, I figured I’d better write an article about it as penance. The following are some lessons I think are important fo... Continue reading
Strategies for Fighting Self-Doubt in Weightlifting
Matt Foreman | Olympic Weightlifting | May 8 2017 | Comments (2)

When you’re training towards a big number you want to hit, there’s a road you have to travel. That road is supposed to be smooth, but sometimes it gets a little bumpy. ... Continue reading
Lifting the Bar off the Floor: Get it Right without Over-Complicating It
Greg Everett | Olympic Weightlifting | May 1 2017 | Comments (1)

The start and first pull of the snatch and clean can be anything from something a lifter never even considers, to a technical challenge that drives a lifter crazy for years. While ... Continue reading
Modern Weightlifting Training Methods Are Not Better Than Old Ones & There Are Numbers to Prove It
Matt Foreman | Olympic Weightlifting | April 24 2017 | Comments (6)

It’ll take me a minute to get to the main point on this one, so just hang with me. I promise it’ll be worth it.   Not too long ago, a powerlifter named David Ric... Continue reading
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