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Real World Overhead Mobility for Weightlifting
Greg Everett | Mobility & Training Preparation | August 3 2015 | Comments (2)

Matt Foreman wrote a flattering article about one of my lifters, Alyssa Sulay, last week and we received quite a few requests for more information about what exactly Alyssa and I have done to improve her overhead position. I’m going to try to provide a clear outline of what we’ve done in the last nearly four years to take her from barely able to overhead squat 30kg to snatching 83kg. ...... Continue reading
Learning About Real Weightlifting From A Real Weightlifter
Matt Foreman | Olympic Weightlifting | July 27 2015 | Comments (4)

Let me say right from the beginning that this article has a bit of an odd twist to it. I’m writing it about a specific weightlifter, but it’s not an interview or something like that. Actually, this gal doesn’t even know I’m writing this about her. I guess it’ll be a little surprise when she sees it.   This is about a Catalyst Athletics weightlifter named Alyssa...... Continue reading
Your Phone Is Helping & Hurting Your Weightlifting Technique
Matt Foreman | Editorial | July 13 2015 | Comments (5)

Believe it or not, I’m gonna show you how your iPhone is connected to your snatch technique problems. You don’t believe me? Fine, keep reading   Your iPhone (or Android or whatever you have) is incredible. Just think for a second about how much stuff it can do. You can talk to people, text people (which is more fun than talking to them), take pictures, record videos, watch YouTu...... Continue reading
Pre-Workout Foam Rolling for Olympic Weightlifting
Greg Everett | Mobility & Training Preparation | July 6 2015 | Comments

There are things that come and go quickly in training, and there are those that stick around for the long haul. The former are usually the shiny, exciting new tricks that never actually work the way the pusher promised. The latter tends to be simple, unglamorous, boring, utilitarian work that actually produces results. Pre-workout foam rolling fits into this latter category for me.   There ...... Continue reading
Your Weightlifting Behavior on the Internet
Matt Foreman | Editorial | June 29 2015 | Comments (1)

I’m on Facebook quite a bit, and I’m friends with hundreds of weightlifters. This means a lot of lifting videos pop up on my home page every day. People post videos of the big lifts they do in competition, or the gym, etc. Many of you are on FB or Instagram, so you probably see plenty of these too, right?   I like watching them, even if they’re not from big national or int...... Continue reading
All Hang Positions Great & Small
Greg Everett | Olympic Weightlifting | June 22 2015 | Comments (1)

Hang snatches and cleans are handy variations of the classic lifts, but there are also an extensive number of variations of lifts from the hang, each with its own benefits and drawbacks. Following is a list of hang positions used for the snatch and clean with their definitions, purposes, benefits and drawbacks.     Just off the Floor   This would be the hang position used in a ...... Continue reading
When Great Preparation Produces Lousy Training
Matt Foreman | Olympic Weightlifting | June 15 2015 | Comments (3)

Once again, my telepathic powers are working in turbo overdrive, because I know what many of you spend a lot of time thinking about.   You put a lot of time and effort into making sure your body is primed and ready for training on a daily basis. I’m specifically talking about how we all try to take care of the various things that can make or break us when we come to the gym and attack...... Continue reading
Olympic Weightlifting Program Modification for Injury
Greg Everett | Olympic Weightlifting | June 8 2015 | Comments (9)

One of the most common questions we get at Catalyst Athletics is how to modify a program to work around an injury. It can be frustrating, and I’ve seen a lot of people give up on training altogether in response to an injury, but there is nearly always a way to continue training in a way that will allow you to improve something you need to work on while allowing the injury to heal. Depending ...... Continue reading
Variations in Programming & Technique in Olympic Weightlifting
Travis Cooper | Olympic Weightlifting | June 1 2015 | Comments

When beginners start weightlifting, they don’t know what will or will not work for them, so it is important to start them with standard technique progressions and programming. Someone who cooks for the first time should follow a recipe, and a new weightlifter should follow a standard recipe that has been laid out and proven to work for beginners.   A coach is extremely important for a...... Continue reading
How Athletes Become Like Their Coaches: Leadership & Gym Atmosphere
Matt Foreman | Editorial | May 25 2015 | Comments (2)

If you’re an athlete, you’re looking for information that will improve your training. If you’re a coach, you’re looking for information that will improve your program and the way you develop your athletes.   Can we all agree that your daily attitude in the gym is hugely important to your success as both an athlete and coach? I hope so. Programming, technique, etc&hel...... Continue reading
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