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Leg Drive: Elevation & Direction for the Snatch & Clean
Greg Everett | Olympic Weightlifting | July 17 2017 | Comments

I've said it a million times, and I'm going to keep saying it because not doing it is a common problem—use your legs. I’ve joked more times than is funny that w... Continue reading
Keeping the Bar Close: The 3 Biggest Mistakes You’re Making
Greg Everett | Olympic Weightlifting | July 10 2017 | Comments (2)

I’m comfortable saying it’s common knowledge that keeping the bar as close to the body as possible during the snatch and clean is one of the most important factors in s... Continue reading
Elite Weightlifters Who Front Squat Only… And Why You Shouldn’t Listen To Them
Matt Foreman | Olympic Weightlifting | July 3 2017 | Comments

Everybody wants to know the training secrets of the best lifters in the world.   When you’re new in the sport, you often think elite weightlifters have some kind of hi... Continue reading
Should Coaches Train with Their Lifters?
Greg Everett | General Training | June 26 2017 | Comments

Years ago, my coach (Mike Burgener) said something like this: Never train with your lifters, because there are really only two possibilities: either they think you’re an asshole for showing off, or they see how bad you really are.   Personally, I&... Continue reading
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 (4)

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
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