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3 Things That Will Make Weightlifting Coaches Dump Athletes
Matt Foreman | Editorial | March 24 2016 | Comments (4)

Right away, I need to make it clear that the title of this article is just a wee bit misleading. I’m approaching this topic from a personal perspective, so it could have been called 3 Things That Will Make Matt Foreman Dump Athletes. However, I’ve been in this sport for a long time and I’ve known a lot of coaches. Many times, I’ve noticed a common set of philosophies, rules...... Continue reading
How to Use Your Ears as a Weightlifting Coach
Greg Everett | Olympic Weightlifting | March 21 2016 | Comments

Eyes are wonderful tools for the coach—I don’t think anyone would argue the most useful. If you’re a coach trying to help a lifter diagnose and correct a technical problem, eyes are the go-to sensory organs.   However, with all of our recent infatuation with digital tools like video for slow-motion and frame-by-frame play, bar path tracing, superimposition, bar speed measu...... Continue reading
Shoulder Dislocation Rehabilitation for Weightlifting: Part 3
Greg Everett | Olympic Weightlifting | March 16 2016 | Comments (2)

Last week marked 6 months post-op and 7 months post-injury for me. According to the surgeon, this means that the tears and repairs are fully healed now. My mobility has improved fairly steadily and while it’s still not back to 100%, it’s finally close enough within range to reassure me that it will in fact recovery fully eventually, which I was not convinced of for the first several mo...... Continue reading
Interview: Brian Wilhelm
Matt Foreman | Interviews | March 16 2016 | Comments

When I decided to interview Brian Wilhelm, I knew I was going to have to ask him about his father. I almost didn’t want to bring it up, because I’m sure he hears about it constantly. Being an Olympic weightlifter and also being Bruce Wilhelm’s kid can’t be easy. Bruce was a legend in the iron game, and you know damn well his son gets a continuous stream of comparisons, ques...... Continue reading
The Burdening & Recovery Schedule for Olympic Weightlifting
Greg Everett | Olympic Weightlifting | March 14 2016 | Comments

The internet is flooded with information about snatch and clean & jerk technique these days, but good program design and training information remains comparatively hard to find. Part of the reason I believe is simply that it's an enormous, complex topic—the program design section alone in my book is 170 pages. One of the big questions is how you schedule burdening and recovery&mda...... Continue reading
The New American Open Totals: Why The #$%! Am I Even Doing This?
Matt Foreman | Editorial | March 7 2016 | Comments (2)

So… the qualifying totals for the American Open were released by USA Weightlifting last week.   As many people predicted, the totals are now significantly higher than they were last year. In case you haven’t followed this situation, let me break it down for you quick and easy. The American Open is the second most important weightlifting meet in the United States (after the Nati...... Continue reading
The Double Knee Bend: It’s Not Going Away Just Because You Pretend It's Not There
Greg Everett | Olympic Weightlifting | February 29 2016 | Comments (10)

I get a lot of emails and texts throughout my days. The great thing about this is that I have an organic network of people feeding me things they’ve found in their time browsing the internet so I don’t have to spend time looking at anything myself—I just get sent the ridiculous, the confusing and the interesting and have the luxury to choose what to ignore and what to get irritat...... Continue reading
Interview: Samantha Lower
Matt Foreman | Interviews | February 24 2016 | Comments (1)

It’s a lot of fun to hear from weightlifters who have gone through the whole range of experiences in this sport. The excitement of getting started, the great early years when you’re constantly getting better and improving, the plateaus, the injuries, the times when you have to step away for a while, the comebacks, the big moments…all that jazz. Samantha Lower is only 26 years ol...... Continue reading
Harsh Comments From Weightlifting Coaches…And Why They’re Awesome
Matt Foreman | Olympic Weightlifting | February 22 2016 | Comments (4)

Do you have thick skin, or do you get your feelings hurt easily? Think about that for a second. How sensitive are you?   I have pretty thick skin, for the most part. I grew up playing football, and I also coached it for ten years. Football is a great way to develop some hard bark on you. When you play, your coaches will verbally rip you in half. And when you coach, you get to wake up in the...... Continue reading
Why Do We Recover Front Foot First in the Split Jerk?
Greg Everett | Quick Tips | February 17 2016 | Comments (2)

Most coaches will hammer their lifters and reinforce the idea that we want to recover from the split jerk by stepping back with the front foot about a third of the way back first, and then bring the back foot up to meet it. The basic explanation is usually something along the lines that we don't want the athlete taking a big step and creating excessive horizontal movement of the bar overhead, ...... Continue reading
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