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Interview: Carissa Gordon Gump
Matt Foreman | Interviews | January 6 2016 | Comments

We all love those touching stories about athletes who start at the bottom and then go all the way to the top, right? You know the ones I’m talking about. A young kid wanders into a gym one day and learns about a sport. Then years go by as the kid trains hard, competes, and moves up the ladder towards the big time (emotional motivation music playing in the background). One day, the kid finall...... Continue reading
Why American Weightlifting Coaches Are As Good As Anybody
Matt Foreman | Editorial | January 4 2016 | Comments (3)

I’ll openly admit right from the beginning that I’m not sure if this article is going to strike a chord with all of you. I hope it will, because it’s an important subject and I’ve definitely got some things to say about it. But I’m not sure where it’ll catch on regarding you and your lifting. Let’s take a shot at it and see how it goes.    ...... Continue reading
The Top 4 Problems With Your Weightlifting Program
Matt Foreman | Olympic Weightlifting | December 28 2015 | Comments (2)

“Which training program should I be following?”   “Can you take a look at my program and tell me if it looks okay?”   “How many times a week should I be squatting?”   “What’s the perfect number of days per week for my program?”   I hear these questions…a lot. There are thousands and thousands of weightlifters ...... Continue reading
Ask Greg: Can't Receive the Snatch Low with Heavier Weights
Greg Everett | Ask Greg Everett | December 24 2015 | Comments (7)

Steven Asks: I'm teaching myself the snatch, with your videos and book, and have a technique question. With a stick or empty bar I receive the bar in a decent squat, but as I put weight on the bar, or as I get tired, I receive higher and higher. My lift turns into a power snatch unintentionally. I'm lifting half my bodyweight, and can do overhead squats with the weight, or actually snatch a ...... Continue reading
Interview: Kara Doherty
Matt Foreman | Interviews | December 23 2015 | Comments (1)

These days, it’s much easier than it used to be if you’re an Olympic lifter and you’re looking for a place to train. Because of the CrossFit explosion that’s happened over the last ten years, most cities in this country (and other countries) have multiple gyms where athletes have access to platforms, bumper plates, and bars. All you have to do is pick a CrossFit box gym, an...... Continue reading
Weightlifting Competition Warm-up Room Etiquette
Greg Everett | Olympic Weightlifting | December 21 2015 | Comments (1)

While much warm-up room etiquette is no different than in any other area of life, there are a few issues specific to weightlifting, and an apparent need to reiterate even things that may seem obvious.   First and foremost, be polite and respectful. Whether you’re a first time competitor or a veteran, there is no better way to establish a bad reputation that will follow you forever in ...... Continue reading
Ask Greg: Weightlifting Training Frequency & Volume
Greg Everett | Ask Greg Everett | December 17 2015 | Comments (1)

Mike Asks: Please consider a Newsletter or other forum for discussing the rationale and recovery implications for training multiple days in a row. I know those in the Oly community take it for granted that a 3 or 4 on, 1 off schedule is standard, but to those of us new to the sport it is less obvious why this is so different from any other form of weight training in terms of ability to do th...... Continue reading
Bad Performances Produce Good Weightlifting
Matt Foreman | Olympic Weightlifting | December 14 2015 | Comments (2)

I want to tell you a little story about something that happened in my weightlifting career a long time ago. I can apply it to every single one of you and it’ll help you make your own careers better, so you better friggin read it.   I bombed out of the American Open two years in a row, 1994 and 1995. Not too many people know that. Those of you in the US lifting community know about the...... Continue reading
Ask Greg: Moving Faster Under the Bar
Greg Everett | Ask Greg Everett | December 10 2015 | Comments

Becky Asks: I've been Crossfitting for about 2 years, but in the last 5 months I've been trying to improve my Olympic lifts. What are some good exercises to help me get under the bar faster? I have flexibility issues, so my squat isn't perfect, which adds to the problem. But I'm just not fast enough yet. Thanks so much for your help! Greg Says: Your movement under the bar can be slow for a few ...... Continue reading
Interview: Travis Cooper
Matt Foreman | Interviews | December 9 2015 | Comments

A young kid plays sports in high school. At some point, his coaches introduce him to weight training and he learns that it will make him a better athlete. Over time, his skills in the weight room begin to excel. When he graduates from high school, he doesn’t have many lucrative future offers in mainstream sports, so he decides to pursue competitive Olympic weightlifting. This is the bluep...... Continue reading
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