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Why I Train With My Garage Door Open
Matt Foreman | Olympic Weightlifting | March 10 2014 | Comments (7)

I’ve been training in my garage a lot over the last couple of years. I built a platform in there two summers ago, which is something I used to think I would never do. All throughout my career, I’ve really enjoyed “going to the gym” to... Continue reading
When Do You Reach Technical Mastery in Weightlifting?
Bob Takano | Olympic Weightlifting | March 7 2014 | Comments

Learning proper weightlifting technique is an important subject for so many athletes these days. Not only are many people involved in learning the snatch and clean & jerk, but... Continue reading
My Move to the Olympic Training Center
Cortney Batchelor | Olympic Weightlifting | March 5 2014 | Comments (2)

I started the sport of Weightlifting in 2008. From the beginning, I always relied on my strength in performing the lifts and I was never a great technical lifter until I was under Zygmunt Smalcerz's watchful eye at the Olympic Training Center. My strength is w... Continue reading
Weightlifting Training Camp at Mount Jahorina, Bosnia and Herzegovina
Almir Karkelja | Olympic Weightlifting | March 3 2014 | Comments (1)

I have been a weightlifting competitor for about 15 years, and for the last four years, I have coached. I was a 10-time national champion my country, and broke a lot of national re... Continue reading
Olympic Weightlifting Skill Levels Chart
Greg Everett | Olympic Weightlifting | February 26 2014 | Comments (37)

Update April 2015: The chart has been updated with the most recent competition results, a new level has been added, and the calculations for some of the figures have been changed. Most importantly, relativity to bodyweight is more accurate, i.e. the abillity o... Continue reading
Advice: Sometimes It's Okay, But... Unsolicited Coaching
Matt Foreman | General Training | February 24 2014 | Comments (2)

Here’s a little story for ya… I competed in my first powerlifting meet when I was fifteen years old. Back then, I was basically a hick from the mountains who came t... Continue reading
A Secret to Becoming Successful in Weightlifting: Your Environment
Travis Cooper | Olympic Weightlifting | February 19 2014 | Comments (3)

Peer pressure is real. You will turn into the five people that you spend the most time with. If you have certain goals that you want to accomplish, then you need to surround your... Continue reading
Be a Good Gym Member: Safety, Respect and Taking Care of Equipment
Greg Everett | Editorial | February 17 2014 | Comments (8)

The way you treat the equipment in your gym says a lot about you, not just as an athlete, but as a person. Whether or not you know it, you’re being judged, and if it’s ... Continue reading
Why I Don't Travel More for Seminars
Greg Everett | Editorial | February 12 2014 | Comments (1)

I’ve been giving my own Olympic weightlifting seminars for seven or eight years now. I started helping my coach, Mike Burgener, at his seminars in 2006, and began providing my own when the demand was made known to me. Initially, I traveled a reasonable a... Continue reading
You Just Had a Crap Training Session. What Now?
Mike Gray | Olympic Weightlifting | February 10 2014 | Comments (5)

Let me paint you a picture and tell me if it sounds familiar: You’ve spent the last few reps looking at the bar making sure you actually put the right weight on because you a... Continue reading
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