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Are You an Athlete or an Exerciser?
Greg Everett | General Training | August 11 2014 | Comments (4)

Before you even say it, no, the title isn’t a jab at CrossFitters. This has nothing to do with what sport or activity you choose to pursue, only how you pursue it. It could be CrossFit, Olympic weightlifting or golf.   With the proliferation of information and exposure to different training methodologies on the internet that we’ve seen in the last couple years in particular, the...... Continue reading
Stair Blocks: You Don't Need Them, but Here's How
Greg Everett | Equipment | July 30 2014 | Comments

There are a few pieces of equipment that you need in weightlifting. For example, a barbell and weights, a platform and a squat rack. That’s about it. Everything after that is a luxury. This isn’t to say that other things aren’t valuable—for example, blocks, jerk tables, risers, power rack… We have all of these things at Catalyst Athletics and get a lot of use out of ...... Continue reading
Fixing Droopy Elbows in the Jerk
Matt Foreman | Olympic Weightlifting | July 28 2014 | Comments (6)

Droopy elbows in the jerk…it’s often a HUGE problem with beginners.   Let me describe what it is, although many of you probably already have the visual image in your head because you’ve seen it a lot. A lifter has the bar on his/her shoulders, preparing to jerk. The elbows are in an appropriate position and it all looks pretty stable and solid. During the dip ph...... Continue reading
2014 National Championships Recap
Greg Everett | Editorial | July 22 2014 | Comments

This past weekend, Catalyst Athletics took 10 lifters to the National Championships in Salt Lake City. It was a long weekend, but it was a well-run meet in a great venue. Jes Liao (48 kg) and Blake Barnes (69 kg) were our first lifters on Friday. Both lifters have had a rough past couple months with training. Jes in the last couple months has slept at home only a handful of nights and only tr...... Continue reading
Competition Preparation: Don't Forget the Details
Greg Everett | Olympic Weightlifting | July 14 2014 | Comments (3)

As the National Championships approach, I figured a competition preparation article was in order. We’ve published a few articles on the subject before, so I want to focus on some details that often go overlooked.   Weightlifting competition is about as stressful as it gets due to the circumstances—you’ve spent months and years training for a grand total of six lifts that m...... Continue reading
Greasy Food, Joint Pain, Being Obsessive Compulsive, Training Well & Enjoying Life
Matt Foreman | Nutrition | July 9 2014 | Comments (7)

Okay, I’ve got some important ideas to share with you, and I just came up with them about two hours ago. So I need to get everything down on paper before I forget it. Make sure you understand something right from the beginning. I have to start this article by talking about myself, but I’m going to transition into talking about YOU. And you want to hear what I’ve got to say, ...... Continue reading
The Importance of Celebrating your Success
Travis Cooper | Olympic Weightlifting | July 7 2014 | Comments (3)

In weightlifting athletes come and go. Some people love the sport for a short period of time and progress very quickly, only to get tired of the sport and quit before they reach their true potential. I have seen a ton of weightlifters with more talent than me quit because they weren't "progressing" fast enough. One thing that is important when learning any skill is to celebrate yo...... Continue reading
Should I Give Up on the Split Jerk?
Greg Everett | Ask Greg Everett | June 30 2014 | Comments (3)

Jessica Asks: As a novice female lifter I have issues with my split jerk drive. I start fine with the dip but always go forward on the drive no matter how hard I fight it. It's less so when I power jerk but I'm not sure whether I should try to switch completely or not given the fact that I just can't move the same weight. Now I'll be the first to admit I need to get stronger and that does play a p...... Continue reading
When Athletes and Coaches Need to Just Give Up
Matt Foreman | Editorial | June 23 2014 | Comments (3)

When I was in the 8th grade, my guidance counselor pulled me out of class one day and took me to his office to perform an exorcism on me. You think I’m kidding? Nope. Here’s how it all happened… I was a terrible kid when I was in junior high. I was disrespectful, mouthy, rude, and a huge troublemaker. My teachers openly hated me. Most of them actually told me that. How...... Continue reading
Efficiency, Bar Paths, New Techniques & Other Things I Hate
Greg Everett | Olympic Weightlifting | June 19 2014 | Comments (6)

I’m not sure why this issue is on my mind today, but I’m bothered every time I hear the word efficiency used in reference to improving weightlifting technique.   Let’s just start with definitions of two words courtesy of the only source of information remaining on the planet (remember the olden days when you needed a dictionary and a reasonable knowledge of the alphabet to...... Continue reading
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