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Ask Greg: Should the Heels Stay Flat in the Push Press?
Greg Everett | Ask Greg Everett | February 2 2017 | Comments (2)

Rob Asks: Recently at our local crossfit box, we were practicing the push press. Our trainer politely corrected our flaws and then we did a 7x3 at a fixed weight. One of his pet pe... Continue reading
Stability in the Bottom of the Snatch & Jerk
Sergey Bondarenko | Olympic Weightlifting | January 30 2017 | Comments

Being confident in your overhead position is one of the most important factors for successful snatch and jerk, at least for the reason that if you do not procure a proper lockout your lift will be red-lighted.   There are multiple factors determining ho... Continue reading
Elbows Up & Out: Is It Dead or Just Misunderstood?
Greg Everett | Olympic Weightlifting | January 23 2017 | Comments (3)

Maybe a year or two ago, I was told by a fellow on Facebook who we can conservatively call not my biggest fan that “elbows up and out is dead” in response to a video I ... Continue reading
Pressure vs Balance in the Snatch & Clean Pull
Greg Everett | Olympic Weightlifting | January 16 2017 | Comments (2)

Confusion abounds in the land of the internets when it comes to ideas of balance and pressure on the foot during the Olympic lifts. Cues get misinterpreted as descriptions of fact,... Continue reading
Weightlifting Complexes: Getting Started with the Basics
Greg Everett | Olympic Weightlifting | January 9 2017 | Comments

I tend to use complexes pretty regularly in the training programs I write for my lifters. Primarily their use is confined to preparatory mesocycles, i.e. we use them in the early p... Continue reading
The Need to Be Patient and Explain Weightlifting
Matt Foreman | Editorial | January 5 2017 | Comments

Do you get irritated when people ask you about weightlifting? You’ve all probably had it happen a million times, just like me. People find out you’re a weightlifter, an... Continue reading
Junk Volume: Don’t Hold Back Your Weightlifting with Excess
Greg Everett | Olympic Weightlifting | January 2 2017 | Comments

With average people, the trick is persuading them to work hard enough; with good weightlifters, the trick is convincing them to avoid doing too much. A motivated athlete who enjoys... Continue reading
Maximize The Stability & Security of Your Snatch Overhead Position
Greg Everett | Olympic Weightlifting | December 26 2016 | Comments (7)

This is a subject near and dear to my heart… which is black with rage in reaction to all the incredibly bad advice out there. Of course I’m joking—how you hold a... Continue reading
Jumping Backward in the Snatch & Clean: When & How to Fix It
Greg Everett | Olympic Weightlifting | December 19 2016 | Comments (2)

Most commonly, we talk about jumping forward the snatch and clean, and with one notable exception of a “coach” who will remain unnamed, who allegedly used to yell at hi... Continue reading
Eight Ways to Avoid Getting Shanked by Other Weightlifters
Matt Foreman | Olympic Weightlifting | December 12 2016 | Comments (3)

When you’re in an airplane bathroom, there’s usually a little sign right above the sink that says something like, “As a courtesy to other passengers, please clean... Continue reading
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