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Learning the Olympic Lifts Lifts at Age 40
Greg Everett | Ask Greg Everett | February 23 2012 | Comments (12)

Vincenzo Asks: Hello Greg. I'm a 40 years Italian man. I train with weights since I was 16 years old. I stopped train at 32 years to resume in February 2011. Since then I train 3 times a week with just squats, deadlifts, bench press, press and power clean. I would like to know how your book could help me for learning the power clean, the power snatch and the power jerk (or push jerk). I think I...... Continue reading
The Pusher Don't Care: Ibuprofen and Weightlifting
Matt Foreman | Olympic Weightlifting | February 16 2012 | Comments (9)

What’s your opinion about ibuprofen?   I know it’s a subject that some of you probably aren’t hip to. Based on what I’ve seen on Catalyst Athletics, I think we’ve got pretty educated readers. It’s obvious from the comments I see on this website that many of you do thorough research on things, so I’m sure there are a lot of you who have don...... Continue reading
Six Truths of Olympic Weightlifting Technique
Greg Everett | Olympic Weightlifting | February 14 2012 | Comments (9)

When it comes to weightlifting technique, there are disagreements. Some are legitimate, some are questionable, and a few are downright silly. But when you sift through it all, there are a few universal Truths when it comes to the snatch and clean. If you can make these following six things happen with a given technical style, you can probably make it work for you. Truth 1: The lifter and barbel...... Continue reading
What a Lovely Bottom: The Snatch & Clean Receiving Positions
Matt Foreman | Olympic Weightlifting | February 2 2012 | Comments (15)

Okay, a little personal information is necessary to write this post. I have to talk about myself so I can transition into talking about you. For those of you who don’t know, I had a major knee surgery back in June 2011. It was ACL reconstruction, which is the big kahuna. My surgeon told me that I would be able to expect the following recovery progression after the operati...... Continue reading
The Russian Baby Maker: The Best Hip Stretch You've Never Heard Of
Greg Everett | Mobility & Training Preparation | January 30 2012 | Comments (17)

I’ve mentioned the Russian Baby Maker a few times now on the website but have only managed to describe it briefly within a long article about warming-up. It’s a bit tough to describe without images and the name is sufficiently intriguing enough to generate quite a few requests for more information (Yes, I named it; no, I won't explain. You may be assured it's funny.) The most import...... Continue reading
Dilemmas of Competition and Retirement
Matt Foreman | Olympic Weightlifting | January 29 2012 | Comments (2)

I love it when I read things that get me thinking, because that’s when I get ideas for stuff to write.   One of the recent posts on this blog was from my friend Aimee Anaya Everett Fergie Madonna Spears, and one of the big questions in it was whether or not she wants to continue competing in weightlifting.  Powerful writing with tons of heartfelt honesty, as is always the case wi...... Continue reading
Motivation
Aimee Anaya Everett | Olympic Weightlifting | January 24 2012 | Comments (33)

What do you do when the thing you thought you loved is actually making you miserable? You find the reason. You have a good way of lying to yourself… I think that is where the old saying came from: your heart wants one thing but your mind wants another. Here is my life story. And I am choked up and my eyes are clouded with tears, because I have to admit what I have known all along.  ...... Continue reading
Coach, I Totally Get It Now! Coaching Cues in Weightlifting
Matt Foreman | Olympic Weightlifting | January 20 2012 | Comments (4)

Here’s a weird little phenomenon to think about, because it’s something that works as a blessing for an athlete and an irritation for a coach.    In your time as a lifter, have you ever had a situation where somebody gives you a technical piece of advice that totally makes everything click? This is probably a small suggestion, usually from a random person who isn&rsquo...... Continue reading
The Point: Technique for Olympic Weightlifting
Greg Everett | Olympic Weightlifting | January 17 2012 | Comments (7)

I spend a lot of time on this website and elsewhere discussing weightlifting technique, often in intolerably boring detail. Why technical proficiency is necessary and important is been mentioned with regard to things like CrossFit™ and athletic training, but it occurred to me last night that I can’t think of a time when I’ve said explicitly why it’s important for… we...... Continue reading
Conditioning Circuit Design
Greg Everett | General Training | January 11 2012 | Comments (3)

Nathan Says: Hi Greg and Aimee, Before I ask a question, I'd just like to say thank you for all the knowledge you have provided in your book. It is simply the best book on the market and will be for a long time to come. It has made me a better athlete, but more importantly, a better coach for it. Thank You. I have always been an advocate of the shorter conditioning circuit as opposed to the 20+...... Continue reading
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