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Lowering the Bar Between Reps in the Snatch, Clean and Jerk
Greg Everett | Olympic Weightlifting | April 16 2012 | Comments (4)

Generally snatches, cleans and jerks are dropped to the floor after the completion of successful reps. But when an athlete is doing multiple reps of the snatch or clean from the hang, or multiple consecutive reps in the jerk, push press or other overhead lifts, the athlete will need to lower the bar under control to the appropriate position. This can be intimidating and made unnecessarily difficul...... Continue reading
The Superhero Complex: Stretch & Activate Easily for Squats
Greg Everett | Mobility & Training Preparation | April 9 2012 | Comments (6)

Easily the most common problem people bring up with regard to squatting is an inability to maintain the arch in their backs as they sit into the bottom position. This is not a complex problem, but that doesn’t mean it’s easy to fix. Improving flexibility can be a long and tedious process, but the sooner you commit to it, the sooner you’ll get some traction and see progress. Be...... Continue reading
Learning Weightlifting Technique Through Imitation
Matt Foreman | Ask Greg Everett | April 2 2012 | Comments (17)

Has it ever occurred to you that weightlifting is a monkey-see-monkey-do activity? I’ve thought a lot about this over the years. If there is one thing I’ve become absolutely convinced of, it’s that most athletes learn primarily by imitation. When people are trying a new athletic skill, like a snatch or a clean, the best tool for their learning is to watch that skil...... Continue reading
Back to the Bottom: Squat Stance in the Snatch and Clean
Matt Foreman | Olympic Weightlifting | March 20 2012 | Comments (2)

  I went to a weightlifting meet last weekend where almost sixty lifters were competing. It was a huge contest and a very long day, but it was a great one too. As with all local meets, there was a wide range of athletes in attendance. I recognized a few experienced names from recent national championship competitions, and of course there was also a large crowd of newcomers who were...... Continue reading
Hot Streaks in Weightlifting, Volume Two
Matt Foreman | Olympic Weightlifting | March 9 2012 | Comments (2)

Have you ever sat down and written out your lifting goals on paper? I think it’s part of being on a hot streak. When your lifts are going through the roof, you start to think about how much progress you’re going to make in the future months based on what you’ve done recently. So you plan out a month-to-month max out schedule, or maybe you plan out a whole year of m...... Continue reading
Knee Pain: Patellar Tendonitis and Coming Back to Weightlifting
Greg Everett | Ask Greg Everett | March 1 2012 | Comments (12)

Andrew Asks: Been reading your site and came across your Q&A section and figured I'd give it a shot. I am a 25yr old male, 6'3" 230. Here is my dilemma: been training (see crossfit, crossfit football, etc) for about three years now with a recent emphasis on strength gaining starting back in october of last year to prepare for a powerlifting (unassisted) comp this past march. The work m...... Continue reading
Hot Streaks in Weightlifting, Volume One
Matt Foreman | Olympic Weightlifting | February 28 2012 | Comments (2)

Let’s talk about “hot streaks.”   Plainly stated, a hot streak is a time period where you’re making major progress. Training is basically perfect, competitions are huge successes, and personal records are falling like Irishmen on payday. It’s a phase you hit where you’re just kicking serious ass, plain and simple. You’re en fuego! &n...... Continue reading
Learning the Olympic Lifts Lifts at Age 40
Greg Everett | Ask Greg Everett | February 23 2012 | Comments (13)

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 (12)

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
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