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Oh, and Don't Forget... The Bulgarian System
Bob Takano | Olympic Weightlifting | October 7 2013 | Comments (1)

I continue to hear about lifters that are fascinated with the Bulgarian method of training, practice it and swear that it is THE WAY to train. I’m speaking about the practice of going up to max singles on every lift every training day. We first heard... Continue reading
Lift Before You Lift: Weightlifting Training Warm-ups
Greg Everett | Olympic Weightlifting | October 1 2013 | Comments (2)

You all know how I feel about warming up. I've spent a lot of time explaining it. If you've missed it somehow, I'll distill my thesis to its essence: If you're not warming-up, yo... Continue reading
Mom! The Meatloaf! Composure in Weightlifting
Matt Foreman | Olympic Weightlifting | September 30 2013 | Comments (10)

I told a lie recently. One of my students asked me, “What’s your most embarrassing moment ever?” I replied with, “I can’t really think of one, beca... Continue reading
I Wish...
Mike Gray | Editorial | September 26 2013 | Comments (6)

I wish I liked the clean and jerk as much I like the snatch. I wish I liked to work as much I love going to the gym to lift. I wish I liked mobility work. I wish I had bought 100 pairs of the Adidas 2008 AdiStar shoes because apparently every dude bet... Continue reading
Your Pain Tolerance, And Your Creamy Filling: Types of Weightlifters
Matt Foreman | Olympic Weightlifting | September 16 2013 | Comments (4)

Let’s take a look at your pain tolerance. I don’t need to tell you that weightlifting involves dealing with some pain. And this blog would be about six lines long if... Continue reading
How To Fix Disgusting Mutant Weightlifting Technique
Matt Foreman | Olympic Weightlifting | September 2 2013 | Comments (4)

We were talking about building great technique in my last blog post, and I used the phrase “disgusting mutant CrossFit power snatch technique” to describe what it looks... Continue reading
The 1,000 Rep Problem: Weightlifting Technique
Matt Foreman | Olympic Weightlifting | August 19 2013 | Comments (15)

I need to use a hypothetical situation (and a hypothetical conversation) to get to the point of this post. So visualize this with me… The situation is a workout where I&r... Continue reading
Your Tribe
Mike Gray | Editorial | August 8 2013 | Comments (1)

Tribe defined by Merriam Webster: A group of persons having a common character, occupation, or interest. I remember vividly my first few months of weightlifting. I have lifted weights in some style since high school, but had never dabbled in Olympic lifting... Continue reading
Why Strippers Would Be Good Weightlifters
Matt Foreman | Olympic Weightlifting | August 5 2013 | Comments (16)

Do you like it when people look at you? Seriously, answer the question. It’s pretty simple, brothers and sisters. When you know people are watching you, do you enjoy it? Or does it make you all uncomfortable and squirmy? Think about some famous peo... Continue reading
Weightlifting Technique with Evidence: Lifting the Feet in the Snatch & Clean
Matt Foreman | Olympic Weightlifting | July 22 2013 | Comments (19)

Look at the pictures you see to the right (click to enlarge). Go ahead, look at them for a minute. Pretty cool, huh? Yeah, they’re awesome. You know what’s even... Continue reading
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