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Everett Volume Squat Cycle
Greg Everett | Olympic Weightlifting | March 18 2011 | Comments (15)

One of the requests that came in numerous times during our reader survey was to see actual training programs for individuals. I have posted sample weeks a couple times before, and I believe one entire program, but never in complete detail. I'm reluctant to post the programs I write for my better lifters simply because I like playing that kind of stuff close to the chest. I may get over that eve...... Continue reading
Correcting Jerk Weaknesses
Greg Everett | Olympic Weightlifting | March 11 2011 | Comments (11)

Gerasimos Asks: Hello i want to ask a question about jerk training. When a lifter has a weak jerk (strength or technique) is better to perform jerk and assistance exercises in front or behind the head? There are a huge number of possible causes for problems with the jerk. Since this question explicitly asks about both strength and technique, yet doesn't describe any specific issue, I'll tr...... Continue reading
How Heavy is Too Heavy? Choosing Training Weights
Greg Everett | General Training | February 25 2011 | Comments

"So when I lift I always shoot for best form over loading the weight. I don’t do 1RM’s mostly because I have no huge fantasies of lifting a shit ton of weight and I’m mostly looking to just better my over all strength to apply it to sports. I do “heavy” days but I only load the weight as much as I can still maintaining my depth (ass to feet of course), kne...... Continue reading
Predicting Snatch and Clean & Jerk 1RMs
Greg Everett | Olympic Weightlifting | February 18 2011 | Comments (4)

Iain Asks: What do you use as a predictor for a 1rm in the snatch and clean & jerk in training/ competition? (I know that there can be many many variables to consider) This is an interesting question because there are no straightforward answers and a good number of opinions on how to approach it. First let’s talk about training and then we’ll get to competition. For all...... Continue reading
Kettlebell Swings: Overhead or Traditional
Greg Everett | General Training | January 14 2011 | Comments (9)

I want to address the swing in response to an email I got about it. Those of you who pay attention to CrossFit are familiar with the practice of continuing the kettlebell swing overhead rather than the traditional level. The question I got was basically why do either, and is there any sort of injury risk or similar with the overhead swing? Most of the time I prefer the traditional swing, and al...... Continue reading
The Kipping Pull-up: How to Do It Safely and Use it in Training
Greg Everett | General Training | December 31 2010 | Comments (16)

The kipping pull-up has been a point of vehement contention since its popularization by CrossFit; one camp tells the world it’s the only way to create complete elite athletic dominance and will possibly cure all known disease, and the other claims they will fail to develop much of anything athletic but will completely destroy your shoulders. It seems unlikely that either of these is en...... Continue reading
Eliminating the Stopwatch: Timing Workouts
Greg Everett | General Training | December 21 2010 | Comments (13)

One of the defining characteristics of CrossFit training is the use of a stopwatch or clock to time workouts. This practice is often regarded as being integral to the effectiveness of the training by turning each workout into a competition and making training “measurable”. I’ve used this approach in the past; prior to my introduction to CrossFit, I never used it with myself or my...... Continue reading
Start of Days: Cortisol & Stress
Cameron Conaway | Editorial | November 30 2010 | Comments (7)

There are movies, books, songs, political advertisements, religious texts and environmental organizations that use the phrase “end of days.” As a studied poet, I’m trained to flip clichés like rocks to see what is underneath. As an MMA coach and personal trainer, I’m trained to sift through science then apply these findings to my clients. How does the start of day...... Continue reading
Grip Strength and Training for Weightlifting
Greg Everett | Olympic Weightlifting | November 26 2010 | Comments

Grip for the snatch and clean is a topic very important to me personally as someone with relatively small hands. For most lifters my size, grip is not an issue because they tend to have fairly large hands and easily get better coverage on the bar. Even my lovely wife Aimee's fingers are almost as long as mine, and she gets to lift on a bar 3 mm smaller. There are a million ways to train gri...... Continue reading
The Push Press: Use Your Legs
Greg Everett | Olympic Weightlifting | November 13 2010 | Comments (2)

An exercise I use very frequently both in training and teaching is the push press. The push press has tremendous utility in a multitude of senses and should definitely be a staple of any strength training program. As an intermediary between the press and the jerk, the push press largely splits the difference and shares features of both the press and jerk. Interestingly (at least to me), I see ...... Continue reading
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