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How to keep the PRs Rolling
Mike Gray | Olympic Weightlifting | October 28 2011 | Comments (6)

Remember your first year or two of Olympic Weightlifting when you were literally hitting PR’s every week? Remember how awesome that felt? I remember guys who would train at the same place I did actually start plotting where they would be a year from where they were at the time and say things like “Well if I keep up at this rate I am snatching 80k now but in a year I should be doing 150...... Continue reading
Heaving Snatch Balance: I'm Sorry for Doubting You
Greg Everett | Olympic Weightlifting | October 27 2011 | Comments (8)

Until maybe a year ago, I typically wrote off the heaving snatch balance as more of a piece in a teaching progression than a useful exercise. But in the last year, I've started using it more and more with some of my lifters and have decided it's actually one of my favorite exercises. First, for those of you not familiar with the exercise, it's pretty simple: Start with the feet in your squat p...... Continue reading
Keep Your Eyes on the Road, Your Hands Upon the Wheel: Committing to a Training Program
Matt Foreman | General Training | October 25 2011 | Comments

MULTI-TASKING!! Everybody knows what this is, right? I’m sure you do, because our society is obsessed with it. We’re all expected to be able to juggle several jobs at the same time, making every one perfect and not showing any fatigue or frazzle. That’s the way of the world nowadays. No wonder you can’t watch TV for more than ten minutes anymore wit...... Continue reading
Weighted Dips for Football Players
Greg Everett | Ask Greg Everett | October 24 2011 | Comments (1)

Joe Says: Hey guys I am a new subscriber to your site its awesome! I have a question for you? Our OL coach (High School Football) wants the entire OL/DL to do heavy weighted dips after each workout. I am opposed to this for several reasons. Kids use lousy form on dips! We do Bench Press and Pushups once a week adding 5 reps on the pushups each week.( I feel that’s more than en...... Continue reading
Don't Let My Patella Hit You in the Face: The Myth of Weightlifting's Danger
Matt Foreman | Olympic Weightlifting | October 18 2011 | Comments (5)

“Ouch, that looks like it really hurts your knees!”   If you’re a weightlifter, try to make a mental list of how many times you’ve heard somebody say this to you. Irritating, isn’t it? Civilians have always seemed to have this perception that weightlifting is a bone snapping slaughterhouse where it’s just a matter of time before you jump into the bottom p...... Continue reading
I Lost My Weightlifting Technique and Now I'm Upset
Matt Foreman | Olympic Weightlifting | October 10 2011 | Comments (6)

I’ve always thought that one of the most frustrating things about being a weightlifter is that you can lose your technique.   Let me explain what I mean when I say “lose your technique,” although anybody who has been an Olympic lifter for any extended time period already knows exactly what I’m talking about. So…you’re learning the snatch and the cle...... Continue reading
Midnight Shakes for Weight Gain
Greg Everett | General Training | October 7 2011 | Comments (1)

Anyone who has ever tried to gain a significant amount of weight has tried or at least heard of taking down a protein shake in the middle of the night. Most importantly, this is an opportunity to bump up caloric intake in a 24-hour period without adding more food to what is probably already an inconveniently and uncomfortably large amount. Some will also argue that it helps supply more raw materia...... Continue reading
The Power Snatch: Uses & Cautions
Greg Everett | Olympic Weightlifting | October 5 2011 | Comments (5)

I’ve nearly always defined a power snatch (or clean) by a receipt above a parallel squat. This is how I was taught. For the most part, I continue to use this definition because it’s served me fine. However, at times I change my expectations based on what I want achieved. My other definition is no less than a 90-degree angle at the knee. This is a considerably higher receiving position&...... Continue reading
Positive Thinking and Other Crap Like That
Matt Foreman | General Training | September 26 2011 | Comments (9)

Ever have one of those moments that just makes your whole mood sour and pissy? I had one at the 2000 Olympic Trials in New Orleans. I was standing in the warm-up room, watching the best lifters in the country getting ready for battle. It was pretty hardcore being back there, let me tell you. Years earlier, a coach had told me that the intensity in the warm-up room at the Olympic Trials was so ...... Continue reading
Sewage Shake
Mike Gray | Nutrition | September 18 2011 | Comments (4)

I dig the nutritional aspect of the weightlifting game. I really try to get the most out of what I eat and I love to come in just under my weight while trying to hold onto the most amount of muscle I can. Watching what I eat has always been pretty important to me and having to make weight gives me even more reason to really think about what I consume. I have read plenty about post-workout nut...... Continue reading
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