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Pull Down for a Better Turnover in the Snatch & Clean
Greg Everett | Quick Tips | August 24 2012 | Comments (3)

Having external rotation strength to turn the bar over in the snatch or having quick elbows in the turnover of the clean is great, but you can't have a quick turnover in either lif... Continue reading
10 More Things New Weightlifters Should Know
Mike Gray | Olympic Weightlifting | August 22 2012 | Comments (3)

1. More isn’t always better, it’s just more. 2. After a PR, you get 24 hours to enjoy it. Then get your ass back to work. If you are anything like me, sleeping that night will be hard. 3. If you feel great full lifts, if you feel a bit off t... Continue reading
Something We Learned At The Olympics: Big Goals
Matt Foreman | Olympic Weightlifting | August 13 2012 | Comments (8)

Hopefully, you all got to watch a lot of weightlifting action at the Olympics over the last couple of weeks. NBCOlympics.com is like a gift from the heavens, showing complete repla... Continue reading
10 Things All New Weightlifters Should Know
Mike Gray | Olympic Weightlifting | August 6 2012 | Comments (8)

1. Learn the correct terms. Snatch, Clean and Jerk. Then learn Power Snatch, Power Clean and Power Jerk. Then keep going until you can name every lift on Greg’s video showcase with out notes. 2. Learn kilos. I am at the point where I convert pounds to... Continue reading
People Who Lift Weights...And Weightlifters
Matt Foreman | Editorial | July 30 2012 | Comments (49)

A few years ago, I wrote a Performance Menu article about the difference between two types of people: those who lift weights, and those who are weightlifters. You might not have read it because it’s pretty old and I didn’t include it in Bones of Ir... Continue reading
Weightlifting Competition Etiquette
Bob Takano | Olympic Weightlifting | July 27 2012 | Comments (11)

Back in the 1980’s one of my most diligent athletes was Mike Regnier, who was not only lifting but working on a neuroscience Ph.D at the same time. In spite of the heavy time demands, Mike rarely missed training sessions. One day he brought his then gi... Continue reading
Dos and Don'ts of Meet Day: Weightlifting Competition Preparation
Mike Gray | Olympic Weightlifting | July 24 2012 | Comments (14)

These are the do’s and don’ts of what to do and not do on meet day that I have either watched or experienced myself over the years.  1.    &nb... Continue reading
Lifting for Revenge
Matt Foreman | Olympic Weightlifting | July 17 2012 | Comments (6)

Alternative teeny rock isn’t my number-one choice of music, but there are a few songs in the genre that I dig. One of them is “Misery Business” by the band Paramore. The lyrics were written by their lead singer, a little peach named Hayley Wi... Continue reading
The Trouble with Pulls: Snatch & Clean Pull Weights
Greg Everett | Olympic Weightlifting | July 9 2012 | Comments (12)

Traditionally, snatch and clean pulls are prescribed as a percentage of a lifter’s maximum snatch or clean. This generally keeps pulls appropriately quick and technically sou... Continue reading
Sample One-Week Weightlifting Training Program
Matt Foreman | Olympic Weightlifting | July 8 2012 | Comments (7)

A lot of you guys are Performance Menu subscribers, right? For those of you who are, you might have noticed that we’ve been running a special section in the magazine for the ... Continue reading
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