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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
Jerks: From the Rack or Blocks
Greg Everett | Olympic Weightlifting | June 27 2012 | Comments (15)

Having our new jerk tables delivered this morning made me think of a common question—when and why do you use jerk blocks or tables and when do you just take the jerk from a rack and bring it back down yourself? This of course is an opinion sort of questi... Continue reading
Finding Doctors With Answers
Matt Foreman | Olympic Weightlifting | June 25 2012 | Comments (10)

Let me tell you a fun little story. Back around 1999, I went to see a doctor about the pain in my knees. Like most of you, knee pain was nothing new and I was used to living with it. But in this situation, mine was nasty enough that I decided to take the ad... Continue reading
Adjust for the Jerk or Go Home.
Steve Pan | Quick Tips | June 20 2012 | Comments (4)

What really grinds my gears in weightlifting is seeing people jerk with their arms in the front squat position. I cringe when I imagine them jerking with the elbows so far forward they will have to perform a skull crusher to get the bar up there, fingers barel... Continue reading
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