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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
Change of Pace, Let's Do Some Jerks
Matt Foreman | Olympic Weightlifting | June 18 2012 | Comments (5)

This post will be a little different from what I’ve been putting up lately. I’ve written a lot of stuff in recent weeks about motivation, lifestyle, inspiration, etc. I’ve loved doing it, many of you have given me some really kind words that ... Continue reading
Where Our Work Ethic Comes From
Matt Foreman | Editorial | June 4 2012 | Comments (8)

We all probably realize that work ethic is one of the most essential qualities a weightlifter can have. When you’re really pushing the limits of your ability in this sport, the physical challenges are beyond almost any other type of activity you’ll... Continue reading
Tighten up the Bar, Lifter Will Repeat
Mike Gray | Olympic Weightlifting | May 31 2012 | Comments (7)

Just about 6 years ago I entered my first weightlifting meet. I had been Olympic lifting for about 4 months and wanted to get into a meet before I took off for Iraq for the next 7 months. So there was a group traveling from San Diego up to San Francisco for th... Continue reading
When to Move on, and When to Punch Your Missed Lift in its Stupid Little Mouth
Greg Everett | Olympic Weightlifting | May 28 2012 | Comments (1)

There are times in a lifter’s life when lifts aren’t made. These times are, of course, the absolute worst, and in those moments following a missed lift, athletes can ge... Continue reading
Weightlifting and Relationships....Yeesh
Matt Foreman | Editorial | May 22 2012 | Comments (9)

I once broke up with a girlfriend because I had a bad squat workout. Seriously, I did. I was around twenty at the time, dating this saucy little redhead. We were having a lot of fun for a few months, baking brownies and playing Uno, all the cool stuff you d... Continue reading
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