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Tunnel Vision vs. Training ADD
Matt Foreman | Olympic Weightlifting | November 3 2014 | Comments

There’s a right time for almost everything. There’s a time for peace, and a time for war. There’s a time for pizza, and a time for vegetables. There’s a time for celibacy, and a time for festive fornication.   In your weightlifting life, there’s a time for tunnel vision, and a time for training ADD.   Let me give you the definitions of those terms so you...... Continue reading
The 1 Kilo Rule: Set Yourself up for Weightlifting Success
Greg Everett | Olympic Weightlifting | October 27 2014 | Comments (4)

Weightlifting is a sport in which the rate of progress declines pretty reliably over time. That is, the longer you train, the more slowly you make progress. As you reach the time past the beginning and intermediate stages in which progress is measured in small numbers over large spans of time, having sound programming and strategy is even more important. Part of that is doing everything you can to...... Continue reading
Your Arms Are Like Ropes in the Snatch & Clean: True or False?
Matt Foreman | Olympic Weightlifting | October 20 2014 | Comments (4)

“Your arms are like ropes.”   I don’t remember the first time I heard this, but I know it was right in the beginning when I was learning the OLifts. I’ve continued to hear it (and use it) throughout my career.   In case you’ve never heard anybody say this, it’s a technical cue that’s intended to reduce premature arm pull in the snatch or...... Continue reading
I'm Gonna Have Me Some Fun... The Predator Cycle
Mike Gray | General Training | October 13 2014 | Comments (13)

I need to explain the title of this first before I get started. In 1987, I had just finished my freshman year of high school and I went and saw Predator in the theater. This was during Arnold Schwarzenegger’s peak, when Terminator, Commando and the Conans were all coming out and guys across the world were flocking to the gym and buying any book or magazine with him on the cover. This movie i...... Continue reading
A Simple Guide to Weightlifting Competition Warm-ups
Greg Everett | Olympic Weightlifting | October 7 2014 | Comments (1)

One of the most common questions I get through the various media through which I’m connected interminably to the weightlifting world is how to properly warm-up for competition. A lot of people are trying weightlifting competition for the first time and have no coach, and a lot of coaches are finding new athletes who want to try competition, and neither know how exactly it all works in the wa...... Continue reading
(Over) Analyzing & (Over) Coaching in Weightlifting
Matt Foreman | Olympic Weightlifting | September 29 2014 | Comments

I think I’ll get straight to the point with this one. We’re going to take a look at coaches and athletes who overanalyze every lift. Ooohhh, I bet I’m hitting close to home with this subject. We’ve got some guilty parties out there, right? Some of you are lifters, and you pick apart every single rep you perform. Every time you do a snatch, clean, jerk, etc., you f...... Continue reading
Loose Knees = Loose Jerks
Greg Everett | Quick Tips | September 22 2014 | Comments (2)

Stand up and hang out for a moment. Now consider the muscles around your knees - are they tight and fighting to keep your knee from suddenly bending under the weight of your body? Probably not. We stand on a passive knee lock that doesn't require much muscular work. This is handy, as it would get pretty exhausting to be that active at all times just to stand still. The problem occurs when we tr...... Continue reading
The 80% - 90% Gap Weightlifting Program
Matt Foreman | Olympic Weightlifting | September 15 2014 | Comments (7)

I know what you want.   Seriously, I do. I’m using my telepathic powers again. I can see inside your noggin.   You want some new training ideas.   Was I right? (you’re all nodding your heads) Yeah, I knew it.   Okay, I’m gonna give you a program you probably haven’t heard of. Maybe you’ll give it a whirl someday, either using it yourself or...... Continue reading
The Clean and Jerk Rack Positions
Greg Everett | Olympic Weightlifting | September 8 2014 | Comments (4)

Weightlifting has quite a few layers—you can learn the snatch and clean & jerk in a few minutes, but you can then spend a lifetime learning how to perform them better. It’s an odd combination of joy and frustration. There are countless minor details that collectively can make dramatic differences in lift performance—the rack positions for the clean and the jerk are perfect ex...... Continue reading
The Ballsiest Weightlifter in History... and You
Matt Foreman | Olympic Weightlifting | September 3 2014 | Comments (5)

How many of you have heard of an old Soviet weightlifter named Yuri Zakharevich? Probably not many, I’m guessing. He’s one of the greatest in history, but his prime was in the 80s. So he’s before your time, unless you happen to be a veteran or lifting historian. You newbies have never seen anything like Yuri. He lifted like he was sent here from another galaxy. It’s...... Continue reading
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