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Motivation, Aimee Anaya Everett
Motivation
Aimee Anaya Everett  |  January 24 2012  |  Olympic Weightlifting
What do you do when the thing you thought you loved is actually making you miserable? You find the reason. You have a good way of lying to yourself… I think that is where the old saying came from: your heart wants one thing but your mind wants another. Here is my life story. And I am choked up and my eyes are clouded with tears, because I have to admit what I have known all along.  When I train I listen to Vanilla Ice. I bounce around to Britney Spears and Michael Jackson. I stre......
Coach, I totally get it now! Coaching Cues, Matt Foreman
Coach, I totally get it now! Coaching Cues
Matt Foreman  |  January 20 2012  |  Olympic Weightlifting
Here’s a weird little phenomenon to think about, because it’s something that works as a blessing for an athlete and an irritation for a coach.    In your time as a lifter, have you ever had a situation where somebody gives you a technical piece of advice that totally makes everything click? This is probably a small suggestion, usually from a random person who isn’t your regular coach, and you feel like the secret of the universe has been unlocked when you hear ......
The Point: Technique for Olympic Weightlifting, Greg Everett
The Point: Technique for Olympic Weightlifting
Greg Everett  |  January 17 2012  |  Olympic Weightlifting
I spend a lot of time on this website and elsewhere discussing weightlifting technique, often in intolerably boring detail. Why technical proficiency is necessary and important is been mentioned with regard to things like CrossFit™ and athletic training, but it occurred to me last night that I can’t think of a time when I’ve said explicitly why it’s important for… weightlifters. Maybe this is unnecessary and I’m concerned for no reason, but presumably you&......
Maybe They're Not THAT Bad: Personalities in the Gym, Matt Foreman
Maybe They're Not THAT Bad: Personalities in the Gym
Matt Foreman  |  January 11 2012  |  Olympic Weightlifting
I’m just going to ask you a blunt question, okay? Here it goes.   How often do you have to spend time in the gym with people you don’t like?   Think about the times, present or past, when you have to be around somebody you basically can’t stand. This might be somebody you have to train with as an athlete, somebody you coach, or maybe somebody you have to work with in some other way. Whatever the situation, this person bugs the hell out of you. I hate to ......
The Simplest Olympic Weightlifting Program in the World, Greg Everett
The Simplest Olympic Weightlifting Program in the World
Greg Everett  |  January 5 2012  |  Olympic Weightlifting
I've written down this same program so many times for so many people, I thought it would make sense to put it down here for other people to use. I'm sure things that look a lot like this have been floating around for decades because it makes perfect sense and is remarkably simple. I think I may have stuck it or something very similar in a newsletter at some point in the last couple years as well. The basic structure is as follows: Day 1 Snatch Snatch Pull Front Squat Day 2 Jerk Pus......
A Thank-You and a Warning, Matt Foreman
A Thank-You and a Warning
Matt Foreman  |  December 26 2011  |  Olympic Weightlifting
You don’t do sloppy work at your job, do you?   If you’re an airplane mechanic, you don’t just spray some WD40 on a malfunctioning engine and then say, “That’s all I can do. I hope this sucker holds together.”   If you’re a paramedic, you don’t give an aspirin to a screaming car accident victim and then go sit down to have a sandwich.    If you’re a stay-at-home mom, you don’t lie on your couch and watch soap o......
Flexibility for the Overhead Squat, Greg Everett
Flexibility for the Overhead Squat
Greg Everett  |  December 12 2011  |  Olympic Weightlifting
Bob Asks: Sorry if this is covered elsewhere, but I could not find it in Greg’s book (which I own) or on the website. I am 44 and just starting O-lifting lessons here in Singapore. Working the normal progressions w/ a shower curtain rod. Am nearly 6’5”, so flexibility is a problem for me…have made reasonable progress with the legs, but seem to be stuck on my overhead squat. Can barely get down to a quarter squat while holding the shower curtain rod overhead when it b......
Assistance Exercises With Cool Freaky Names, Matt Foreman
Assistance Exercises With Cool Freaky Names
Matt Foreman  |  November 8 2011  |  Olympic Weightlifting
I was inspired by Greg’s recent blog post about the heaving snatch balance. What an idea…doing a quick write-up on a specific exercise instead of training philosophy, etc. Also, I always thought the name “heaving snatch balance” was interesting. I wonder who named it that. Having the word “heaving” attached to a barbell exercise is pretty unique, and it makes me wonder about how many other creative words we can add to the names of lifts.&n......
How to keep the PRs Rolling, Mike Gray
How to keep the PRs Rolling
Mike Gray  |  October 28 2011  |  Olympic Weightlifting
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 150K”! There aren’t many things better for a lifter than a new PR. It feels so good and we......
Heaving Snatch Balance: I'm Sorry for Doubting You, Greg Everett
Heaving Snatch Balance: I'm Sorry for Doubting You
Greg Everett  |  October 27 2011  |  Olympic Weightlifting
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 position and the bar on your back with a snatch grip. Dip at the knees smoothly and heave the bar up ......
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