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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 ......
Don't let my patella hit you in the face, Matt Foreman
Don't let my patella hit you in the face
Matt Foreman  |  October 18 2011  |  Olympic Weightlifting
“Ouch, that looks like it really hurts your knees!”   If you’re a weightlifter, try to make a mental list of how many times you’ve heard somebody say this to you. Irritating, isn’t it? Civilians have always seemed to have this perception that weightlifting is a bone snapping slaughterhouse where it’s just a matter of time before you jump into the bottom position of a clean and your patella will fire out of your body and shoot across the room. I guess it......
I lost my technique, and now I'm upset, Matt Foreman
I lost my technique, and now I'm upset
Matt Foreman  |  October 10 2011  |  Olympic Weightlifting
I’ve always thought that one of the most frustrating things about being a weightlifter is that you can lose your technique.   Let me explain what I mean when I say “lose your technique,” although anybody who has been an Olympic lifter for any extended time period already knows exactly what I’m talking about. So…you’re learning the snatch and the clean and jerk, which are probably two of the most difficult skills in any branch of athletics. Yo......
The Power Snatch: Uses & Cautions, Greg Everett
The Power Snatch: Uses & Cautions
Greg Everett  |  October 5 2011  |  Olympic Weightlifting
I’ve nearly always defined a power snatch (or clean) by a receipt above a parallel squat. This is how I was taught. For the most part, I continue to use this definition because it’s served me fine. However, at times I change my expectations based on what I want achieved. My other definition is no less than a 90-degree angle at the knee. This is a considerably higher receiving position—there is no question at this height of whether or not a lift can be classified as power. You w......
Sewage Shake, Mike Gray
Sewage Shake
Mike Gray  |  September 18 2011  |  Olympic Weightlifting
I dig the nutritional aspect of the weightlifting game. I really try to get the most out of what I eat and I love to come in just under my weight while trying to hold onto the most amount of muscle I can. Watching what I eat has always been pretty important to me and having to make weight gives me even more reason to really think about what I consume. I have read plenty about post-workout nutrition and I understand its importance so I devised a shake that tries to encompass everything I bel......
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