Home   |   Contact   |   Help   |   Mobile
olympic weightlifting, weightlifting, snatch, clean, jerk
ARTICLES BY CATEGORY
Olympic Weightlifting Articles


Displaying 28 — 37 of 151
First << Previous Next >> Last

Lineage & Legacy, Greg Everett
Lineage & Legacy
Greg Everett  |  November 13 2013  |  Olympic Weightlifting
Lineage in coaching is a very meaningful idea to me. It’s something I believe is overlooked to a stunning extent in weightlifting—less in the competitive weightlifting community than in the larger community of weightlifting including everyone involved in one form or another, often primarily or exclusively on the internet. And most troubling, it seems evident that giving credit and paying respect to lineage is often not overlooked, but actually intentionally avoided. Presumably the in......
Technical Glitches I'm Seeing A Lot These Days, Pt.2, Matt Foreman
Technical Glitches I'm Seeing A Lot These Days, Pt.2
Matt Foreman  |  November 12 2013  |  Olympic Weightlifting
Okay, it’s time for the sequel. A couple of weeks ago, I started a three-part series of blogs about technique problems that are running rampant with new lifters these days. The first one was about the deliberate slow pull from the floor. This one is about the jerk. Big surprise, right? The jerk is a nemesis for a lot of you. You spend all day cleaning big weights and then watching them crash down to the platform when you try to stick them overhead. When it first started, it was frustrat......
Homeostasis: The Basis of Training, Bob Takano
Homeostasis: The Basis of Training
Bob Takano  |  November 5 2013  |  Olympic Weightlifting
A couple of weeks ago I wrote a blog post about protoplasm. I think that periodically it helps to refresh our minds about the medium with which we coaches are working and so I’ve gone ahead and written down some thoughts about how protoplasm works with respect to training. These concepts are important for coaches, both new and veteran, to keep in mind as they go about restructuring and re-engineering the protoplasm of their athletes. The concept of homeostasis is an absolutely vital o......
Technical Glitches I'm Seeing A LOT These Days, Pt.1, Matt Foreman
Technical Glitches I'm Seeing A LOT These Days, Pt.1
Matt Foreman  |  October 28 2013  |  Olympic Weightlifting
Believe it or not, I hate writing about weightlifting technique. No matter what you say, somebody is going to disagree or challenge it. Even if you write one of the most basic, universally understood ideas in weightlifting, it’ll still get second-guessed by some keyboard legend. I could write "To win weightlifting competitions, you have to lift more weight than your competitors" and some numbnuts would tell me I was wrong. This gets annoying. But I'm gonna write about techniqu......
A Weightlifting Lesson From Miley Cyrus, Matt Foreman
A Weightlifting Lesson From Miley Cyrus
Matt Foreman  |  October 14 2013  |  Olympic Weightlifting
A few days ago, Miley Cyrus got on the Today Show and told Matt Lauer that people are no longer sexual after they turn 40. I think this is bad news for a lot of us, especially weightlifters. You see, many of you are starting to get a little older. I’ve learned a lot about the people who read the articles and blogs on Catalyst, and I know we’ve got a wide range of ages. Some of you are in your 20s, but a lot of you are in your 30s and 40s too (and older). This is why Miley&rsqu......
Oh, and Don't Forget... The Bulgarian System, Bob Takano
Oh, and Don't Forget... The Bulgarian System
Bob Takano  |  October 7 2013  |  Olympic Weightlifting
I continue to hear about lifters that are fascinated with the Bulgarian method of training, practice it and swear that it is THE WAY to train. I’m speaking about the practice of going up to max singles on every lift every training day. We first heard about this approach when Dr. Terry Todd wrote an article about Naim Suleymanoglu’s lifting for Sports Illustrated in 1984. Most of us were stunned as we had never heard about such a radical departure from accepted training orthodoxy......
Lift Before You Lift, Greg Everett
Lift Before You Lift
Greg Everett  |  October 1 2013  |  Olympic Weightlifting
You all know how I feel about warming up. I've spent a lot of time explaining it. If you've missed it somehow, I'll distill my thesis to its essence: If you're not warming-up, you're not tough or elite, you're lazy. Aside from warming up in a general way, we can do some things specific to weightlifting to help even more specifically with the lift(s) we're about to do. These are just a few of my favorite pre-lift lifts. Sots Presses… But Don’t Call One of Them That T......
MOM!! THE MEATLOAF!!, Matt Foreman
MOM!! THE MEATLOAF!!
Matt Foreman  |  September 30 2013  |  Olympic Weightlifting
I told a lie recently. One of my students asked me, “What’s your most embarrassing moment ever?” I replied with, “I can’t really think of one, because I don’t get embarrassed easily.” The part about not getting embarrassed easily is true, but it’s a lie to say that I can’t think of a most embarrassing moment. I can definitely think of one, and I’m going to tell you what it is. I got pissed off in a workout one day and I kicked......
I Wish..., Mike Gray
I Wish...
Mike Gray  |  September 26 2013  |  Olympic Weightlifting
I wish I liked the clean and jerk as much I like the snatch. I wish I liked to work as much I love going to the gym to lift. I wish I liked mobility work. I wish I had bought 100 pairs of the Adidas 2008 AdiStar shoes because apparently every dude between the ages of 15 and 50 think those will make him become Klokov according to the prices they are going for on Ebay I wish my knee’s would feel like they do in 7mm Rehbands and heavy dose of Sombra, all the time. I wish my qua......
Your Pain Tolerance, And Your Creamy Filling, Matt Foreman
Your Pain Tolerance, And Your Creamy Filling
Matt Foreman  |  September 16 2013  |  Olympic Weightlifting
Let’s take a look at your pain tolerance. I don’t need to tell you that weightlifting involves dealing with some pain. And this blog would be about six lines long if I applied the old “just suck it up and deal with it” mentality to the whole issue. We could just blurt out that mantra and be done with it. But here’s the thing, brothers and sisters… It’s not always as simple as “just suck it up and deal with it.” There are a few things ......
Displaying 28 — 37 of 151
First << Previous Next >> Last




Books, weightlifting, fitness, nutrition, strength, conditioning

Cooking for Health & Performance Volume 2 [E-Book]
Cooking for Health & Performance Volume 2 [E-Book]
Olympic Weightlifting: A Complete Guide for Athletes & Coaches
Olympic Weightlifting: A Complete Guide for Athletes & Coaches
Cooking for Health & Performance Volume 1 [E-Book]
Cooking for Health & Performance Volume 1 [E-Book]
Olympic Weightlifting for Sports
Olympic Weightlifting for Sports
Get Our Newsletter

Sign up for our free newsletter to get training tips and stay up to date on Catalyst Athletics AND get a free issue of the Performance Menu journal.


Search Articles

Article Categories

Olympic Weightlifting
General Training
Quick Tips
Ask Greg
Mobility & Training Preparation
Nutrition
Editorial
Equipment
Show All Articles
Sort Articles by Author

Sort Articles by Date




Funny Crossfit Shirts
The largest variety of funny crossfit shirts for guys and girls.

Advertise With Us
Subscribe to the Performance Menu Magazine
Subscribe to our Newsletter

Get training tips and Catalyst news AND get a free issue of the Performance Menu journal.

ASK GREG

Submit your question to be answered by Greg Everett in the Performance Menu or on the website

Submit Your Question
WEIGHTLIFTING TEAM

Catalyst Athletics is a USA Weightlifting team of competitive Olympic-style weightlifters with multiple national team medals.

Read More
Olympic Weightlifting: A DVD Guide to Learning & Teaching the Snatch and Clean & Jerk by Greg Everett
Catalyst Athletics
Contact Us
About
Help
Newsletter
Products & Services
Gym
Store
Seminars
Weightlifting Team
Performance Menu
Magazine Home
Subscriber Login
Issues
Articles
Workouts
About the Program
Workout Archives
Exercise Demos
Text Only
Instructional Content
Exercise Demos
Video Gallery
Free Articles
Free Recipes
Resources
Recommended Books & DVDs
Olympic Weightlifting Guide
Discussion Forum
Weight Conversion Calculator