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Ask Greg: How Do I Get Faster in the Olympic Lifts?
Greg Everett | Ask Greg Everett | January 7 2016 | Comments

Jessica Asks: I've been religiously watching your videos for about a month now and am amazed at the speed at which Aimee gets under the bar!! I’m still a novice at Olympic lifting but have been doing CrossFit here in Miami for over three years. I know she has a huge amount of experience and training but are there any exercises and or techniques that will improve my speed in that area? ...... Continue reading
Ask Greg: Can't Receive the Snatch Low with Heavier Weights
Greg Everett | Ask Greg Everett | December 24 2015 | Comments (7)

Steven Asks: I'm teaching myself the snatch, with your videos and book, and have a technique question. With a stick or empty bar I receive the bar in a decent squat, but as I put weight on the bar, or as I get tired, I receive higher and higher. My lift turns into a power snatch unintentionally. I'm lifting half my bodyweight, and can do overhead squats with the weight, or actually snatch a ...... Continue reading
Ask Greg: Weightlifting Training Frequency & Volume
Greg Everett | Ask Greg Everett | December 17 2015 | Comments (1)

Mike Asks: Please consider a Newsletter or other forum for discussing the rationale and recovery implications for training multiple days in a row. I know those in the Oly community take it for granted that a 3 or 4 on, 1 off schedule is standard, but to those of us new to the sport it is less obvious why this is so different from any other form of weight training in terms of ability to do th...... Continue reading
Ask Greg: Moving Faster Under the Bar
Greg Everett | Ask Greg Everett | December 10 2015 | Comments

Becky Asks: I've been Crossfitting for about 2 years, but in the last 5 months I've been trying to improve my Olympic lifts. What are some good exercises to help me get under the bar faster? I have flexibility issues, so my squat isn't perfect, which adds to the problem. But I'm just not fast enough yet. Thanks so much for your help! Greg Says: Your movement under the bar can be slow for a few ...... Continue reading
Should I Give Up on the Split Jerk?
Greg Everett | Ask Greg Everett | June 30 2014 | Comments (3)

Jessica Asks: As a novice female lifter I have issues with my split jerk drive. I start fine with the dip but always go forward on the drive no matter how hard I fight it. It's less so when I power jerk but I'm not sure whether I should try to switch completely or not given the fact that I just can't move the same weight. Now I'll be the first to admit I need to get stronger and that does play a p...... Continue reading
Jumping in the Snatch
Greg Everett | Ask Greg Everett | May 26 2014 | Comments (5)

Erika Asks: I was debating all day if I should even attempt to ask a question, since I have this lack of self-confidence that comes with other people constantly needing to tell me something. I couldn't believe the article you just posted today, Advice: Sometimes It's Okay. But.... It is regarding exactly that. I Olympic lift at three different gyms. I train specifically for my Olympic lifts at on...... Continue reading
Weightlifting Technique Development
Greg Everett | Ask Greg Everett | May 17 2012 | Comments (8)

Dan Asks: I’m learning lifts for the first time after 20 years of martial arts, and PTing. My approach at the moment is technique, technique, technique – then when I feel I need the weight to progress the technique to add load so that the load is demanded by my technique progress. Eventually I guess my load will start demanding technique if you know what I mean... Also I’m fol...... Continue reading
The Effects of Leg Length & Gut Size on the Olympic Lifts
Greg Everett | Ask Greg Everett | May 15 2012 | Comments (10)

Josh Asks: What changes, mainly in the starting positions of the lifts, will people with long legs/short torso have to make compared to people with short legs/long torso? To what extent will these variations alter the execution of the lifts as well? Similarly, if an individual has an excessively large stomach, clearly the bar path won't be as vertical because the bar must travel around their gu...... Continue reading
Learning Weightlifting Technique Through Imitation
Matt Foreman | Ask Greg Everett | April 2 2012 | Comments (17)

Has it ever occurred to you that weightlifting is a monkey-see-monkey-do activity? I’ve thought a lot about this over the years. If there is one thing I’ve become absolutely convinced of, it’s that most athletes learn primarily by imitation. When people are trying a new athletic skill, like a snatch or a clean, the best tool for their learning is to watch that skil...... Continue reading
Knee Pain: Patellar Tendonitis and Coming Back to Weightlifting
Greg Everett | Ask Greg Everett | March 1 2012 | Comments (12)

Andrew Asks: Been reading your site and came across your Q&A section and figured I'd give it a shot. I am a 25yr old male, 6'3" 230. Here is my dilemma: been training (see crossfit, crossfit football, etc) for about three years now with a recent emphasis on strength gaining starting back in october of last year to prepare for a powerlifting (unassisted) comp this past march. The work m...... Continue reading
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