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American Weightlifting: Forgetting the Big Picture
Greg Everett | Editorial | April 25 2016 | Comments (3)

I think one of the biggest mistakes made in US weightlifting (well... on the Internet by Americans) is an excessive focus on the misguided idea that there are amazing secrets of lift technique we're not aware of that play a dramatic role in the performance disparity between American lifters and their European and Asian counterparts.   I humbly submit that this is untrue, and that the on...... Continue reading
A Closer Look at USAW Teams & Coaches
Greg Everett | Editorial | April 13 2016 | Comments

Floelite published an article showing the number of lifters at the 2016 National Championships qualified by each of the top coaches and teams. Many of the numbers were incorrect, and some have been corrected, but more importantly, I think the numbers showed an incomplete picture of the landscape. I have some more numbers and information to finish that picture. (Note here that I didn't recount ...... Continue reading
Major Changes at Catalyst Athletics
Greg Everett | Editorial | March 31 2016 | Comments (4)

Catalyst Athletics is undergoing a dramatic change. We’re returning to our weightlifting roots—the garage gym.   After 8 years of running our current 5,000 square foot facility in California, and almost 15 years in the gym business, we’re relocating to a small town in central Oregon and exiting the commercial gym business. April 30th will be the last day of the gym’s...... Continue reading
3 Things That Will Make Weightlifting Coaches Dump Athletes
Matt Foreman | Editorial | March 24 2016 | Comments (4)

Right away, I need to make it clear that the title of this article is just a wee bit misleading. I’m approaching this topic from a personal perspective, so it could have been called 3 Things That Will Make Matt Foreman Dump Athletes. However, I’ve been in this sport for a long time and I’ve known a lot of coaches. Many times, I’ve noticed a common set of philosophies, rules...... Continue reading
The New American Open Totals: Why The #$%! Am I Even Doing This?
Matt Foreman | Editorial | March 7 2016 | Comments (2)

So… the qualifying totals for the American Open were released by USA Weightlifting last week.   As many people predicted, the totals are now significantly higher than they were last year. In case you haven’t followed this situation, let me break it down for you quick and easy. The American Open is the second most important weightlifting meet in the United States (after the Nati...... Continue reading
Why American Weightlifting Coaches Are As Good As Anybody
Matt Foreman | Editorial | January 4 2016 | Comments (3)

I’ll openly admit right from the beginning that I’m not sure if this article is going to strike a chord with all of you. I hope it will, because it’s an important subject and I’ve definitely got some things to say about it. But I’m not sure where it’ll catch on regarding you and your lifting. Let’s take a shot at it and see how it goes.    ...... Continue reading
Your Phone Is Helping & Hurting Your Weightlifting Technique
Matt Foreman | Editorial | July 13 2015 | Comments (5)

Believe it or not, I’m gonna show you how your iPhone is connected to your snatch technique problems. You don’t believe me? Fine, keep reading   Your iPhone (or Android or whatever you have) is incredible. Just think for a second about how much stuff it can do. You can talk to people, text people (which is more fun than talking to them), take pictures, record videos, watch YouTu...... Continue reading
Your Weightlifting Behavior on the Internet
Matt Foreman | Editorial | June 29 2015 | Comments (1)

I’m on Facebook quite a bit, and I’m friends with hundreds of weightlifters. This means a lot of lifting videos pop up on my home page every day. People post videos of the big lifts they do in competition, or the gym, etc. Many of you are on FB or Instagram, so you probably see plenty of these too, right?   I like watching them, even if they’re not from big national or int...... Continue reading
How Athletes Become Like Their Coaches: Leadership & Gym Atmosphere
Matt Foreman | Editorial | May 25 2015 | Comments (2)

If you’re an athlete, you’re looking for information that will improve your training. If you’re a coach, you’re looking for information that will improve your program and the way you develop your athletes.   Can we all agree that your daily attitude in the gym is hugely important to your success as both an athlete and coach? I hope so. Programming, technique, etc&hel...... Continue reading
Greg Everett: Building A Dynasty
Greg Everett | Editorial | April 10 2015 | Comments (3)

Floelite came out to Catalyst Athletics in June 2014 to film, but all of the footage was stolen. They made it back out recently for a second shot. Here it is: ...... Continue reading
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