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Reponse to the new USA Weightlifting National Meet Qualification Procedure
Greg Everett | Editorial | August 15 2014 | Comments (10)

For the most part, the reaction among weightlifters to the new USAW national meet qualification procedures has been positive, but there has been a surprising (to me, at least) amount of objection. I want to just address a few examples of these objections directly rather than trying to compose something entirely. The following chunks in quotations were pulled off of various FB posts. Below ...... Continue reading
2014 National Championships Recap
Greg Everett | Editorial | July 22 2014 | Comments

This past weekend, Catalyst Athletics took 10 lifters to the National Championships in Salt Lake City. It was a long weekend, but it was a well-run meet in a great venue. Jes Liao (48 kg) and Blake Barnes (69 kg) were our first lifters on Friday. Both lifters have had a rough past couple months with training. Jes in the last couple months has slept at home only a handful of nights and only tr...... Continue reading
When Athletes and Coaches Need to Just Give Up
Matt Foreman | Editorial | June 23 2014 | Comments (3)

When I was in the 8th grade, my guidance counselor pulled me out of class one day and took me to his office to perform an exorcism on me. You think I’m kidding? Nope. Here’s how it all happened… I was a terrible kid when I was in junior high. I was disrespectful, mouthy, rude, and a huge troublemaker. My teachers openly hated me. Most of them actually told me that. How...... Continue reading
HOAs, Bringing Something to the Table & Just Being Flat-out Lucky
Mike Gray | Editorial | April 2 2014 | Comments (4)

In August of last year my beautiful wife and I bought a brand new 3-story loft that had an attached 2-car garage with ceilings just barely high enough for me to lift in. I was so excited, as I had basically been raised in garage gyms since I started Olympic lifting at Coach Burgener’s years ago. I was finally going to be able to take all my weights out of my buddy’s garage and set up s...... Continue reading
Be a Good Gym Member: Safety, Respect and Taking Care of Equipment
Greg Everett | Editorial | February 17 2014 | Comments (6)

The way you treat the equipment in your gym says a lot about you, not just as an athlete, but as a person. Whether or not you know it, you’re being judged, and if it’s by me, it’s probably harshly. For those of you with good hearts, but not enough experience to know proper facility etiquette yet, here is a handy list of rules to help you take care of the gym you train in, show th...... Continue reading
Why I Don't Travel More for Seminars
Greg Everett | Editorial | February 12 2014 | Comments (1)

I’ve been giving my own Olympic weightlifting seminars for seven or eight years now. I started helping my coach, Mike Burgener, at his seminars in 2006, and began providing my own when the demand was made known to me. Initially, I traveled a reasonable amount across the US and did fairly frequent dates. If you haven’t been around more than a couple years, you’ll have to believe m...... Continue reading
Platform Spacing, Beginners & the Google Self-Driving Vehicle
Mat Bevilacqua | Editorial | January 30 2014 | Comments (4)

Last weekend Catalyst Athletics relocated to a new facility directly across the parking lot from the old place. The changes were minor. The warehouse is on the correct side of the building to accept book dump offs, the clock is at the front (which confuses Aimee three times per hour), there's more light inside, and it's a little bit bigger. With that extra square footage came four additional pl...... Continue reading
Greg Everett Quote Collection
Greg Everett | Editorial | December 30 2013 | Comments (5)

I was asked to post a bunch of the various things I've posted on FB and elsewhere over time in one convenient location, so here are some of the ones I could find easily. If you have others you like, post them in the comments! "As we reach the start of a new year, remember that success doesn't come from a single day of resolutions, but from living every day with resolve." "As y...... Continue reading
Dumb Movie Questions
Greg Everett | Editorial | November 19 2013 | Comments (13)

People seemed to like my previous Dumb Weightlifting Questions blog post, so I figured it would be a more entertaining way to get some information across about American Weightlifting. These are all real questions or comments I’ve received, sometimes paraphrased or combined with others.      Why isn’t [insert your favorite coach or athlete] in the movie? He’s coa...... Continue reading
Lineage & Legacy
Greg Everett | Editorial | November 13 2013 | Comments (12)

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 payi...... Continue reading
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