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Young Weightlifters, Parents, Traps & Long Term Success
Matt Foreman | Olympic Weightlifting | February 16 2017 | Comments

In case you haven’t noticed, we’ve got some pretty damn talented young weightlifters in the United States right now.   A couple of months ago, I went to the Amer... Continue reading
Beating Mental Blocks in the Snatch and Clean & Jerk
Greg Everett | Olympic Weightlifting | February 13 2017 | Comments (5)

Weightlifting is 100% mental—if you have 100% of the necessary physical ability. I joke about that because over the years I’ve heard all kinds of interesting numbers, w... Continue reading
The Effects of Knee Position in the Split Jerk
Greg Everett | Olympic Weightlifting | February 6 2017 | Comments (3)

I’ve now said this so many times to preface articles about the jerk that pretty soon I’ll have to stop, but the jerk tends to get far less attention technically than th... Continue reading
Stability in the Bottom of the Snatch & Jerk
Sergey Bondarenko | Olympic Weightlifting | January 30 2017 | Comments

Being confident in your overhead position is one of the most important factors for successful snatch and jerk, at least for the reason that if you do not procure a proper lockout your lift will be red-lighted.   There are multiple factors determining ho... Continue reading
Elbows Up & Out: Is It Dead or Just Misunderstood?
Greg Everett | Olympic Weightlifting | January 23 2017 | Comments (3)

Maybe a year or two ago, I was told by a fellow on Facebook who we can conservatively call not my biggest fan that “elbows up and out is dead” in response to a video I ... Continue reading
Pressure vs Balance in the Snatch & Clean Pull
Greg Everett | Olympic Weightlifting | January 16 2017 | Comments (2)

Confusion abounds in the land of the internets when it comes to ideas of balance and pressure on the foot during the Olympic lifts. Cues get misinterpreted as descriptions of fact,... Continue reading
Weightlifting Complexes: Getting Started with the Basics
Greg Everett | Olympic Weightlifting | January 9 2017 | Comments

I tend to use complexes pretty regularly in the training programs I write for my lifters. Primarily their use is confined to preparatory mesocycles, i.e. we use them in the early p... Continue reading
Junk Volume: Don’t Hold Back Your Weightlifting with Excess
Greg Everett | Olympic Weightlifting | January 2 2017 | Comments

With average people, the trick is persuading them to work hard enough; with good weightlifters, the trick is convincing them to avoid doing too much. A motivated athlete who enjoys... Continue reading
Maximize The Stability & Security of Your Snatch Overhead Position
Greg Everett | Olympic Weightlifting | December 26 2016 | Comments (7)

This is a subject near and dear to my heart… which is black with rage in reaction to all the incredibly bad advice out there. Of course I’m joking—how you hold a... Continue reading
Jumping Backward in the Snatch & Clean: When & How to Fix It
Greg Everett | Olympic Weightlifting | December 19 2016 | Comments

Most commonly, we talk about jumping forward the snatch and clean, and with one notable exception of a “coach” who will remain unnamed, who allegedly used to yell at hi... Continue reading
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