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Sticking to the Plan & Calling Audibles in Weightlifting Competition
Greg Everett | Olympic Weightlifting | November 28 2016 | Comments

I like plans, structure, routine and patterns. I’m a bit like Rainman—if I don’t get home in time to watch Wapner, I’m going to lose my shit.   Howev... Continue reading
Switching to Weightlifting Shoes: Why You Should & What to Expect
Greg Everett | Olympic Weightlifting | November 21 2016 | Comments (4)

When I started giving seminars 10 years ago, out of an average 30-person group, maybe 5-10 would have weightlifting shoes. These days, I may get 1-2 people at each seminar who don&... Continue reading
Why Percentages Don’t Feel the Same for Everyone
Greg Everett | Olympic Weightlifting | November 14 2016 | Comments

Any of you who have used a training program written by someone who doesn’t coach you personally (and likely doesn’t know you at all) have probably discovered that often... Continue reading
Moving from Textbook to Idiosyncratic Technique in the Snatch and Clean & Jerk
Greg Everett | Olympic Weightlifting | November 7 2016 | Comments

The best thing to happen to American weightlifting recently is the internet; it’s also the worst thing to happen to it.   Back in the dark ages before YouTube and Inst... Continue reading
Deloading Period - Or What To Do After A Meet
Sergey Bondarenko | Olympic Weightlifting | October 31 2016 | Comments (2)

What I often face among novice lifters is a strong belief that if they want to increase their best score, they need every session to be heavier than the previous one. However, one ... Continue reading
Multidimensionality in Weightlifting Programming: Do More with Less
Greg Everett | Olympic Weightlifting | October 24 2016 | Comments (2)

Program design for Olympic weightlifting is one of those things that you either love or hate—and that feeling can change day to day. One of the toughest things to do is conta... Continue reading
Hand & Wrist Position Overhead in the Snatch & Jerk
Greg Everett | Olympic Weightlifting | October 17 2016 | Comments

Most of the focus with regard to the overhead position of the snatch and jerk is on the shoulders and elbows, justifiably so due to the importance of their positioning and frequenc... Continue reading
How to Talk Yourself Out Of Making Progress in Weightlifting
Matt Foreman | Olympic Weightlifting | October 10 2016 | Comments (4)

I seem to be having a lot of conversations lately with new/intermediate lifters who are discouraged because the weights they’re lifting are so far behind the people they&rsqu... Continue reading
How Do You Choose Openers & Attempts for Weightlifting Competition?
Greg Everett | Olympic Weightlifting | October 3 2016 | Comments (1)

We posted an article last week about how to handle the final week leading into a weightlifting competition, and it generated some questions about how to choose openers and attempts... Continue reading
Does it Matter When You Jump in the Snatch or Clean?
Ursula Garza | Olympic Weightlifting | September 29 2016 | Comments

Does it matter when you jump in the snatch or clean? The answer is a resounding and emphatic yes! Jumping before the bar gets to the “explode” position at the hips, whi... Continue reading
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