Olympic Weightlifting Articles

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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
Meet Week Training: Your Golden Opportunity to Piss Away Months of Hard Work
Matt Foreman | Olympic Weightlifting | September 26 2016 | Comments (4)

Many of you are competitive weightlifters, right? Or maybe you’re getting ready to start competing sometime soon. Or maybe you’re a coach who prepares athletes for comp... Continue reading
When It Might Be Time To NOT Trust Your Weightlifting Coach
Matt Foreman | Olympic Weightlifting | September 19 2016 | Comments (1)

God, even the title of this article gives me the heebie-jeebies.  I'm a weightlifting coach, you see. That means I expect my athletes to trust me, all the way. When they t... Continue reading
The First Pull: Your First Chance to Get the Snatch & Clean Right
Greg Everett | Olympic Weightlifting | September 12 2016 | Comments (6)

Just like we all tend to focus on the snatch and clean more than the jerk when it comes to technical discussions in weightlifting, we tend to focus more on the second and third pul... Continue reading
Coaching Women: It’s Exactly the Same as Coaching Anyone Else
Greg Everett | Olympic Weightlifting | September 5 2016 | Comments (8)

I won’t lie—I’m not entirely sure I even want to write this article. The subject is one I’m very confident in while simultaneously recognizing that irrespec... Continue reading
Foot Movement in the Olympic Lifts: Middle-Top-Middle
Matt Foreman | Olympic Weightlifting | August 29 2016 | Comments

You’re all trying to figure out the right way to move your bodies when you perform the Olympic lifts, which very often feels like you’re trying to chip through the pyra... Continue reading
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