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5 Ways to Get A Better Finish in the Snatch
Greg Everett | Olympic Weightlifting | June 19 2017 | Comments

As all of you who’ve invested countless hours smashing your heads against the wall know, there are a number of tricky elements to the snatch. I want to focus on just one of them here—the finish.   The finish refers to the final portion of th... Continue reading
GPP for Weightlifting: The Big Secret, or a Waste of Time?
Greg Everett | Olympic Weightlifting | June 12 2017 | Comments (3)

It’s somewhere in the middle. GPP (general physical preparation) for the sport of weightlifting is a topic that attracts a lot of opinions and about which a lot of contradict... Continue reading
Why Your Pulls Feel Ten Times Heavier Than Your Lifts
Matt Foreman | Olympic Weightlifting | June 5 2017 | Comments

When you started Olympic weightlifting, you learned pretty quickly that it’s a mental sport. “50% mental, 50% physical.” Maybe your coach told you that, or maybe ... Continue reading
How to Quit Short-Stepping Your Split Jerks
Greg Everett | Olympic Weightlifting | May 29 2017 | Comments (2)

The jerk is the world’s stupidest lift, and yes, I say that because it’s the one I’m worst at. All of my coach’s lifters were good jerkers, so I think he just wondered what my problem was. The good thing about being so naturally bad at ... Continue reading
Important Lessons for National Competition
Greg Everett | Olympic Weightlifting | May 22 2017 | Comments (4)

The 2017 National Championships just wrapped up in Chicago last weekend, and since I skipped writing an article for the week because of it, I figured I’d better write an article about it as penance. The following are some lessons I think are important fo... Continue reading
Strategies for Fighting Self-Doubt in Weightlifting
Matt Foreman | Olympic Weightlifting | May 8 2017 | Comments (2)

When you’re training towards a big number you want to hit, there’s a road you have to travel. That road is supposed to be smooth, but sometimes it gets a little bumpy. ... Continue reading
Lifting the Bar off the Floor: Get it Right without Over-Complicating It
Greg Everett | Olympic Weightlifting | May 1 2017 | Comments (1)

The start and first pull of the snatch and clean can be anything from something a lifter never even considers, to a technical challenge that drives a lifter crazy for years. While ... Continue reading
Modern Weightlifting Training Methods Are Not Better Than Old Ones & There Are Numbers to Prove It
Matt Foreman | Olympic Weightlifting | April 24 2017 | Comments (6)

It’ll take me a minute to get to the main point on this one, so just hang with me. I promise it’ll be worth it.   Not too long ago, a powerlifter named David Ric... Continue reading
You Just Realized You’re Having a Midlife Weightlifting Crisis
Mike Gray | Olympic Weightlifting | April 19 2017 | Comments (4)

This article is aimed at people over the age of 35 who have recently started the fun journey of Olympic weightlifting. Throughout this, I’m going to give you some insight and... Continue reading
When & How to Think for Weightlifting Technique Correction
Greg Everett | Olympic Weightlifting | April 17 2017 | Comments

Weightlifting is a sport that elicits a lot of skull sweat in a number of different ways, the most common of which is arguably related to technique learning and corrections. Howeve... Continue reading
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