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

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
The Muscle Snatch: You're Probably Doing it Wrong
Greg Everett | Olympic Weightlifting | August 22 2016 | Comments (5)

The basic movement of the third pull of the snatch is simple: the elbows need to move out and up toward the shoulders, reaching approximately shoulder height (usually slightly belo... Continue reading
When Do You Push with the Arms in the Jerk?
Greg Everett | Olympic Weightlifting | August 15 2016 | Comments (5)

In all three competition lifts, the timing of the transition between the upward extension and drive of the lower body to the pull or push under the bar by the upper body is a critical element of optimal lift technique, as well as a point of confusion for many ... Continue reading
Sample Bodybuilding Work for Weightlifters
Greg Everett | Olympic Weightlifting | August 8 2016 | Comments (3)

I posted an article about if, when, why and how to incorporate bodybuilding work into a weightlifting program recently, and we got a number of questions about what exercises for what body parts and how exactly to put it all together, so here we go.   Fi... Continue reading
Olympic Weightlifting and Self-Respect… A Very Tricky Relationship
Matt Foreman | Olympic Weightlifting | August 1 2016 | Comments (4)

Throughout my years of weightlifting adventure, I’ve met two guys who falsely claimed to be Olympians. Both of them were coaches who were trying to promote themselves by sayi... Continue reading
Decide What You Want… and Know What It Will Take
Greg Everett | Olympic Weightlifting | July 25 2016 | Comments

I realize it’s a trite observation, but these days most of us truly do expect instant gratification, and finding the willingness and discipline to do what it takes to achieve... Continue reading
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