By Greg Everett
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From the author of what has been called the best book on Olympic weightlifting, Olympic Weightlifting: A Complete Guide for Athletes & Coaches, comes Olympic Weightlifting for Sports. This book focuses on athletes and coaches outside of the competitive weightlifting world to present a method of teaching the Olympic lifts and their variants simply, safely and effectively to all types of athletes. Also includes information on program design and flexibility training to prepare athletes to perform the lifts.
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"Coach Everett's Olympic Weightlifting for Sports is a extraordinary product for any sport coach’s library. As a proponent of the power clean and its variations for performance training, I found this book to be an outstanding reference for teaching methodology for the Olympic Movements. Coach Everett provides user-friendly terminology for the explanations of these movements. This book is a must-have for any coach who implements Olympic lifts in their program.”
—Joe Kenn, Head Strength and Conditioning Coach, Carolina Panthers
"Coaches, make room on your bookshelf for Greg Everett's Olympic Weightlifting for Sports. Thorough, well written, well organized, and full of information & pictures to help make each point understandable. This will help make you a better coach, and in turn help improve your athletes’ potential to succeed. I'm excited for Greg and excited to put the information to use!”
—Jim Malone, Head Strength & Conditioning Coach, San Diego Padres
“This is, by far, the most detailed and thorough book about Olympic weightlifting technique. Greg Everett has done an excellent job in presenting and organizing the material in this book. The photos are great. I strongly recommend that any strength coach or sports performance coach own this book if he/she is teaching deep squatting, snatch and clean pulls, and Olympic style lifts. It is well worth the money spent.”
—Ethan Reeve, Strength & Conditioning Coordinator, Wake Forest University
"Olympic Weightlifting for Sports is another outstanding book by Greg Everett that breaks down everything you need to know about the specifics of Olympic weightlifting. I really like the way Greg breaks down the progressions for each movement. I've always been a big believer in keeping things simple and specific for both coaches and athletes. This is a must-have for anyone trying to understand all aspects of Olympic lifting. All athletes need to understand why they are training a certain way. This book explicitly covers that for Olympic lifting."
—Jeff Dillman, Director of Strength & Conditioning, University of Florida
“This book is a great addition to any strength & conditioning coach’s library. It gives very basic and descriptive instruction that does not complicate what a strength & conditioning coach has to teach and coach on a daily basis regarding Olympic style lifts.”
—Kevin Yoxall, Head Strength & Conditioning Coach, Auburn University
“Greg Everett is my go-to resource when it comes to the Olympic lifts. Whether it’s coaching, program design, or even addressing common limiting factors like flexibility, Olympic Weightlifting for Sports leaves no stone unturned. Whether you’re a young coach learning the ropes or a grizzled veteran, this book is an amazing resource. Quite simply, if your goal is to teach athletes how to Olympic lift safely and effectively, this book needs to be in your library.”
—Mike Robertson, President of Robertson Training Systems and co-owner of Indianapolis Fitness and Sports Training
“Olympic Weightlifting for Sports is an excellent resource for coaches and athletes of all sporting venues. It provides detailed progressions and coaching cues to both effectively teach and learn the Olympic lifts with a mindset on sport utilization. A great addition to any individuals library looking to improve on the Olympic lifts in their program.”
—Jim McCarthy, Netherlands Olympic Speedskating Team
"Everett shows you how to utilize Olympic lifting as an incredibly safe and effective tool that improves the speed and quality of movement across all fields of athletics."
—Eva Twardokens, two-time Olympian, World Championship bronze medalist, six-time national champion, 2011 USA Ski & Snowboard Hall of Fame inductee
“Olympic Weightlifting for Sports is a tremendous resource for strength coaches at all levels. Greg Everett covers all the necessary bases for developing an effective strength program with the incorporation of the Olympic lifts. Beginning and intermediate coaches will be able to learn the fundamentals, while advanced coaches will be able to examine some fresh thoughts and ideas on familiar training topics. All coaches and lifters involved in any form of strength training should have this book in their library.”
—Matt Foreman, Author of Bones of Iron
“Every high school coach in the USA should read Greg Everett’s book, Olympic Weightlifting for Sports. Greg breaks down the Olympic lifts as well as their assistance exercises in a simple, understandable manner that even the coach untrained in weightlifting can use to teach their athletes.”
—Mike Burgener, USA Weightlifting Senior International Coach, Samson High School Strength & Conditioning Coach of the Year
"Greg's book, Olympic Weightlifting for Sports, is unique in that it is written from the perspective of a weightlifting coach. Although for years, it has been acknowledged that the Olympic lifts were beneficial in the enhancement of athletic performance, most of the material published on this topic has been written by coaches and authors from the strength and conditioning community. Greg's is one of the very few that provides a perspective on the lifts that can only be developed through years of coaching in the gym and carefully noting the changes in athleticism of his lifters. Coupled with a well thought out teaching progression for coaching the lifts, and a sound background of understanding the impact of these movements on the athlete's body is a layout and organization that is palatable to the many coaches anxious to incorporate these movements into the training regimens of their athletes. This should be on the shelf of every strength and conditioning coach anxious to perfect his or her craft."
—Bob Takano, USA Weightlifting Hall of Fame Coach
Table of Contents:
Hang Power Clean
Hang Power Snatch
Lowering the Barbell