3 sets; no rest:
Pull-ups x max reps; minimum of 10
Hanging leg raise x 10" />

Home   |   Contact   |   Help   |   Mobile
olympic weightlifting, weightlifting, snatch, clean, jerk

Program Help | Exercise Demos | Programs

weight lifting, Olympic weightlifting, strength and conditioning, fitness, crossfit, Workout, training program - Catalyst Athletics Thursday July 15 2010

  • Snatch - 80% x 1 x 5
  • Clean & jerk - 80% x 1 x 5
  • Front squat - 85% x 3 x 3
3 sets; no rest:
Pull-ups x max reps; minimum of 10
Hanging leg raise x 10

Questions? Get answers here or post in comments.
Print Friendly and PDF

Sri 1 | 2010-07-15
Greg, Could you give me some pointers on how to stop thinking while I am lifting? For example, I will tell myself to keep my arms loose while I am doing the pull and this seems to affect my lifting. On the few occasions when my mind is blank, my lifting seems to be good. On a different note, my knee is feeling much better (as close to 100%) and I attribute it solely to your tips! I've become a huge fan of the foam roller. Sri
Greg Everett 2 | 2010-07-15
Sri - If I had a good answer for that, I'd probably be producing Olympians on the reg. Music helps some people, but this can be a potential problem since, unless you're lifting at the Arnold Classic, you won't be competing with music on. You can also try pretty standard relaxation techniques like continuously repeating a certain word or number in your head, not related to lifting of course.Glad to hear the knee is feeling better. Don't get complacent with rolling and stretching and let it start hurting again.
jason gusic 3 | 2010-07-15
sri, not that i am on the same level as greg but i find that routine helps me keep clear when lifting... as in eatablish your body and bar the same each time. a little OCD doesnt hurt lol. I know that when i lift i approach the bar the same. even two minutes before the lift. i find that i go into "prep mode" and then the actual lift is already taken care of. I do all of the same things everytime. I grind my hands in, hook my thumb up at the same point the same way everytime, exhale and then get my air to lift. set my feet. etc. it is always the same always at the same second everytime. for me it helps keep my head clear and focused on the lift, i focus on the prep way mor ethan the lift and then i can just whip myself under the bar. the OCD-esque prep steps are kinda cheesy but it wrx for me and the people i lift with. this way i know ive done everything and all i have to do is lift the same as i did before!
Sri 4 | 2010-07-15
Thanks guys, I'm going to try both approaches. In a month or so, I'll let you know of my progress. Sri
Andy 5 | 2010-07-15
Sri, I asked that same question to one of my old coaches, Dr. Brechue. He told me, "Don't think, just do". Try to have that mentality in your set-up right before you lift. Repeat that to yourself even. It's working for me right now.
Steve Pan 6 | 2010-07-15
I think about food before I lift. I also think about food while I lift. I think about food after I lift too.
Ben Moskowitz 7 | 2010-07-15
motherf***in' classic Steve
Aimee 8 | 2010-07-15
I sing Britney, Fergie, and Usher songs in my head.
Brian Reckdenwald 9 | 2010-07-15
Snatch - 80% x 1 x 5 78 x 1 x 5 Clean & jerk - 80% x 1 x 5 97 x 1 x 5 3 sets; no rest: Pull-ups x max reps; minimum of 10 Hanging leg raise x 10 10, 10, 10
Matt Foreman 10 | 2010-07-15
I sing Justin Beiber songs. They make me want to destroy everything I see.
Michael 11 | 2010-07-15
If I sing Brittany in my head when I lift, does the fact that I snatch 100 kilos keep me from being gay?
jason gusic 12 | 2010-07-16
these are all great songs... california gurls when playing with kettlebells
Leave a Comment


Shop Catalyst Athletics Store: Weightlifting books, dvds, articles, equipment

Books  |  Video & DVDs  |  Posters  |  Equipment  |  Product Packages  |  Clothing & Merchandise  |  Supplements  |  Digital Products  |  American Weightlifting  |  Seminars & Certifications

The Portable Greg Everett: Collected Articles 2005-2012 [E-Book]
The Portable Greg Everett: Collected Articles 2005-2012 [E-Book]
Werksan Squat Rack
Werksan Squat Rack
Olympic Weightlifting: Cues & Corrections
Olympic Weightlifting: Cues & Corrections
Olympic Weightlifting Multimedia Quickstart Guide [E-Book & Website]
Olympic Weightlifting Multimedia Quickstart Guide [E-Book & Website]
Get Our Newsletter

Sign up for our free newsletter to get training tips and stay up to date on Catalyst Athletics AND get a free issue of the Performance Menu journal.

Search Workouts

Workouts Menu

Training Home
Program Help
Tomorrow's Workout
Exercise Demos
Training Cycles
Text Only
Starter Program
Training Cycles

View Training by Date

Get Our Newsletter

Funny Crossfit Shirts
The largest variety of funny crossfit shirts for guys and girls.

Advertise With Us
Subscribe to the Performance Menu Magazine
Subscribe to our Newsletter

Get training tips and Catalyst news AND get a free issue of the Performance Menu journal.


Submit your question to be answered by Greg Everett in the Performance Menu or on the website

Submit Your Question

Catalyst Athletics is a USA Weightlifting team of competitive Olympic-style weightlifters with multiple national team medals.

Read More
Olympic Weightlifting: A Complete Guide for Athletes & Coaches by Greg Everett
Catalyst Athletics
Contact Us
Products & Services
Weightlifting Team
Performance Menu
Magazine Home
Subscriber Login
About the Program
Workout Archives
Exercise Demos
Text Only
Instructional Content
Exercise Demos
Video Gallery
Free Articles
Free Recipes
Recommended Books & DVDs
Olympic Weightlifting Guide
Discussion Forum
Weight Conversion Calculator