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The Ugly Rise of Poaching Athletes in Weightlifting
Matt Foreman | Editorial | December 17 2018 | Comments

Let’s talk about poaching in weightlifting, shall we?  It’s a buzzing topic these days, for sure. In case you don’t know what it is, “poaching&rdquo... Continue reading
How to Fix Your Butt Wink… So We Can All Stop Saying Butt Wink
Greg Everett | Olympic Weightlifting | December 3 2018 | Comments

The butt wink… I’m honestly not sure which is more worrisome to me—the actual phenomenon or the commonly accepted term for it. In either case, I’m going to... Continue reading
The Increasing Non-Enforcement of IWF Rules by Referees
Matt Foreman | Editorial | November 23 2018 | Comments (7)

Okay, let’s get right to the point on this one.   The 2018 IWF World Championship in Turkmenistan just wrapped up last week, and it was an amazing show. Records fell, ... Continue reading
My 3 Biggest Mistakes in Weightlifting
Greg Everett | Olympic Weightlifting | November 12 2018 | Comments (4)

In scratching my head about what on earth I possibly have left to write about, it occurred to me after a mind-boggling exchange on Instagram that it would make sense for me to discuss a few things I’ve learned the hard way—in other words, what not ... Continue reading
WADA Reinstating Russia = Drug Testing Should Be Eliminated
Matt Foreman | Editorial | October 24 2018 | Comments (8)

You know, there was actually a short moment in time over the last few years when drug-free lifters started to feel like they were going to get an honest shot at fair competition. ... Continue reading
The Jump Cue: Useful, or The Worst Thing Ever Created?
Greg Everett | Olympic Weightlifting | October 18 2018 | Comments (3)

Jump has been the focus of contention in the sport of weightlifting, at least in the US, or at least on the internet among Americans, for several years (remember GoHeavy?). It&rsqu... Continue reading
Calm Down… It’s Supposed to Feel Heavy
Greg Everett | Olympic Weightlifting | October 11 2018 | Comments (3)

One of the most common reasons for lifters missing their heaviest snatch and clean attempts is the blow to their confidence experienced as the bar is first lifted from the floor. Suddenly it feels heavy, and that means it’s slow, and that means it’... Continue reading
The Benefit of Bad Training
Matt Foreman | Olympic Weightlifting | September 26 2018 | Comments

I once read an interview with legendary writer Ernest Hemingway where he was asked, “What is the best early training for writers in their younger years?”  His answer was, “An unhappy childhood.”   Strange answer, but I get i... Continue reading
Ask Greg: Slow Snatch Turnover
Greg Everett | Ask Greg Everett | September 19 2018 | Comments

Mira asks: In the snatch, I feel like I have a slow turn over, like I always seem to sneak underneath the bar when receiving the bar overhead. Are there drills I can use to train this aspect outside of tall snatches from the hip? Are there any cues you can rec... Continue reading
Split Jerk, Power Jerk & Squat Jerk: Why & Who
Greg Everett | Olympic Weightlifting | September 6 2018 | Comments (2)

There are three styles of the jerk that rely on different receiving positions: the power jerk (or push jerk), squat jerk and split jerk. The split jerk is by far the most common co... Continue reading
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