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How Much Should/Can You Compete in Weightlifting?
Greg Everett | Olympic Weightlifting | June 18 2018 | Comments

You can break competitive weightlifters into two big categories: Those who love to compete, and those who don’t. I realize it sounds odd to talk about competitive weightlifte... Continue reading
Your Personal Responsibility to Other Weightlifters
Matt Foreman | Editorial | June 11 2018 | Comments

I’ve trained boxing off and on for a long time. A couple of years ago, I was training at a gym in Phoenix that housed a lot of pro fighters.   There was one guy who st... Continue reading
Max Every Day… Can It Be Done?
Greg Everett | Olympic Weightlifting | June 4 2018 | Comments

There are a few broad categories of programming approaches for weightlifting. For our purposes here, we can create two types: prescribed intensity that follows a predetermined plan of progression, and working to maximum each day. Typically you’ll hear th... Continue reading
Elite Athletes Becoming Weightlifting Coaches… Does It Work?
Matt Foreman | Olympic Weightlifting | May 31 2018 | Comments (2)

Let’s talk about the idea of elite athletes becoming coaches after they’re done with their careers.   It happens frequently, and it makes sense. The transition f... Continue reading
Ask Greg: Stabilizing in the Bottom of the Snatch
Greg Everett | Ask Greg Everett | May 28 2018 | Comments (4)

Kamil Asks: Hey! I'd like to ask you how to work on stabilization in a hole of a snatch. I'm lifting for less than 2 years now, and my biggest issues are my shoulders and k... Continue reading
Don't Jump with Your Arms
Greg Everett | Quick Tips | May 24 2018 | Comments (2)

I like box jumps for weightlifting. It's a very simple, accessible way to train explosiveness. What I don't like is when box jumps are done in ways that reduce their effectiveness or create problems. The point of box jumps in the context of weightli... Continue reading
Your Unreasonable Expectation of Comfort in Weightlifting
Greg Everett | Olympic Weightlifting | May 21 2018 | Comments (4)

A sport is like anything else—how committed you are determines how it affects the rest of your life. The extent of your investment in it changes the way it influences your de... Continue reading
Ask Greg: Strengthening the Lower Back
Greg Everett | Ask Greg Everett | May 17 2018 | Comments

Wayne Asks: What are some of the best exercises you prescribe your athletes to strengthen lower backs? My weak lower back is more obvious from snatching than cleaning. Greg Says: I choose different exercises in different circumstances. First, figure out whe... Continue reading
Weightlifting Coaches Stealing Athletes From Other Coaches
Matt Foreman | Editorial | May 14 2018 | Comments

I suppose we all have our own opinions about what we consider the lowest forms of human behavior. Think about what your answer would be if somebody were to ask you, “What&rsq... Continue reading
Ask Greg: Speed Under The Bar & Receiving Depth
Greg Everett | Ask Greg Everett | May 9 2018 | Comments

Nathan Asks: I'm a beginner coach, teaching beginners how to perform the lifts, so kinda like the vision impaired leading the blind… Kinda… We have a basic unders... Continue reading
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