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Catalyst Athletics: Our Warm-up is a Warm-up
Greg Everett | Mobility & Training Preparation | November 8 2011 | Comments (20)

Somewhere along the line, warming up became remarkably complicated. And for some, the line between warming up and training has faded to the point that I find myself compelled to say things like the title of this post. Whenever you start getting confused abo... Continue reading
Assistance Exercises With Cool Freaky Names
Matt Foreman | Olympic Weightlifting | November 8 2011 | Comments (3)

I was inspired by Greg’s recent blog post about the heaving snatch balance. What an idea…doing a quick write-up on a specific exercise instead of training philosophy, etc. Also, I always thought the name “heaving snatch balance&rdq... Continue reading
The Push-Up: Why is This So Hard?
Greg Everett | General Training | November 7 2011 | Comments (30)

One of the things in my life that continually mystifies me is how something as simple and pure as the push-up has become so confusing and impossible for so many people. This is like the exercise equivalent of every adult in the world suddenly forgetting how to... Continue reading
Peer Pressure Is a Good Thing
Matt Foreman | General Training | November 2 2011 | Comments (1)

Remember when you learned about peer pressure for the first time? You were probably in high school, or maybe junior high. A teacher showed you a video where a juvenile delinquent kid with a motorcycle offers drugs to a little straight-laced kid that ... Continue reading
Ask Greg: Trouble with the Hook Grip
Greg Everett | Ask Greg Everett | October 30 2011 | Comments (7)

Andy Asks: I have just purchased and am reading through your book now. Its is a great teaching tool. Thanks for it! I was curious about the hook grip you teach. I think i understand the technique, however it not really working out. The strength of the grip for... Continue reading
How to keep the PRs Rolling
Mike Gray | Olympic Weightlifting | October 28 2011 | Comments (6)

Remember your first year or two of Olympic Weightlifting when you were literally hitting PR’s every week? Remember how awesome that felt? I remember guys who would train at the same place I did actually start plotting where they would be a year from wher... Continue reading
Heaving Snatch Balance: I'm Sorry for Doubting You
Greg Everett | Olympic Weightlifting | October 27 2011 | Comments (8)

Until maybe a year ago, I typically wrote off the heaving snatch balance as more of a piece in a teaching progression than a useful exercise. But in the last year, I've started usi... Continue reading
Keep Your Eyes on the Road, Your Hands Upon the Wheel: Committing to a Training Program
Matt Foreman | General Training | October 25 2011 | Comments

MULTI-TASKING!! Everybody knows what this is, right? I’m sure you do, because our society is obsessed with it. We’re all expected to be able to juggle se... Continue reading
Don't Let My Patella Hit You in the Face: The Myth of Weightlifting's Danger
Matt Foreman | Olympic Weightlifting | October 18 2011 | Comments (6)

“Ouch, that looks like it really hurts your knees!”   If you’re a weightlifter, try to make a mental list of how many times you’ve heard somebody say... Continue reading
I Lost My Weightlifting Technique and Now I'm Upset
Matt Foreman | Olympic Weightlifting | October 10 2011 | Comments (9)

I’ve always thought that one of the most frustrating things about being a weightlifter is that you can lose your technique.   Let me explain what I mean when I say... Continue reading
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