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Ask Greg: Weightlifting Technique Development
Greg Everett | Ask Greg Everett | May 17 2012 | Comments (8)

Dan Asks: I’m learning lifts for the first time after 20 years of martial arts, and PTing. My approach at the moment is technique, technique, technique – then when I fe... Continue reading
Ask Greg: The Effects of Leg Length & Gut Size on the Olympic Lifts
Greg Everett | Ask Greg Everett | May 15 2012 | Comments (10)

Josh Asks: What changes, mainly in the starting positions of the lifts, will people with long legs/short torso have to make compared to people with short legs/long torso? To what e... Continue reading
How To Avoid Sucking When You Get Older
Matt Foreman | General Training | May 15 2012 | Comments (25)

How many of you have seen a movie called Vision Quest? It’s a 1985 flick about a high school wrestler who wants to make his mark in life by accomplishing something huge, so he decides to drop two weight classes and challenge the toughest undefeated grapp... Continue reading
Training with Pain, It's Such a Happy Thing
Matt Foreman | Olympic Weightlifting | May 7 2012 | Comments (9)

A neat little motivational motto has been gaining popularity in recent years. It’s the one that says, “Pain is weakness leaving the body.” You’ve seen it, right? It’s all over t-shirts, gym posters, etc. “Pain is weaknes... Continue reading
Grip Strength Program for Weightlifting
Greg Everett | Olympic Weightlifting | April 30 2012 | Comments (7)

I've written about grip strength for weightlifting before, but have remained fairly vague with regard to actual training protocols. This time, I’m going to give you a simple program that you can start using right away as is, or modify a bit to suit y... Continue reading
Risks, Decisions, and Courage
Matt Foreman | General Training | April 26 2012 | Comments (11)

This one might not grab you right at the beginning. But if you stay with me until the end, I promise we’ll get something good out of it. If you’ve read some of my other stuff, you know I’m a fan of Ernest Hemingway. I don’t know if ... Continue reading
Where Have All The PRs Gone?
Aimee Anaya Everett | Olympic Weightlifting | April 24 2012 | Comments (26)

“Our business in life is not to get ahead of others, but to get ahead of ourselves—to break our own records, to outstrip our yesterday by our today.” - Unknown Do you know what weightlifting is? It is the worst bitch you could ever encount... Continue reading
The Mental Switch: Prepare Yourself for Competition
Matt Foreman | General Training | April 18 2012 | Comments (7)

All great athletes have a mental switch, and it should be your goal to get one too. Think of a light switch in your house. You flip it, and the lights turn on. Pretty simple, ... Continue reading
Lowering the Bar Between Reps in the Snatch, Clean and Jerk
Greg Everett | Olympic Weightlifting | April 16 2012 | Comments (4)

Generally snatches, cleans and jerks are dropped to the floor after the completion of successful reps. But when an athlete is doing multiple reps of the snatch or clean from the ha... Continue reading
The Superhero Complex: Stretch & Activate Easily for Squats
Greg Everett | Mobility & Training Preparation | April 9 2012 | Comments (6)

Easily the most common problem people bring up with regard to squatting is an inability to maintain the arch in their backs as they sit into the bottom position. This is not a comp... Continue reading
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