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High School Kids Aren't All Idiots: Overcoming Fear
Matt Foreman | General Training | September 18 2011 | Comments (6)

Man...it never ceases to amaze me how I seem to hear some of the smartest, deepest ideas from some of the most unlikely people.  I'm a high school English teac... Continue reading
Trust and the Art of Weightlifting Competition
Jocelyn Forest | Olympic Weightlifting | September 16 2011 | Comments (9)

“Uh, odds are they are probably basic white, cotton, underpants. But I sort of think well maybe they're silk panties, maybe it's a thong. Maybe it's something really cool tha... Continue reading
Love The One You're With: Appreciating What You Have
Matt Foreman | Editorial | September 11 2011 | Comments (1)

I'm writing this blog entry on September 11th, 2011.  As the whole world is aware of, this is the tenth anniversary of the 9/11 World Trade Center terrorist attacks.  Ten... Continue reading
Hips, Meet Bar: Bar-Body Contact in the Extension of the Snatch and Clean
Greg Everett | Olympic Weightlifting | September 9 2011 | Comments (22)

Some topics seem to generate more heat that others, and for some reason, the question of how a barbell should come into contact with the body during the snatch and clean seems to g... Continue reading
New Programs!
Mike Gray | Olympic Weightlifting | September 2 2011 | Comments (3)

I have to say I love them. It’s that start of a new program that has limitless possibilities that I really enjoy. The thought of new PR's and the day to day battle that just gets me fired up to get started. I have a system I have used for years... Continue reading
Hook Grip or Not Overhead in the Snatch
Greg Everett | Olympic Weightlifting | August 20 2011 | Comments (2)

A common question is whether or not a lifter should keep the hook grip overhead in the snatch. This is one of those issues that doesn't have a simple answer: what works best can vary among lifters. The main issue while holding a barbell overhead is stabili... Continue reading
Improving the Clean through a Better Turnover
Greg Everett | Olympic Weightlifting | August 12 2011 | Comments (8)

A lot more attention tends to be paid to the third pull or turnover of the snatch than the clean, likely because the consequences of poor execution tend to be more dramatic and obv... Continue reading
The Jerk for Sports
Greg Everett | General Training | August 5 2011 | Comments (1)

Mike Asks: In most sports full extension and the "follow through" are important - you drive through your legs, hips, torso, shoulders, and arms with a "follow through" after making contact with the ball, or the jaw. In doing the jerk you... Continue reading
The Bench Press: Benefits and Risks
Greg Everett | General Training | July 27 2011 | Comments (1)

After curls, the bench press might be the most vilified lift among functional training enthusiasts and some in the weightlifting community. First, I like curls and I couldn’t care less about people doing them, whether for reasons of performance (yes, the... Continue reading
Overhead Stability in the Snatch
Greg Everett | Olympic Weightlifting | June 17 2011 | Comments (3)

When an athlete has difficulty supporting the bar overhead in the snatch, it's natural to immediately assume there is insufficient strength and to address the problem with strength work. While this may often be the problem, or at least one part of it, ther... Continue reading
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