Articles by Greg Everett



Greg Everett is the owner of Catalyst Athletics, coach of the USA Weightlifting National Champion team Catalyst Athletics, author of the books Olympic Weightlifting: A Complete Guide for Athletes & Coaches and Olympic Weightlifting for Sports, director/writer/producer/editor/everything of the documentary American Weightlifting, co-host of the Weightlifting Life Podcast, and publisher of The Performance Menu journal. He is an Olympic Trials coach, coach of over 30 senior national level or higher lifters, including national medalists, national champion and national record holder; as an athlete, he is a fifth-place finisher at the USAW National Championships, masters national champion, masters American Open champion, and masters American record holder in the clean & jerk. Follow him on Instagram, Facebook and YouTube, and sign up for his free newsletter here.


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Weightlifting Program Design: The Week Structure
Greg Everett | Olympic Weightlifting | December 5 2019 | Comments

Let’s figure out how to put together an Olympic weightlifting microcycle—or as normal people call it, a week. Technically a microcycle doesn’t have to be seven da... Continue reading
The Right Way, The Wrong Way, and That Way
Greg Everett | Olympic Weightlifting | November 26 2019 | Comments

Everyone wants right and wrong, simple dichotomies, yes or no answers… but that’s not really how weightlifting works. I’m bombarded with what-about-isms on most of the instructional content I post. As I say ad nauseam, there are exceptions t... Continue reading
Prilepin’s Table for Olympic Weightlifting
Greg Everett | Olympic Weightlifting | October 23 2019 | Comments (2)

This little table makes the rounds on the internet regularly and is a staple of some coaches’ programming… just not any weightlifting coaches I know of. The idea that it’s useful for writing programming is incomplete at best. It’s not ... Continue reading
Ask Greg: Rocking to Heels in Pull & Staying Flat-Footed
Greg Everett | Ask Greg Everett | September 17 2019 | Comments

Ashley Asks: I have been weightlifting for 5 years and cannot seem to break the habit of rocking back on my heels between the first and second pull, especially on the clean. I see ... Continue reading
Fixing Patellar Tendinitis for Weightlifters
Greg Everett | Olympic Weightlifting | August 7 2019 | Comments

Let me preface this by reminding you that I’m not a medical professional—I’m just a guy with well-used knees who’s coached a lot of athletes with well-used knees. If you have a serious injury or severe tendinopathy, go see a professiona... Continue reading
Motivation vs Discipline... and Weightlifting
Greg Everett | Editorial | July 23 2019 | Comments (6)

I’ll be the first to admit I don’t really know what’s going on out there. I don’t follow people on Instagram or YouTube or anything else, so I’m not u... Continue reading
Hierarchy for Learning the Snatch and Clean & Jerk
Greg Everett | Olympic Weightlifting | June 5 2019 | Comments (1)

When it comes to the snatch and clean & jerk, there are approximately infinity details you can consider. As a new lifter, or even a new coach, it’s overwhelming and intim... Continue reading
Programming’s Effect on Technique
Greg Everett | Olympic Weightlifting | May 29 2019 | Comments (3)

It’s easy to compartmentalize training for strength and technique as two unrelated elements of the snatch and clean & jerk and to approach coaching and program design accordingly. It does make sense in many ways, but I want to point out a few things ... Continue reading
Daily Minimums: Focus on the Baseline Over the Peaks
Greg Everett | Olympic Weightlifting | May 8 2019 | Comments (1)

For obvious reasons, we’re all focused in weightlifting on our all-time best lifts; the sport is contested on exactly that. But in training, that’s only one useful metr... Continue reading
Fix the Hips Shooting Up in the Snatch & Clean
Greg Everett | Olympic Weightlifting | April 24 2019 | Comments (1)

We want to maintain a fairly constant back angle through the first pull, although we’ll nearly always see a slight change. It’s important to understand what actually co... Continue reading
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