Articles by Greg Everett

Greg Everett is the owner of Catalyst Athletics, head 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, publisher of The Performance Menu journal, fifth-place finisher at the USAW National Championships, masters national champion, masters American Open champion, masters American record holder in the clean & jerk, and Olympic Trials coach. Follow him on Facebook here and and sign up for his free newsletter here.
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Individual Variation in Weightlifting: Effects & Solutions
Greg Everett | Olympic Weightlifting | September 18 2017 | Comments

We all love simple, formulaic answers to our questions. It makes life easy to be told exactly how to do something with no equivocation. In weightlifting, we all want to know right ... Continue reading
Garage Mind: The Spirit of American Weightlifting
Greg Everett | Olympic Weightlifting | September 4 2017 | Comments (3)

Periodically, I receive messages from people asking me what garage mind means. They all have a vague notion of the concept, but can’t quite express it. I found that it’... Continue reading
Dynamic Starts in the Snatch & Clean: Why & When to Use Them
Greg Everett | Olympic Weightlifting | August 21 2017 | Comments

Dynamic starts in the snatch and clean are used by the majority of elite weightlifters, and for good reason. However, like many things done by elite athletes, in many cases a dynam... Continue reading
A Vertical Bar Path in the Turnover is Forward
Greg Everett | Olympic Weightlifting | August 14 2017 | Comments

“Your confusing thesis has captured my attention; please tell me more.” –Phil Hartman as Bill McNeil in News Radio   I questioned my choice of title for th... Continue reading
Shoulder Dislocation Rehab for Weightlifting: Part 5
Greg Everett | Olympic Weightlifting | August 10 2017 | Comments

It’s been months since the last installment (see the first article here), so I figured it was probably time for another in case the three of you who still care are curious. I... Continue reading
Technique Correction without Coaching
Greg Everett | Olympic Weightlifting | July 31 2017 | Comments (2)

We all tend to get caught up in technique coaching for the snatch and clean & jerk—it’s the most obvious problem to address, and it’s arguably an easier part of the sport than something like programming. More specifically, I think more of... Continue reading
Leg Drive: Elevation & Direction for the Snatch & Clean
Greg Everett | Olympic Weightlifting | July 17 2017 | Comments (1)

I've said it a million times, and I'm going to keep saying it because not doing it is a common problem—use your legs. I’ve joked more times than is funny that w... Continue reading
Keeping the Bar Close: The 3 Biggest Mistakes You’re Making
Greg Everett | Olympic Weightlifting | July 10 2017 | Comments (2)

I’m comfortable saying it’s common knowledge that keeping the bar as close to the body as possible during the snatch and clean is one of the most important factors in s... Continue reading
Should Coaches Train with Their Lifters?
Greg Everett | General Training | June 26 2017 | Comments

Years ago, my coach (Mike Burgener) said something like this: Never train with your lifters, because there are really only two possibilities: either they think you’re an asshole for showing off, or they see how bad you really are.   Personally, I&... Continue reading
5 Ways to Get A Better Finish in the Snatch
Greg Everett | Olympic Weightlifting | June 19 2017 | Comments

As all of you who’ve invested countless hours smashing your heads against the wall know, there are a number of tricky elements to the snatch. I want to focus on just one of them here—the finish.   The finish refers to the final portion of th... Continue reading
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