Greg Everett

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Weightlifting Program Design: The Week Structure
Greg Everett | Weightlifting Program Design | December 5 2019 | Comments (2)

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 Technique | November 26 2019 | Comments (1)

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 | Weightlifting Program Design | 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 | Olympic Weightlifting Technique | 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 | Mobility, Preparation, Recovery & Injury | 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 Technique | 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 | Weightlifting Program Design | 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 | Weightlifting Program Design | 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 Technique | 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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