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Ask Greg: Improving Clean: Power Clean and Snatch: Overhead Squat Ratios
Greg Everett | Ask Greg Everett | January 17 2018 | Comments

Erika Asks: Hi Coach, I’ve just started Olympic Lifting a couple months ago and I'm having issues with my catch position in the clean. I can easily power clean 115#s but ... Continue reading
Lessons from a Legend’s Life: Mario Martinez
Matt Foreman | Editorial | January 16 2018 | Comments (2)

Today is January 15, 2018, and I’m writing this because I found out this morning that Mario Martinez died yesterday at the age of 60.   Many of you are newer-generatio... Continue reading
Work to Control Your Mind… Not Your Environment
Matt Foreman | Olympic Weightlifting | January 15 2018 | Comments (5)

A while back, Greg wrote an article about the garage mentality in weightlifting. When I read it, lots of little pops and clicks started going off in my brain. So I decided to follo... Continue reading
Drive Better by Stopping Better in the Jerk
Greg Everett | Quick Tips | January 11 2018 | Comments

Much of the ability of a lifter to elevate and accelerate the bar in the jerk is dependent on the ability to abruptly brake the downward movement of the dip to maximize the use of elastic energy of both the barbell and body. A failure to brake well will appear... Continue reading
Ask Greg: Learning to Actively Pull Under the Bar
Greg Everett | Ask Greg Everett | January 10 2018 | Comments

Devin Asks: I tried searching and didn't find what I needed (maybe I didn't type in the right search term... if this has already been covered, I apologize). I recently read... Continue reading
Are You a Contributor or a Consumer?
Greg Everett | General Training | January 8 2018 | Comments (1)

Just to give you a little insight into my life, I’ve been writing articles for this website nearly every week for several years—this is number 250. That means that at least part of my Sunday is comprised of me panicking and scratching my head for a... Continue reading
Get Your Damn Air
Greg Everett | Quick Tips | January 4 2018 | Comments

Lately I have noticed a few of my new lifters "sipping" air gently before lifts, especially jerks, getting about enough air to fill one infant lung at best. In order to pressurize the trunk to create maximal rigidity, you need a lot of air—l... Continue reading
Ask Greg: Getting Over Fear in the Snatch
Greg Everett | Ask Greg Everett | January 3 2018 | Comments (1)

Emma Asks: Hi Greg, I am a massive fan of weightlifting, I LOVE to lift. I was wondering if you have any tips on over coming the fear of catching the snatch overhead when it gets heavier, I've been stuck on the same weight for months. I know I need to man ... Continue reading
Strategies for Becoming a Control Freak: A Necessity in Weightlifting
Matt Foreman | Olympic Weightlifting | January 1 2018 | Comments

I’m going to get to the point of this one in a roundabout way, so just hang with me for a second.   For those of you who don’t know, I’m a rabid boxing fan... Continue reading
No Vertical Shins in the Start
Greg Everett | Quick Tips | December 28 2017 | Comments

Too many people make the mistake of trying to keep their shins vertical in the starting position of the snatch and clean. Often this is a product of mistakenly attempting to position the bar over the middle of the foot or even farther back. Unless your feet ar... Continue reading
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