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Finding Doctors With Answers
Matt Foreman | Olympic Weightlifting | June 25 2012 | Comments (9)

Let me tell you a fun little story. Back around 1999, I went to see a doctor about the pain in my knees. Like most of you, knee pain was nothing new and I was used to living with it. But in this situation, mine was nasty enough that I decided to take the advice of my coach and see a physician to get it checked out. Now, we had a woman who trained in our gym at the time who was one of those peop...... Continue reading
Adjust for the Jerk or Go Home.
Steve Pan | Quick Tips | June 20 2012 | Comments (4)

What really grinds my gears in weightlifting is seeing people jerk with their arms in the front squat position. I cringe when I imagine them jerking with the elbows so far forward they will have to perform a skull crusher to get the bar up there, fingers barely on the bar that if they don’t sneak them around they will get twisted underneath. There is no reason you should not re-adjust you...... Continue reading
Change of Pace, Let's Do Some Jerks
Matt Foreman | Olympic Weightlifting | June 18 2012 | Comments (5)

This post will be a little different from what I’ve been putting up lately. I’ve written a lot of stuff in recent weeks about motivation, lifestyle, inspiration, etc. I’ve loved doing it, many of you have given me some really kind words that I won’t forget, and I’ll come back to those subjects in the future. But for right now, let’s just get some straightforward...... Continue reading
Where Our Work Ethic Comes From
Matt Foreman | Editorial | June 4 2012 | Comments (8)

We all probably realize that work ethic is one of the most essential qualities a weightlifter can have. When you’re really pushing the limits of your ability in this sport, the physical challenges are beyond almost any other type of activity you’ll ever attempt. If you’re not a hard worker, you don’t have a prayer. I think we learn our work ethic as we grow up. Some of ...... Continue reading
Tighten up the Bar, Lifter Will Repeat
Mike Gray | Olympic Weightlifting | May 31 2012 | Comments (7)

Just about 6 years ago I entered my first weightlifting meet. I had been Olympic lifting for about 4 months and wanted to get into a meet before I took off for Iraq for the next 7 months. So there was a group traveling from San Diego up to San Francisco for the California State Games at a local High School. It was a great time and I learned plenty about competing in a meet and what the difference ...... Continue reading
When to Move on, and When to Punch Your Missed Lift in its Stupid Little Mouth
Greg Everett | Olympic Weightlifting | May 28 2012 | Comments (1)

There are times in a lifter’s life when lifts aren’t made. These times are, of course, the absolute worst, and in those moments following a missed lift, athletes can generally find indisputable proof that they’ll never again succeed, why their abilities have already peaked and they’re finally and terminally on the decline, and why, being in such a stage of life, they no lon...... Continue reading
Weightlifting and Relationships....Yeesh
Matt Foreman | Editorial | May 22 2012 | Comments (9)

I once broke up with a girlfriend because I had a bad squat workout. Seriously, I did. I was around twenty at the time, dating this saucy little redhead. We were having a lot of fun for a few months, baking brownies and playing Uno, all the cool stuff you do when you’re going out with somebody at that age. Then one day I went to the gym and my front squats folded me like a card table. I w...... Continue reading
Starter Program for Catalyst Athletics Online Workouts
Greg Everett | Olympic Weightlifting | May 21 2012 | Comments (247)

The following is a 4-week training program that can be used to get started with the training program posted on this website. This is a good cycle to start with if you have not previously been doing the Olympic lifts frequently in your training. Additional technique work can be added at the start of each session that focuses on the primary lift of the day. For example, on wednesday before sn...... Continue reading
Weightlifting Technique Development
Greg Everett | Ask Greg Everett | May 17 2012 | Comments (8)

Dan Asks: I’m learning lifts for the first time after 20 years of martial arts, and PTing. My approach at the moment is technique, technique, technique – then when I feel I need the weight to progress the technique to add load so that the load is demanded by my technique progress. Eventually I guess my load will start demanding technique if you know what I mean... Also I’m fol...... Continue reading
The Effects of Leg Length & Gut Size on the Olympic Lifts
Greg Everett | Ask Greg Everett | May 15 2012 | Comments (10)

Josh Asks: What changes, mainly in the starting positions of the lifts, will people with long legs/short torso have to make compared to people with short legs/long torso? To what extent will these variations alter the execution of the lifts as well? Similarly, if an individual has an excessively large stomach, clearly the bar path won't be as vertical because the bar must travel around their gu...... Continue reading
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