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Harsh Comments From Weightlifting Coaches…And Why They’re Awesome
Matt Foreman | Olympic Weightlifting | February 22 2016 | Comments (4)

Do you have thick skin, or do you get your feelings hurt easily? Think about that for a second. How sensitive are you?   I have pretty thick skin, for the most part. I grew ... Continue reading
Why Do We Recover Front Foot First in the Split Jerk?
Greg Everett | Quick Tips | February 17 2016 | Comments (4)

Most coaches will hammer their lifters and reinforce the idea that we want to recover from the split jerk by stepping back with the front foot about a third of the way back first, ... Continue reading
Weightlifting Program Design: Flexibility in Prescriptions
Greg Everett | Olympic Weightlifting | February 15 2016 | Comments

There are approximately infinity ways to write weightlifting training programs. Some coaches stick with the same basic approach at all times adjusted to different skill and experie... Continue reading
Pulling Position at the Knee: Get It Right
Greg Everett | Quick Tips | February 10 2016 | Comments (1)

Posture and balance in the pulls of the snatch and clean are as important as anything gets in the lifts (every element is the most important). Shins upright and nearly vertical Shoulders directly above to slightly in front of the bar Shoulders should r... Continue reading
Interview: Ursula Garza Papandrea
Matt Foreman | Interviews | February 10 2016 | Comments

When I set up this interview, it occurred to me that I’ve known Ursula Garza Papandrea throughout my entire weightlifting career. She’s one of the few people I interview who has been in the sport longer than I have. I don’t remember where we ... Continue reading
The Rip-Dive-Crash Technique… And Why It Will Kill You
Matt Foreman | Olympic Weightlifting | February 8 2016 | Comments (3)

This is a technique article, and many of you need this input pretty bad. So I’m gonna get right to the point. No stories or jokes to set the mood.   Many of you have r... Continue reading
Do We Need the Magic Front Squat to Back Squat Ratio?
Sergey Bondarenko | Olympic Weightlifting | February 1 2016 | Comments (1)

A big chunk of the questions that I am asked are about squats. Many people are in search of the ideal squat routine and an ideal ratio of front to back squats. While I do think tha... Continue reading
That Fine Line between Being Tough and Being Stupid
Mike Gray | Olympic Weightlifting | January 27 2016 | Comments (1)

If I were to take a poll of all the weightlifters out there and ask how many of you are hurt right now, I bet it would be a decent number. Now if I ask the same group how many of y... Continue reading
Quit Letting Your Shoulders Sag Overhead in the Snatch
Greg Everett | Olympic Weightlifting | January 25 2016 | Comments (2)

It's pretty common to see a lifter's shoulders "sag" when they receive a snatch overhead—the elbows are tight and locked, but the bar shifts down and they a... Continue reading
Interview: James Tatum
Matt Foreman | Interviews | January 20 2016 | Comments

“That guy with the beard looks pretty good.” That’s what I said the first time I saw James Tatum compete. It was at the 2012 American Open in Palm Springs, I believe. This was the time period when the Great USAW CrossFit Population Explosion,... Continue reading
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