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Grip Strength Program for Weightlifting
Greg Everett | Olympic Weightlifting | April 30 2012 | Comments (7)

I've written about grip strength for weightlifting before, but have remained fairly vague with regard to actual training protocols. This time, I’m going to give you a simple program that you can start using right away as is, or modify a bit to suit your training schedule or individual needs. When it comes to grip strength for weightlifting, really what we’re talking about is the sna...... Continue reading
Risks, Decisions, and Courage
Matt Foreman | General Training | April 26 2012 | Comments (11)

This one might not grab you right at the beginning. But if you stay with me until the end, I promise we’ll get something good out of it. If you’ve read some of my other stuff, you know I’m a fan of Ernest Hemingway. I don’t know if any of you have interest in him or his works, but I’ve been reading him for years and I’ve also learned quite a bit about his li...... Continue reading
Where Have All The PRs Gone?
Aimee Anaya Everett | Olympic Weightlifting | April 24 2012 | Comments (26)

“Our business in life is not to get ahead of others, but to get ahead of ourselves—to break our own records, to outstrip our yesterday by our today.” - Unknown Do you know what weightlifting is? It is the worst bitch you could ever encounter. It frustrates you, makes you cry on the inside, doesn’t take yes for an answer, and fucks all your shit up. Mentally and physicall...... Continue reading
The Mental Switch: Prepare Yourself for Competition
Matt Foreman | General Training | April 18 2012 | Comments (7)

All great athletes have a mental switch, and it should be your goal to get one too. Think of a light switch in your house. You flip it, and the lights turn on. Pretty simple, right? Well, a mental switch is in your brain. When you flip it, your mind goes to a state of perfect concentration, intensity, and confidence. The most experienced athletes usually have really effective, powerful men...... Continue reading
Lowering the Bar Between Reps in the Snatch, Clean and Jerk
Greg Everett | Olympic Weightlifting | April 16 2012 | Comments (4)

Generally snatches, cleans and jerks are dropped to the floor after the completion of successful reps. But when an athlete is doing multiple reps of the snatch or clean from the hang, or multiple consecutive reps in the jerk, push press or other overhead lifts, the athlete will need to lower the bar under control to the appropriate position. This can be intimidating and made unnecessarily difficul...... Continue reading
The Superhero Complex: Stretch & Activate Easily for Squats
Greg Everett | Mobility & Training Preparation | April 9 2012 | Comments (6)

Easily the most common problem people bring up with regard to squatting is an inability to maintain the arch in their backs as they sit into the bottom position. This is not a complex problem, but that doesn’t mean it’s easy to fix. Improving flexibility can be a long and tedious process, but the sooner you commit to it, the sooner you’ll get some traction and see progress. Be...... Continue reading
Learning Weightlifting Technique Through Imitation
Matt Foreman | Ask Greg Everett | April 2 2012 | Comments (17)

Has it ever occurred to you that weightlifting is a monkey-see-monkey-do activity? I’ve thought a lot about this over the years. If there is one thing I’ve become absolutely convinced of, it’s that most athletes learn primarily by imitation. When people are trying a new athletic skill, like a snatch or a clean, the best tool for their learning is to watch that skil...... Continue reading
Back to the Bottom: Squat Stance in the Snatch and Clean
Matt Foreman | Olympic Weightlifting | March 20 2012 | Comments (2)

  I went to a weightlifting meet last weekend where almost sixty lifters were competing. It was a huge contest and a very long day, but it was a great one too. As with all local meets, there was a wide range of athletes in attendance. I recognized a few experienced names from recent national championship competitions, and of course there was also a large crowd of newcomers who were...... Continue reading
Hot Streaks in Weightlifting, Volume Two
Matt Foreman | Olympic Weightlifting | March 9 2012 | Comments (2)

Have you ever sat down and written out your lifting goals on paper? I think it’s part of being on a hot streak. When your lifts are going through the roof, you start to think about how much progress you’re going to make in the future months based on what you’ve done recently. So you plan out a month-to-month max out schedule, or maybe you plan out a whole year of m...... Continue reading
Knee Pain: Patellar Tendonitis and Coming Back to Weightlifting
Greg Everett | Ask Greg Everett | March 1 2012 | Comments (12)

Andrew Asks: Been reading your site and came across your Q&A section and figured I'd give it a shot. I am a 25yr old male, 6'3" 230. Here is my dilemma: been training (see crossfit, crossfit football, etc) for about three years now with a recent emphasis on strength gaining starting back in october of last year to prepare for a powerlifting (unassisted) comp this past march. The work m...... Continue reading
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