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Pressing Exercises for Weightlifters: Why, When and How?
Sergey Bondarenko | Olympic Weightlifting | October 19 2015 | Comments (3)

Until 1973, there was no question whether to press or not. The Clean & Press was part of the Olympic competition, and weightlifters trained the press like they now train the sn... Continue reading
Interview: Kelly Rexroad Williams
Matt Foreman | Interviews | October 14 2015 | Comments

Mileage counts for a lot in weightlifting. Those of you who read this magazine have varying levels of time and experience as strength athletes. Some of you just started training recently, others have been banging away for a few years, and a few of you have ... Continue reading
Clean and Jerk Technique: The Pop-and-Adjust…When, Why, and How
Matt Foreman | Olympic Weightlifting | October 12 2015 | Comments (1)

Somebody asked me recently if it’s hard to keep finding weightlifting topics to write about, now that I’ve been putting out articles for a long time and I’ve cove... Continue reading
Your Rest Day: Don’t Waste It
Mike Gray | Olympic Weightlifting | October 5 2015 | Comments (6)

Weightlifters look forward to their rest days like a child looks forward to Christmas: You have such high expectations for it, but more often than not, it gets wasted and ends up having detrimental effects on your training instead of positive.   Tell me... Continue reading
Olympic Weightlifting Program Design: The Year Plan
Greg Everett | Olympic Weightlifting | September 28 2015 | Comments (1)

Sometimes a year can seem to be an extremely long period of time, and often athletes and coaches will avoid even thinking that far ahead, let alone planning. However, when you cons... Continue reading
Snatch and Clean: Shift Your Torso Vertical, Legs Under the Bar
Matt Foreman | Olympic Weightlifting | September 21 2015 | Comments (5)

Remember when you first saw the snatch and clean and jerk performed by Olympic weightlifters? And I’m talking about REAL weightlifters… athletes with an advanced level... Continue reading
Leverage & Weightlifting Ability
Greg Everett | Olympic Weightlifting | September 14 2015 | Comments

There is a general ability of athletes in lighter weight classes to be capable of lifting more weight relative to bodyweight than their heavier weight class counterparts. This is a simple issue of leverage, although of course many other factors are involved in... Continue reading
Why Weightlifters Should Front Squat With a Closed Fist Instead of Two Fingers
Matt Foreman | Olympic Weightlifting | September 7 2015 | Comments (8)

Question: If you’re an Olympic weightlifter, why do you include front squats in your training?   Answer: You include front squats in your training to improve your perf... Continue reading
Weightlifting Pull Technique: Knees Back vs. Push Up
Matt Foreman | Olympic Weightlifting | August 31 2015 | Comments (8)

Now that weightlifting has progressed to the point where people are overanalyzing pulling technique like they’re trying to split the atom with an animal cracker, I think we n... Continue reading
Shoulder Dislocation Rehabilitation for Weightlifting
Greg Everett | Olympic Weightlifting | August 24 2015 | Comments (18)

The 2015 National Championships for me seemed doomed from 12 weeks out. First, I sustained a minor tear in my iliacus, meaning I was unable to split and had to switch to power jerk... Continue reading
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