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Loose Knees = Loose Jerks
Greg Everett | Quick Tips | September 22 2014 | Comments (2)

Stand up and hang out for a moment. Now consider the muscles around your knees - are they tight and fighting to keep your knee from suddenly bending under the weight of your body? Probably not. We stand on a passive knee lock that doesn't require much muscular... Continue reading
The 80% - 90% Gap Weightlifting Program
Matt Foreman | Olympic Weightlifting | September 15 2014 | Comments (7)

I know what you want.   Seriously, I do. I’m using my telepathic powers again. I can see inside your noggin.   You want some new training ideas.   Was I right? (you’re all nodding your heads) Yeah, I knew it.   Okay, I&r... Continue reading
The Clean and Jerk Rack Positions
Greg Everett | Olympic Weightlifting | September 8 2014 | Comments (12)

Weightlifting has quite a few layers—you can learn the snatch and clean & jerk in a few minutes, but you can then spend a lifetime learning how to perform them better. It’s an odd combination of joy and frustration. There are countless minor de... Continue reading
The Ballsiest Weightlifter in History... and You
Matt Foreman | Olympic Weightlifting | September 3 2014 | Comments (6)

How many of you have heard of an old Soviet weightlifter named Yuri Zakharevich? Probably not many, I’m guessing. He’s one of the greatest in history, but his prime was... Continue reading
7 Steps to Better Weightlifting Technique Coaching
Bob Takano | Olympic Weightlifting | September 1 2014 | Comments

Whenever I present at seminars about coaching weightlifting I always try to emphasize the following seven points in this particular order for those interested in improving their te... Continue reading
Taking an Honest Look
Mike Gray | Olympic Weightlifting | August 27 2014 | Comments (3)

I recently competed in a local meet and had a shit showing. It wasn’t from a lack of training or effort; in fact I had a great few months leading up to it. It was just a shitty performance and I honestly had never been that embarrassed or pissed walking ... Continue reading
Team Programs versus Individual Programs
Greg Everett | Olympic Weightlifting | August 25 2014 | Comments (2)

With the explosion of interest in weightlifting, there is a parallel increase in new weightlifting clubs. We get a lot of emails asking about every aspect of running a weightlifting club, and one of the most common questions is what the best way to program for... Continue reading
Squat Cycles and Other Crap That Doesn't Work
Matt Foreman | Olympic Weightlifting | August 18 2014 | Comments (14)

Disclaimer: The subject of this article is something I wrote about in my book Bones of Iron. Sometimes I get ideas to write about things I’ve already covered, but I shy away ... Continue reading
Reponse to the new USA Weightlifting National Meet Qualification Procedure
Greg Everett | Editorial | August 15 2014 | Comments (11)

For the most part, the reaction among weightlifters to the new USAW national meet qualification procedures has been positive, but there has been a surprising (to me, at least) amou... Continue reading
Are You an Athlete or an Exerciser?
Greg Everett | General Training | August 11 2014 | Comments (10)

Before you even say it, no, the title isn’t a jab at CrossFitters. This has nothing to do with what sport or activity you choose to pursue, only how you pursue it. It could be CrossFit, Olympic weightlifting or golf.   With the proliferation o... Continue reading
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