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Move Your Feet: The Third Pull of the Snatch & Clean
Greg Everett | Quick Tips | September 5 2012 | Comments (9)

Do you find that your feet never quite end up where they need to be when you snatch or clean? For example, they're always too far behind you? Try actively lifting your feet and... Continue reading
Weightlifting Program Design: Feelings vs. Planning
Greg Everett | Olympic Weightlifting | September 3 2012 | Comments (4)

There are a lot of different ways to train as a weightlifter, but two broad categories can be described by either planning and prescribing all the numbers (e.g. weights, reps, se... Continue reading
Spread the Bar, But Not That Way: Holding the Snatch Overhead
Greg Everett | Quick Tips | August 29 2012 | Comments (2)

A lot of people have been cued to "spread the bar" or "pull the bar apart" when overhead in the snatch. I'm not a big fan of this cue, because in my mind, the e... Continue reading
Athlete Selection for Weightlifting
Bob Takano | Olympic Weightlifting | August 29 2012 | Comments (8)

One of the topics touched upon by national coach Zygmunt Smalcerz was the selection of candidates for the national weightlifting program in Poland. To many readers this may sound like a novel concept since we don’t practice it in this country, and there... Continue reading
Getting Under the Split Jerk Properly
Greg Everett | Quick Tips | August 27 2012 | Comments

There are two kinds of people in the world: those who are good at the jerk, and those who are not. For the latter group, there are so many things that can go wrong or be misunderstood that it can be very daunting to correct the movement. One of the big problem... Continue reading
Keeping Your Gym Environment Strong
Matt Foreman | Editorial | August 27 2012 | Comments (3)

When you’re a coach, one of your responsibilities is protecting your gym’s mojo. What the heck am I talking about? Let me explain. First, we have to understand what “mojo” is. The mojo in your gym is a collective feeling of teamwork,... Continue reading
Pull Down for a Better Turnover in the Snatch & Clean
Greg Everett | Quick Tips | August 24 2012 | Comments (3)

Having external rotation strength to turn the bar over in the snatch or having quick elbows in the turnover of the clean is great, but you can't have a quick turnover in either lif... Continue reading
10 More Things New Weightlifters Should Know
Mike Gray | Olympic Weightlifting | August 22 2012 | Comments (3)

1. More isn’t always better, it’s just more. 2. After a PR, you get 24 hours to enjoy it. Then get your ass back to work. If you are anything like me, sleeping that night will be hard. 3. If you feel great full lifts, if you feel a bit off t... Continue reading
Something We Learned At The Olympics: Big Goals
Matt Foreman | Olympic Weightlifting | August 13 2012 | Comments (9)

Hopefully, you all got to watch a lot of weightlifting action at the Olympics over the last couple of weeks. NBCOlympics.com is like a gift from the heavens, showing complete repla... Continue reading
10 Things All New Weightlifters Should Know
Mike Gray | Olympic Weightlifting | August 6 2012 | Comments (8)

1. Learn the correct terms. Snatch, Clean and Jerk. Then learn Power Snatch, Power Clean and Power Jerk. Then keep going until you can name every lift on Greg’s video showcase with out notes. 2. Learn kilos. I am at the point where I convert pounds to... Continue reading
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