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Efficiency: Foot Movement in the Snatch & Clean
Greg Everett | Olympic Weightlifting Technique | November 24 2022 | Comments

It’s time we had a serious talk about foot movement in the snatch and clean and the idea of efficiency.   It’s standard to hear people claim that lifting the fee... Continue reading
Weightlifting Straps: When & Why to Use Them
Greg Everett | Olympic Weightlifting Training | November 12 2022 | Comments

The purpose of straps is to allow us to lift more than we could without them, both in terms of weight and volume. The trick is using them to our advantage and not to our detriment.   For a lot of lifters, using straps will immediately allow them to snat... Continue reading
Better Snatch Overhead Stability
Greg Everett | General Training | September 23 2022 | Comments

As many of you have found out… and keep finding out… over and over again… being able to get a bar overhead in a snatch doesn’t mean much if you can’t keep it there. Following are my recommendations for improving overhead stabil... Continue reading
Why Lower Jerks to the Shoulders?
Greg Everett | Olympic Weightlifting Training | August 11 2022 | Comments

With the increased accessibility of jerk blocks these days, often lifters ask why they should lower jerks back to their shoulders? The most obvious answer is still: because not everyone has jerk blocks, and they still may need to do multiple-rep sets of the je... Continue reading
Fixing Back Hyperextension in the Split Jerk
Greg Everett | Olympic Weightlifting Technique | May 13 2022 | Comments

In the split jerk, we’re looking for a solid trunk when we receive the bar—the spine neutral and everything braced forcefully. It’s common to instead see the lower back hyperextended, or abrupt hinging at the thoracolumbar junction. This is n... Continue reading
Your First Weightlifting Competition
Greg Everett | Weightlifting Competition | January 12 2022 | Comments (2)

One of the great things about weightlifting is the accessibility of competition, especially more recently—with essentially no barrier to entry for local meets, anyone of any age and ability can go compete.   However, this availability of weightlif... Continue reading
Exercise Selection for Technical Improvement
Greg Everett | Olympic Weightlifting Technique | December 7 2021 | Comments (2)

All right, buckle up and settle in because we’re going to go yard on this one. I’ve talked about this idea in the past, but not in great detail, and it’s an important concept, especially these days with all of us being bombarded by technical ... Continue reading
You Don’t Need Powerlifting to Get Strong for Weightlifting
Greg Everett | Editorial | November 19 2021 | Comments

I’ve answered this question so many times over the years, I find it odd this article doesn’t already exist: Should I do powerlifting first to get strong for weightlifti... Continue reading
How to Improve Speed in Weightlifting
Greg Everett | Olympic Weightlifting Training | July 30 2021 | Comments

A question I get frequently, and one I break a lot of hearts responding to, is how to improve speed in the snatch and clean. My answer is heartbreaking because speed—and by speed I mean the actual speed of muscular contraction and consequent joint motion... Continue reading
Using Video in Training Most Effectively
Greg Everett | Olympic Weightlifting Training | June 17 2021 | Comments (2)

Just about every weightlifter out there uses video one way or another these days, whether or not they work in-person with a coach. I don’t need to point out the value of video, but it does warrant some discussion on how to best use it to maximize the ben... Continue reading
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