GPP for Weightlifting: The Big Secret, or a Waste of Time?
It’s somewhere in the middle. GPP (general physical preparation) for the sport of weightlifting is a topic that attracts a lot of opinions and about which a lot of contradict... Continue reading
How Do I Select Weights & Reps in a Weightlifting Program?
I’m always amused seeing what people have to say online about weightlifting program design—it’s either the most complex thing in the world that no one except a fe... Continue reading
Weightlifting Complexes: Getting Started with the Basics
I tend to use complexes pretty regularly in the training programs I write for my lifters. Primarily their use is confined to preparatory mesocycles, i.e. we use them in the early p... Continue reading
Junk Volume: Don’t Hold Back Your Weightlifting with Excess
With average people, the trick is persuading them to work hard enough; with good weightlifters, the trick is convincing them to avoid doing too much. A motivated athlete who enjoys... Continue reading
Why Percentages Don’t Feel the Same for Everyone
Any of you who have used a training program written by someone who doesn’t coach you personally (and likely doesn’t know you at all) have probably discovered that often... Continue reading
Deloading Period - Or What To Do After A Meet
What I often face among novice lifters is a strong belief that if they want to increase their best score, they need every session to be heavier than the previous one. However, one ... Continue reading
Multidimensionality in Weightlifting Programming: Do More with Less
Program design for Olympic weightlifting is one of those things that you either love or hate—and that feeling can change day to day. One of the toughest things to do is conta... Continue reading
Ask Greg: Snatch & Clean Pull Loading & Necessity
Steven Asks: What is the optimum weight to use for pulls? As I frequently watch people using weights far in excess of their PB Snatch/Clean with a technique that does not resemble ... Continue reading
Sample Bodybuilding Work for Weightlifters
I posted an article about if, when, why and how to incorporate bodybuilding work into a weightlifting program recently, and we got a number of questions about what exercises for what body parts and how exactly to put it all together, so here we go.
Fi... Continue reading
Bodybuilding Accessory Work for Weightlifters
Pretty commonly we get questions about incorporating bodybuilding work into weightlifting training programs—whether or not it’s necessary or beneficial, and if so, how ... Continue reading