Weightlifting Program Design
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Homeostasis: The Basis of Training
Bob Takano | Weightlifting Program Design | November 5 2013 | Comments (1)

A couple of weeks ago I wrote a blog post about protoplasm. I think that periodically it helps to refresh our minds about the medium with which we coaches are working and so I’ve gone ahead and written down some thoughts about how protoplasm works with r... Continue reading
Oh, and Don't Forget... The Bulgarian System
Bob Takano | Weightlifting Program Design | October 7 2013 | Comments (1)

I continue to hear about lifters that are fascinated with the Bulgarian method of training, practice it and swear that it is THE WAY to train. I’m speaking about the practice of going up to max singles on every lift every training day. We first heard ... Continue reading
The Relation of Snatch, Clean & Jerk and Squat Weights
Greg Everett | Weightlifting Program Design | May 22 2013 | Comments (22)

How much should I snatch and clean & jerk if I back squat this much? This is a question I get a lot, and there isn't a simple, formulaic answer. Put simply, it depends on y... Continue reading
Weightlifting Programming: Lots of Variety? Or Just Snatch, Clean & Jerk and Squat?
Matt Foreman | Weightlifting Program Design | April 15 2013 | Comments (8)

Ooohhh, this is a good question. Weightlifters and coaches have been debating it for a long time. Let me give you a little more explanation so you know what we’re talking abo... Continue reading
Why You Should Minimize Missed Lifts in Weightlifting Training
Greg Everett | Weightlifting Program Design | March 11 2013 | Comments (2)

What percentage of your lifts in training are misses? If you know an actual number, you're spending too much time on the math and not enough on the lifting, but if it's a b... Continue reading
The Back-Off Week for Weightlifting Programs
Mike Gray | Weightlifting Program Design | February 18 2013 | Comments (8)

Also known as the de-load week, the back-off week is by far my least favorite week during a training cycle. Coincidentally, as I write this I am wrapping up one right now. If you would have asked me last week at this time I would have told you I couldn’t... Continue reading
The Back Extension: Strengthening the Back for Weightlifting
Greg Everett | Weightlifting Program Design | January 7 2013 | Comments (12)

If one of your problems with the Olympic lifts is a weak back arch, that needs to become a focus for you in just about everything you do. Some of you have become very strong in rou... Continue reading
The Power Jerk: Yes, It Has Uses
Greg Everett | Weightlifting Program Design | October 10 2012 | Comments

I've always hated power jerks, like most people who split jerk as their prefered jerk method. It's awkward, uncomfortable and difficult. But I have a grudging respect and appreciation for the exercise because it can be immensely valuable as a training ... Continue reading
Weightlifting Program Design: Feelings vs. Planning
Greg Everett | Weightlifting Program Design | 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, sets... Continue reading
The Trouble with Pulls: Snatch & Clean Pull Weights
Greg Everett | Weightlifting Program Design | July 9 2012 | Comments (12)

Traditionally, snatch and clean pulls are prescribed as a percentage of a lifter’s maximum snatch or clean. This generally keeps pulls appropriately quick and technically sou... Continue reading
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