Olympic Weightlifting Technique
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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
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
Moving the Feet in the Snatch & Clean
Greg Everett | Olympic Weightlifting Technique | November 20 2020 | Comments

I get a couple frequent questions about the feet in the snatch and clean: Do you have to move your feet from the pulling stance into a different receiving stance? Does that receiving stance have to be wider than your pulling stance?   The short answer i... Continue reading
Ask Greg: Long Limbs & The Pull
Greg Everett | Olympic Weightlifting Technique | October 29 2020 | Comments

Charlie Asks: Thanks for putting all of your knowledge out there and making it accessible. My question pertains to body type. Specifically long limbed people with short torsos who struggle getting their knees out of the way in the first and second pulls. ... Continue reading
Snatch & Clean Bar Contact: Everything You’ve Ever Wanted to Know
Greg Everett | Olympic Weightlifting Technique | October 5 2020 | Comments

How and when the bar contacts the body in the snatch and clean—and even whether or not it should—is an ongoing source of confusion for new lifters, so we’re going... Continue reading
Why Is My (Lift) Worse Than Others?
Greg Everett | Olympic Weightlifting Technique | April 13 2020 | Comments

I get this basic question in one form or another constantly. Why is my jerk worse than my clean? Why is my snatch so low compared to my clean & jerk? Why can’t I clean more relative to my front squat? Why is my front squat so low relative to my back ... Continue reading
Staying Over the Bar in the Snatch & Clean: What, Why, How
Greg Everett | Olympic Weightlifting Technique | February 5 2020 | Comments (5)

You hear the cue to stay over the bar in the snatch and clean, but you’re not sure what that means, and you may even be confounded by the fact that it seems every elite lifte... Continue reading
The Right Way, The Wrong Way, and That Way
Greg Everett | Olympic Weightlifting Technique | November 26 2019 | Comments (1)

Everyone wants right and wrong, simple dichotomies, yes or no answers… but that’s not really how weightlifting works. I’m bombarded with what-about-isms on most of the instructional content I post. As I say ad nauseam, there are exceptions t... Continue reading
Ask Greg: Rocking to Heels in Pull & Staying Flat-Footed
Greg Everett | Olympic Weightlifting Technique | September 17 2019 | Comments

Ashley Asks: I have been weightlifting for 5 years and cannot seem to break the habit of rocking back on my heels between the first and second pull, especially on the clean. I see ... Continue reading
Hierarchy for Learning the Snatch and Clean & Jerk
Greg Everett | Olympic Weightlifting Technique | June 5 2019 | Comments (1)

When it comes to the snatch and clean & jerk, there are approximately infinity details you can consider. As a new lifter, or even a new coach, it’s overwhelming and intim... Continue reading
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