Olympic Weightlifting Technique
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A Horrible Bottom Position Doesn’t Make You a Lost Weightlifting Cause
Matt Foreman | Olympic Weightlifting Technique | March 11 2019 | Comments (1)

The explosion of masters weightlifting in recent years has brought thousands of new competitors to the sport. And many of them are crusty old people with bodies that won’t to... Continue reading
Ask Greg: Snatch Swinging Forward
Greg Everett | Olympic Weightlifting Technique | January 30 2019 | Comments

Kris Asks: I have a lot of problems and one that I can't seem to correct is the bar looping after contact in the snatch. I’ve observed that during a no brush snatch my bar path is almost vertical, I extend with my torso upright and I'm pulling up... Continue reading
You Don’t Have to do Everything Right… Just Most of It
Greg Everett | Olympic Weightlifting Technique | January 16 2019 | Comments (3)

If you follow me, there’s a decent chance you’re someone who enjoys technical detail and is bordering on obsessive about skill development in weightlifting. I’d s... Continue reading
The Jump Cue: Useful, or The Worst Thing Ever Created?
Greg Everett | Olympic Weightlifting Technique | October 18 2018 | Comments (3)

Jump has been the focus of contention in the sport of weightlifting, at least in the US, or at least on the internet among Americans, for several years (remember GoHeavy?). It&rsqu... Continue reading
Calm Down… It’s Supposed to Feel Heavy
Greg Everett | Olympic Weightlifting Technique | October 11 2018 | Comments (3)

One of the most common reasons for lifters missing their heaviest snatch and clean attempts is the blow to their confidence experienced as the bar is first lifted from the floor. Suddenly it feels heavy, and that means it’s slow, and that means it’... Continue reading
Ask Greg: Slow Snatch Turnover
Greg Everett | Olympic Weightlifting Technique | September 19 2018 | Comments

Mira asks: In the snatch, I feel like I have a slow turn over, like I always seem to sneak underneath the bar when receiving the bar overhead. Are there drills I can use to train this aspect outside of tall snatches from the hip? Are there any cues you can rec... Continue reading
Split Jerk, Power Jerk & Squat Jerk: Why & Who
Greg Everett | Olympic Weightlifting Technique | September 6 2018 | Comments (3)

There are three styles of the jerk that rely on different receiving positions: the power jerk (or push jerk), squat jerk and split jerk. The split jerk is by far the most common co... Continue reading
Technique Primers: Get More out of Your Weightlifting Technique Work
Greg Everett | Olympic Weightlifting Technique | August 22 2018 | Comments

Technique has to be the favorite topic in weightlifting. I’d personally rather talk about and deal with it over programming any day. I assume the appeal for most of us is its... Continue reading
Internal Rotation Overhead in the Snatch... Really?
Greg Everett | Olympic Weightlifting Technique | August 8 2018 | Comments (8)

OK, I’m going to wade all the way into this filthy mess. I’ve written about the overhead position, including the proper orientation of the arms, many times for many yea... Continue reading
Dial in the Phases of the Snatch & Clean
Greg Everett | Olympic Weightlifting Technique | July 30 2018 | Comments (1)

Like any athletic action, the snatch should be executed as a single, fluid motion. But like most complex tasks, it helps to break it into more digestible segments both conceptually and for the purposes of motor learning. The following gives you the most import... Continue reading
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