Olympic Weightlifting Training
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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
Routine, Not Superstition: Don’t Turn an Advantage into a Liability
Greg Everett | Olympic Weightlifting Training | August 18 2020 | Comments (1)

An important contributor to technical ability, focus and confidence in weightlifting is the establishment and maintenance of routines. Consistent sequences and habits mean les... Continue reading
Grip Training for Weightlifters and Beyond
Benjamin Claridad | Olympic Weightlifting Training | September 4 2019 | Comments

Specificity is king—that will never change in regards to strength sport. However, in recent years I have consistently found myself championing the importance of general physical strength and its positive effects for the competitive Olympic weightlifter. ... Continue reading
Lose the Belt. Some of the Time.
Greg Everett | Olympic Weightlifting Training | July 2 2018 | Comments (2)

Weightlifting belts are a handy piece of gear, and one of the few I think are worthwhile. Since the dawn of internet time, belts have been at the center of questions regarding value, purpose and use, and you have about as wide a range of opinions on this as an... Continue reading
Don't Jump with Your Arms
Greg Everett | Olympic Weightlifting Training | May 24 2018 | Comments (4)

I like box jumps for weightlifting. It's a very simple, accessible way to train explosiveness. What I don't like is when box jumps are done in ways that reduce their effectiveness or create problems. The point of box jumps in the context of weightli... Continue reading
Your Unreasonable Expectation of Comfort in Weightlifting
Greg Everett | Olympic Weightlifting Training | May 21 2018 | Comments (4)

A sport is like anything else—how committed you are determines how it affects the rest of your life. The extent of your investment in it changes the way it influences your de... Continue reading
Investing Time for Progress: Routine, Detail & Patience in the Olympic Lifts
Greg Everett | Olympic Weightlifting Training | April 9 2018 | Comments (1)

I'm pretty frequently surprised by how impatient new and intermediate weightlifters are in a number of ways, from their expectations of progress to their rush to get through a ... Continue reading
Don't Sit Down During Your Workout
Greg Everett | Olympic Weightlifting Training | February 22 2018 | Comments (1)

If you're struggling to stay motivated and focused during your training sessions—because you're tired, distracted by things outside the gym, training alone with no accountability, or any other reason—try not letting yourself sit down during... Continue reading
Set A Goal for Each Training Session
Greg Everett | Olympic Weightlifting Training | February 15 2018 | Comments

One of the many non-training activities you should be doing regularly if you want to progress as much as possible in weightlifting is setting goals for every single training session. I recommend doing this the day before. After the current day's workout is... Continue reading
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