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The Benefit of Bad Training
Matt Foreman | Olympic Weightlifting General | September 26 2018 | Comments

I once read an interview with legendary writer Ernest Hemingway where he was asked, “What is the best early training for writers in their younger years?”  His answer was, “An unhappy childhood.”   Strange answer, but I get i... Continue reading
Ask Greg: How Important is Bodyweight for Weightlifting?
Greg Everett | Olympic Weightlifting General | April 25 2018 | Comments

Christoffer Asks: Hey, I was wondering how much your body mass matters in weightlifting and how much of an impact a few less or extra pounds can make on your performance. I also wo... Continue reading
A Potential Problem With Pulling Blocks
Matt Foreman | Olympic Weightlifting General | April 12 2018 | Comments (1)

Training from the blocks in Olympic weightlifting is always an interesting subject. I’ve seen lots of different philosophies on them. Some lifters never use blocks and don’t even have a set in their gym. Others use them all the time and love them. ... Continue reading
Quitting Weightlifting: The Right Way and The Wrong Way
Matt Foreman | Olympic Weightlifting General | March 19 2018 | Comments

Where’s your lifting at right now? Going great? On a rampage? Or are you struggling, pissed off because of bad training or competition?   Anybody thinking about quitti... Continue reading
Weightlifting Strategies for Moving From Roadblock Stage to Breakthrough Stage
Matt Foreman | Olympic Weightlifting General | March 12 2018 | Comments

During the first few years of a weightlifter’s career, everything is mostly going in an upward direction. Sure, there are little knockdowns and plateaus, but they’re us... Continue reading
Who Should You Listen To?
Greg Everett | Olympic Weightlifting General | March 1 2018 | Comments

A downside to the internet and the accessibility it provides to anyone with a connection and a keyboard is that people can take advantage of the anonymity to create inaccurate personas for themselves and very often very easily get away with it. That is, just a... Continue reading
Ask Greg: How Do Lifters Stay Lean?
Greg Everett | Olympic Weightlifting General | February 28 2018 | Comments

Carolina Asks: How do weightlifters stay lean while lifting? Do they incorporate cardio if so what type and when?   Greg Says: The first thing to address is that it's a misconception by people coming into weightlifting from other sports (especially ... Continue reading
Does Weightlifting Attract Hardcore Personalities… Or Develop Them?
Matt Foreman | Olympic Weightlifting General | January 29 2018 | Comments (1)

I’ve been wondering about this question for years. Still haven’t completely figured out the answer. Actually, it should be “Do Strength Sports Attract Hardcore Pe... Continue reading
Strategies for Becoming a Control Freak: A Necessity in Weightlifting
Matt Foreman | Olympic Weightlifting General | January 1 2018 | Comments

I’m going to get to the point of this one in a roundabout way, so just hang with me for a second.   For those of you who don’t know, I’m a rabid boxing fan... Continue reading
Ask Greg: Improving Elbow Stability & Eliminating Pain
Greg Everett | Olympic Weightlifting General | December 20 2017 | Comments

Jarrod Asks: I am the head coach/programmer at a South Eastern suburb “box” and have a couple of athletes that need some help and they are looking to me for assistance ... Continue reading
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