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Hot Streaks in Weightlifting, Volume Two
Matt Foreman | Olympic Weightlifting General | March 9 2012 | Comments (2)

Have you ever sat down and written out your lifting goals on paper? I think it’s part of being on a hot streak. When your lifts are going through the roof, you start to think about how much progress you’re going to make in the future mont... Continue reading
Hot Streaks in Weightlifting, Volume One
Matt Foreman | Olympic Weightlifting General | February 28 2012 | Comments (2)

Let’s talk about “hot streaks.”   Plainly stated, a hot streak is a time period where you’re making major progress. Training is basically perfect, competitions are huge successes, and personal records are falling like Ir... Continue reading
Ask Greg: Learning the Olympic Lifts Lifts at Age 40
Greg Everett | Olympic Weightlifting General | February 23 2012 | Comments (16)

Vincenzo Asks: Hello Greg. I'm a 40 years Italian man. I train with weights since I was 16 years old. I stopped train at 32 years to resume in February 2011. Since then I train... Continue reading
Assistance Exercises With Cool Freaky Names
Matt Foreman | Olympic Weightlifting General | November 8 2011 | Comments (4)

I was inspired by Greg’s recent blog post about the heaving snatch balance. What an idea…doing a quick write-up on a specific exercise instead of training philosophy, etc. Also, I always thought the name “heaving snatch balance&rdq... Continue reading
Ask Greg: Trouble with the Hook Grip
Greg Everett | Olympic Weightlifting General | October 30 2011 | Comments (9)

Andy Asks: I have just purchased and am reading through your book now. Its is a great teaching tool. Thanks for it! I was curious about the hook grip you teach. I think i understand the technique, however it not really working out. The strength of the grip for... Continue reading
How to keep the PRs Rolling
Mike Gray | Olympic Weightlifting General | October 28 2011 | Comments (6)

Remember your first year or two of Olympic Weightlifting when you were literally hitting PR’s every week? Remember how awesome that felt? I remember guys who would train at the same place I did actually start plotting where they would be a year from wher... Continue reading
Don't Let My Patella Hit You in the Face: The Myth of Weightlifting's Danger
Matt Foreman | Olympic Weightlifting General | October 18 2011 | Comments (6)

“Ouch, that looks like it really hurts your knees!”   If you’re a weightlifter, try to make a mental list of how many times you’ve heard somebody... Continue reading
I Lost My Weightlifting Technique and Now I'm Upset
Matt Foreman | Olympic Weightlifting General | October 10 2011 | Comments (9)

I’ve always thought that one of the most frustrating things about being a weightlifter is that you can lose your technique.   Let me explain what I mean when I say... Continue reading
Lessons from Romania: Nicu Vlad at the Olympic Training Center
Matt Foreman | Olympic Weightlifting General | December 31 2008 | Comments (14)

Nicu Vlad is one of the greatest weightlifters of all time. The Romanian legend won the Olympic gold medal at the 1984 Los Angeles games when he was only twenty-one years old, and ... Continue reading
The Romanian Deadlift
Gabe Rinaldi | Olympic Weightlifting General | January 31 2007 | Comments (1)

History The Romanian Deadlift (RDL) is one variation out of several to lift or pull the barbell up the body. Other pulls include conventional deadlifts, sumo deadlifts, snatch pulls, clean pulls, straight leg deadlifts, stiff leg deadlifts, and high-pulls t... Continue reading
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