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Fluke: Mentally Strong Weightlifters Never Use This Word
Matt Foreman | Olympic Weightlifting | August 15 2018 | Comments

Most of you are probably too young to remember George Carlin. He was an old-school comedian who did a monologue called “Seven Words You Can Never Say on Television.” It... Continue reading
Internal Rotation Overhead in the Snatch... Really?
Greg Everett | Olympic Weightlifting | August 8 2018 | Comments (6)

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 | 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
I’m So Sick of Your Sloppy Reps
Greg Everett | Olympic Weightlifting | July 16 2018 | Comments (3)

I was asked the other day what my pet peeve with novice lifters is, and conveniently enough, it’s the same for all levels of lifters and athletes across all sports, in fact: sloppy reps and the mindset that allows them.   Let me make myself clear:... Continue reading
Lose the Belt. Some of the Time.
Greg Everett | Olympic Weightlifting | 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
How to Quit Hitting Your Pubic Bone When You Snatch
Greg Everett | Olympic Weightlifting | June 25 2018 | Comments (6)

Not many things kill your interest in snatching as quickly as smashing your pubic bone with the bar. That’s why I recommend against it.   I’ve heard a surprising... Continue reading
How Much Should/Can You Compete in Weightlifting?
Greg Everett | Olympic Weightlifting | June 18 2018 | Comments

You can break competitive weightlifters into two big categories: Those who love to compete, and those who don’t. I realize it sounds odd to talk about competitive weightlifte... Continue reading
Max Every Day… Can It Be Done?
Greg Everett | Olympic Weightlifting | June 4 2018 | Comments

There are a few broad categories of programming approaches for weightlifting. For our purposes here, we can create two types: prescribed intensity that follows a predetermined plan of progression, and working to maximum each day. Typically you’ll hear th... Continue reading
Elite Athletes Becoming Weightlifting Coaches… Does It Work?
Matt Foreman | Olympic Weightlifting | May 31 2018 | Comments (2)

Let’s talk about the idea of elite athletes becoming coaches after they’re done with their careers.   It happens frequently, and it makes sense. The transition f... Continue reading
Your Unreasonable Expectation of Comfort in Weightlifting
Greg Everett | Olympic Weightlifting | 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
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