Olympic Weightlifting Articles

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Working With High-Maintenance Athletes
Matt Foreman | Olympic Weightlifting | February 19 2018 | Comments

Some athletes are really easy to coach. You give them a job to do, they get it done, and everything works the way it’s supposed to. They make your life stress-free and your coaching fun.   And then we’ve got the other kind. (If you’ve ... Continue reading
The Coaching Difficulties of the New Generation
Matt Foreman | Olympic Weightlifting | February 14 2018 | Comments

The coaching business has been changing a lot over the last 20 years. I’m not talking specifically about the actual nuts-and-bolts work coaches do to train their athletes. I&... Continue reading
My 5 Favorite Accessory Exercises for Weightlifters
Greg Everett | Olympic Weightlifting | February 12 2018 | Comments

There is somewhat of an accessory work renaissance these days in weightlifting. It was cool a while back, then it wasn’t, and now the pendulum seems to have swung back to coo... Continue reading
The First Pull of the Snatch & Clean: Slow or Fast?
Greg Everett | Olympic Weightlifting | February 5 2018 | Comments (1)

I genuinely can’t believe I haven’t written an article on this subject yet. It seems obvious now, as this question comes up pretty frequently, and it’s something ... Continue reading
Does Weightlifting Attract Hardcore Personalities… Or Develop Them?
Matt Foreman | Olympic Weightlifting | January 29 2018 | Comments

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
How to Quit Getting Stuck in the Clean
Greg Everett | Olympic Weightlifting | January 22 2018 | Comments (2)

Most lifters are notably better at either the clean or the jerk. If those two lifts are perfectly balanced for you, you’re the weird one. For those of you who are good jerkers, there seems to be nothing more frustrating than not even being able to stand ... Continue reading
Work to Control Your Mind… Not Your Environment
Matt Foreman | Olympic Weightlifting | January 15 2018 | Comments (8)

A while back, Greg wrote an article about the garage mentality in weightlifting. When I read it, lots of little pops and clicks started going off in my brain. So I decided to follo... Continue reading
Strategies for Becoming a Control Freak: A Necessity in Weightlifting
Matt Foreman | Olympic Weightlifting | 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
Complexes Part 2: Snatch & Clean Pull Focus
Greg Everett | Olympic Weightlifting | December 25 2017 | Comments (2)

Now that I’ve laid out the basics behind the use of complexes for weightlifting, I want to get into more specifics. One of the important points with complexes is that they should have at least one specific purpose. We can use complexes in a very general ... Continue reading
How to Pick the Right Warm-up Weights
Matt Foreman | Olympic Weightlifting | December 18 2017 | Comments (6)

Let’s talk about how to pick the proper warmup weights when you’re working up to your heavy stuff in the snatch and clean & jerk.   Rookies often screw this up if they don’t have anybody teaching them how to do it. We’re talk... Continue reading
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