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Calm Down… It’s Supposed to Feel Heavy
Greg Everett | Olympic Weightlifting | October 11 2018 | Comments (3)

One of the most common reasons for lifters missing their heaviest snatch and clean attempts is the blow to their confidence experienced as the bar is first lifted from the floor. Suddenly it feels heavy, and that means it’s slow, and that means it’... Continue reading
The Benefit of Bad Training
Matt Foreman | Olympic Weightlifting | 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
Split Jerk, Power Jerk & Squat Jerk: Why & Who
Greg Everett | Olympic Weightlifting | September 6 2018 | Comments (2)

There are three styles of the jerk that rely on different receiving positions: the power jerk (or push jerk), squat jerk and split jerk. The split jerk is by far the most common co... Continue reading
How To Compete in Weightlifting Meets With 1,000 Lifters
Matt Foreman | Olympic Weightlifting | August 30 2018 | Comments

Weightlifting meets look like Woodstock now. The Masters World Championship is getting 900+ entries. The American Open Series 3 meet in Las Vegas has 1,600+ entries. Small local me... Continue reading
Technique Primers: Get More out of Your Weightlifting Technique Work
Greg Everett | Olympic Weightlifting | August 22 2018 | Comments

Technique has to be the favorite topic in weightlifting. I’d personally rather talk about and deal with it over programming any day. I assume the appeal for most of us is its... Continue reading
Fluke: Mentally Strong Weightlifters Never Use This Word
Matt Foreman | Olympic Weightlifting | August 15 2018 | Comments (1)

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 (7)

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
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