Strength Lifts and Classic Lifts for Weightlifting
This discussion will not die, so I will poke at it a bit more. US weightlifters need to get stronger. This is the refrain repeated endlessly from many outside the weightlifting com... Continue reading
Proper Foot Position in the Squat
There is some current discussion on foot position in the squat following a post by Kelly Starrett, and I’ve been asked to comment. This article is not intended to criticize him or anyone else, nor is it intended to stand as irrefutable fact. Its purpose ... Continue reading
Weightlifting Technique Drills & Training Lifts
There seems to be a bit of discussion on technique training and strength training for weightlifters, and it's made me think of a couple points I want to clarify. First, how do ... Continue reading
Everett Volume Squat Cycle
One of the requests that came in numerous times during our reader survey was to see actual training programs for individuals. I have posted sample weeks a couple times before, and I believe one entire program, but never in complete detail.
I'm reluctant to ... Continue reading
Correcting Jerk Weaknesses
Gerasimos Asks: Hello i want to ask a question about jerk training. When a lifter has a weak jerk (strength or technique) is better to perform jerk and assistance exercises in front or behind the head?
There are a huge number of possible causes for probl... Continue reading
Predicting Snatch and Clean & Jerk 1RMs
Iain Asks: What do you use as a predictor for a 1rm in the snatch and clean & jerk in training/ competition? (I know that there can be many many variables to consider)
This is an interesting question because there are no straightforward answers and ... Continue reading
Grip Strength and Training for Weightlifting
Grip for the snatch and clean is a topic very important to me personally as someone with relatively small hands. For most lifters my size, grip is not an issue because they tend to have fairly large hands and easily get better coverage on the bar. Even my love... Continue reading
The Push Press: Use Your Legs
An exercise I use very frequently both in training and teaching is the push press. The push press has tremendous utility in a multitude of senses and should definitely be a staple of any strength training program.
As an intermediary between the press and t... Continue reading
Bodyweight & Weightlifting Competition
One of the obvious questions in a sport with bodyweight categories is which category to compete in. This will vary among athletes and sports. The scheduling of weigh-ins is probably the biggest determining factor in how dramatically an athlete can play with hi... Continue reading
The Role of Strength in Weightlifting
While the premise of this article may at first strike readers as odd, considering that weightlifting, despite considerable elements of skill and speed, is very clearly a strength sport, there exist quite a few perspectives regarding the role of strength in the... Continue reading