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Routine: It’s Not Just For Being Bored!
Greg Everett | Olympic Weightlifting | January 2 2020 | Comments

The idea of routine is generally not one people get excited about… spontaneity tends to be a bit more thrilling. Spontaneity is great for your romantic relationships, but I don’t care about those—I care about you getting better at weightlift... Continue reading
When a Weightlifter’s Toughness Goes Too Far
Matt Foreman | Olympic Weightlifting | December 24 2019 | Comments

Not too long ago, I was watching the “Westside vs. The World” documentary film, which most of you have probably seen or heard of. It’s a chronicle of powerlifting... Continue reading
Ask Greg: Dealing with Chaotic Warm-up Rooms in Competition
Greg Everett | Ask Greg Everett | December 19 2019 | Comments

Patricia Asks: I recently competed in a meet where everything was super hectic. The warm-up room only had 4 platforms (there were 26 lifters in my session), there were children run... Continue reading
Weightlifting Program Design: The Week Structure
Greg Everett | Olympic Weightlifting | December 5 2019 | Comments (2)

Let’s figure out how to put together an Olympic weightlifting microcycle—or as normal people call it, a week. Technically a microcycle doesn’t have to be seven da... Continue reading
The Right Way, The Wrong Way, and That Way
Greg Everett | Olympic Weightlifting | November 26 2019 | Comments (1)

Everyone wants right and wrong, simple dichotomies, yes or no answers… but that’s not really how weightlifting works. I’m bombarded with what-about-isms on most of the instructional content I post. As I say ad nauseam, there are exceptions t... Continue reading
Inconveniencing Your Family and Friends With Your Weightlifting
Matt Foreman | Olympic Weightlifting | October 31 2019 | Comments (2)

I probably don’t even need to do a preamble paragraph to set up the topic of this article, do I? The title is loud and clear, and I’m pretty sure everybody understands ... Continue reading
Prilepin’s Table for Olympic Weightlifting
Greg Everett | Olympic Weightlifting | October 23 2019 | Comments (2)

This little table makes the rounds on the internet regularly and is a staple of some coaches’ programming… just not any weightlifting coaches I know of. The idea that it’s useful for writing programming is incomplete at best. It’s not ... Continue reading
About Egypt’s Weightlifting Suspension for Drugs
Matt Foreman | Editorial | October 1 2019 | Comments (1)

I’m writing this article on day two of the 2019 IWF World Championships. Everybody always loves watching the Worlds, and the hoopla is even higher this year because it’... Continue reading
Ask Greg: Rocking to Heels in Pull & Staying Flat-Footed
Greg Everett | Ask Greg Everett | September 17 2019 | Comments

Ashley Asks: I have been weightlifting for 5 years and cannot seem to break the habit of rocking back on my heels between the first and second pull, especially on the clean. I see ... Continue reading
Grip Training for Weightlifters and Beyond
Benjamin Claridad | Olympic Weightlifting | September 4 2019 | Comments

Specificity is king—that will never change in regards to strength sport. However, in recent years I have consistently found myself championing the importance of general physical strength and its positive effects for the competitive Olympic weightlifter. ... Continue reading
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