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Hand & Wrist Position Overhead in the Snatch & Jerk
Greg Everett | Olympic Weightlifting | October 17 2016 | Comments

Most of the focus with regard to the overhead position of the snatch and jerk is on the shoulders and elbows, justifiably so due to the importance of their positioning and frequenc... Continue reading
How to Talk Yourself Out Of Making Progress in Weightlifting
Matt Foreman | Olympic Weightlifting | October 10 2016 | Comments (4)

I seem to be having a lot of conversations lately with new/intermediate lifters who are discouraged because the weights they’re lifting are so far behind the people they&rsqu... Continue reading
Ask Greg: Excessive Lumbar Extension in the Pulling Position of the Snatch & Clean
Greg Everett | Ask Greg Everett | October 6 2016 | Comments

Lynn Asks: Hi Greg, I don't know if this is mostly in women, but I'd love an article or an answer about setting up with excessive arching in the lower back. Many people, wh... Continue reading
How Do You Choose Openers & Attempts for Weightlifting Competition?
Greg Everett | Olympic Weightlifting | October 3 2016 | Comments (1)

We posted an article last week about how to handle the final week leading into a weightlifting competition, and it generated some questions about how to choose openers and attempts... Continue reading
Does it Matter When You Jump in the Snatch or Clean?
Ursula Garza | Olympic Weightlifting | September 29 2016 | Comments

Does it matter when you jump in the snatch or clean? The answer is a resounding and emphatic yes! Jumping before the bar gets to the “explode” position at the hips, whi... Continue reading
Meet Week Training: Your Golden Opportunity to Piss Away Months of Hard Work
Matt Foreman | Olympic Weightlifting | September 26 2016 | Comments (4)

Many of you are competitive weightlifters, right? Or maybe you’re getting ready to start competing sometime soon. Or maybe you’re a coach who prepares athletes for comp... Continue reading
Ask Greg: Slow Learning & Slow Lifting
Greg Everett | Ask Greg Everett | September 22 2016 | Comments

Jonathan Asks: I am a trainer and I have a client I have been working with about a year she is 5'2" 120lbs we have done primarily strength work she can deadlift about 180 with good form but her hand and grip strength are sub par also squat form is a l... Continue reading
When It Might Be Time To NOT Trust Your Weightlifting Coach
Matt Foreman | Olympic Weightlifting | September 19 2016 | Comments (1)

God, even the title of this article gives me the heebie-jeebies.  I'm a weightlifting coach, you see. That means I expect my athletes to trust me, all the way. When they t... Continue reading
Ask Greg: Snatch & Clean Pull Loading & Necessity
Greg Everett | Ask Greg Everett | September 15 2016 | Comments

Steven Asks: What is the optimum weight to use for pulls? As I frequently watch people using weights far in excess of their PB Snatch/Clean with a technique that does not resemble ... Continue reading
The First Pull: Your First Chance to Get the Snatch & Clean Right
Greg Everett | Olympic Weightlifting | September 12 2016 | Comments (6)

Just like we all tend to focus on the snatch and clean more than the jerk when it comes to technical discussions in weightlifting, we tend to focus more on the second and third pul... Continue reading
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