Articles by Greg Everett



Greg Everett is the owner of Catalyst Athletics, head coach of the USA Weightlifting National Champion team Catalyst Athletics, author of the books Olympic Weightlifting: A Complete Guide for Athletes & Coaches and Olympic Weightlifting for Sports, director/writer/producer/editor/everything of the documentary American Weightlifting, publisher of The Performance Menu journal, fifth-place finisher at the USAW National Championships, masters national champion, masters American Open champion, masters American record holder in the clean & jerk, and Olympic Trials coach. Follow him on Facebook here and and sign up for his free newsletter here.
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Leg Drive: Elevation & Direction for the Snatch & Clean
Greg Everett | Olympic Weightlifting | July 17 2017 | Comments (1)

I've said it a million times, and I'm going to keep saying it because not doing it is a common problem—use your legs. I’ve joked more times than is funny that w... Continue reading
Keeping the Bar Close: The 3 Biggest Mistakes You’re Making
Greg Everett | Olympic Weightlifting | July 10 2017 | Comments (2)

I’m comfortable saying it’s common knowledge that keeping the bar as close to the body as possible during the snatch and clean is one of the most important factors in s... Continue reading
Should Coaches Train with Their Lifters?
Greg Everett | General Training | June 26 2017 | Comments

Years ago, my coach (Mike Burgener) said something like this: Never train with your lifters, because there are really only two possibilities: either they think you’re an asshole for showing off, or they see how bad you really are.   Personally, I&... Continue reading
5 Ways to Get A Better Finish in the Snatch
Greg Everett | Olympic Weightlifting | June 19 2017 | Comments

As all of you who’ve invested countless hours smashing your heads against the wall know, there are a number of tricky elements to the snatch. I want to focus on just one of them here—the finish.   The finish refers to the final portion of th... Continue reading
GPP for Weightlifting: The Big Secret, or a Waste of Time?
Greg Everett | Olympic Weightlifting | June 12 2017 | Comments (4)

It’s somewhere in the middle. GPP (general physical preparation) for the sport of weightlifting is a topic that attracts a lot of opinions and about which a lot of contradict... Continue reading
How to Quit Short-Stepping Your Split Jerks
Greg Everett | Olympic Weightlifting | May 29 2017 | Comments (2)

The jerk is the world’s stupidest lift, and yes, I say that because it’s the one I’m worst at. All of my coach’s lifters were good jerkers, so I think he just wondered what my problem was. The good thing about being so naturally bad at ... Continue reading
Ask Greg: Should Snatches Be Received as High or Low as Possible?
Greg Everett | Ask Greg Everett | May 25 2017 | Comments

David Asks: My question is should snatch attempts be received at the highest position possible or the lowest? A brief recap of my situation is that I own and coach at an Oly liftin... Continue reading
Important Lessons for National Competition
Greg Everett | Olympic Weightlifting | May 22 2017 | Comments (4)

The 2017 National Championships just wrapped up in Chicago last weekend, and since I skipped writing an article for the week because of it, I figured I’d better write an article about it as penance. The following are some lessons I think are important fo... Continue reading
Lifting the Bar off the Floor: Get it Right without Over-Complicating It
Greg Everett | Olympic Weightlifting | May 1 2017 | Comments (1)

The start and first pull of the snatch and clean can be anything from something a lifter never even considers, to a technical challenge that drives a lifter crazy for years. While ... Continue reading
When & How to Think for Weightlifting Technique Correction
Greg Everett | Olympic Weightlifting | April 17 2017 | Comments

Weightlifting is a sport that elicits a lot of skull sweat in a number of different ways, the most common of which is arguably related to technique learning and corrections. Howeve... Continue reading
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