Articles by Greg Everett



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Eliminating the Stopwatch: Timing Workouts
Greg Everett | General Training | December 21 2010 | Comments (13)

One of the defining characteristics of CrossFit training is the use of a stopwatch or clock to time workouts. This practice is often regarded as being integral to the effectiveness of the training by turning each workout into a competition and making training ... Continue reading
Grip Strength and Training for Weightlifting
Greg Everett | Olympic Weightlifting | November 26 2010 | Comments (3)

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
Greg Everett | Olympic Weightlifting | November 13 2010 | Comments (2)

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
Starting a Weightlifting Team
Greg Everett | Editorial | October 30 2010 | Comments (2)

This month, I decided to provide a simple guide to starting a weightlifting team. More and more interest is developing in weightlifting competition, and the process can seem mysterious to those who have not yet been exposed to it. This article should help get ... Continue reading
Cutting Bodyweight & Losing Bodyweight for Weightlifting and Other Sports
Greg Everett | General Training | October 29 2010 | Comments (6)

I said I would follow up on this topic a couple weeks ago, so I'm going to do it today before I forget and someone gets mad at me. I think of the weight dropping issue as two d... Continue reading
Bodyweight & Weightlifting Competition
Greg Everett | Olympic Weightlifting | October 15 2010 | Comments (3)

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
Sample Weightlifting Flexibility Program
Greg Everett | Mobility & Training Preparation | October 1 2010 | Comments (9)

Flexibility is easily the biggest limiter for athletes starting to use the Olympic lifts. Of course, stretching is also the most boring thing you can possibly do. Getting someone flexible is less about what works and what doesn't, and more about what the in... Continue reading
The Role of Strength in Weightlifting
Greg Everett | Olympic Weightlifting | August 1 2010 | Comments (8)

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
Before You Squat: Physical and Mental Preparation
Greg Everett | General Training | July 30 2010 | Comments (7)

It struck me the other day while being miserable squatting that for all the talk and writing about how to squat, where to put the bar, how to program squats, there's a lack of ta... Continue reading
Back Training for Weightlifting
Greg Everett | Olympic Weightlifting | February 27 2010 | Comments (3)

Because the classic lifts and common supplemental exercises such as squats and pulls naturally provide a considerable workload for the muscles of the lower and middle back, generally this area will require somewhat less specific training than the anterior and ... Continue reading
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