Articles by Greg Everett



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Jerk Block Building Tutorial
Greg Everett | Equipment | March 31 2009 | Comments (39)

Jerk blocks are a somewhat mythical piece of equipment—their numbers are extremely small and there appears to be a constant search for plans to build them. After two years of Aimee busting my chops to build her some, with the new gym and the correspondin... Continue reading
Integrating the Olympic Lifts with CrossFit
Greg Everett | General Training | March 3 2009 | Comments (9)

One of the questions I’m asked most frequently is how to integrate Olympic weightlifting with CrossFit training. The lift’s appearance in typical CrossFit programming is often inadequate or unsatisfactory for many athletes. In addition, I’ll ... Continue reading
The Olympic Lift Starting Position: Snatch & Clean
Greg Everett | Olympic Weightlifting | February 28 2009 | Comments (20)

Before we continue, let’s first establish what exactly we’re talking about. Most importantly, we need to understand this: The purpose of the starting position (and f... Continue reading
Quick & Dirty Plate Rack
Greg Everett | Equipment | January 28 2009 | Comments (17)

Plate racks are a rip-off. There, I said it. They require minimal, relatively low-quality steel, and aren't exactly remarkable feats of engineering. Instead of spend money on expensive plate racks (most of which aren't that great anyway) that could be put to b... Continue reading
The Anterior Chain: Don't Neglect It
Greg Everett | General Training | November 30 2008 | Comments (8)

As of late, the posterior chain gets so much attention and credit, and the loyal, reliable anterior chain seems to be regarded with disdain, or at least neglected in an undeservedly hurtful manner. Despite this poor treatment, it remains and continues working ... Continue reading
Breathing and Breath Control for Olympic Weightlifting
Greg Everett | Olympic Weightlifting | April 1 2008 | Comments (11)

Breath control is critical for increasing and maintaining the structural integrity of the torso while under heavy loads. The supporting musculature is alone inadequate—in ord... Continue reading
CrossFit Criteria
Greg Everett | General Training | February 29 2008 | Comments (18)

[NOTE: I wrote this article in February 2008, at a time when CrossFit as an actual competitive sport was very young and still in its earliest phase of development. Since that time, more standards have been implemented in the CrossFit Games and those of you who... Continue reading
Building A Lifting Platform on a Slope
Greg Everett | Equipment | September 13 2007 | Comments (31)

You want an outdoor weightlifting platform. Maybe indoor space is limited, or maybe you just want to boost testosterone with 20-rep squats in the sun. But for some silly reason, the folks who built your facility were concerned with water drainage and the area ... Continue reading
Modifying a Sled for Use on Cement
Greg Everett | Equipment | September 13 2007 | Comments

Pulling a metal sled on a cement surface is problematic for two primary reasons: first, the skids will eventually be ground away leaving you with an entirely useless piece of equipment, and two, the neighbors don't appreciate the sound of metal scraping over c... Continue reading
The Olympic Weightlifting Squat
Greg Everett | Olympic Weightlifting | November 15 2006 | Comments (12)

The squat is foundational to the Olympic lifts as a position, a movement and a strength exercise. Without a well-developed and consistent squat, neither pulling technique nor pulling power will produce entirely successful Olympic weightlifting. The great natur... Continue reading
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