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Why You Should Minimize Missed Lifts in Weightlifting Training
Greg Everett | Quick Tips | March 11 2013 | Comments (2)

What percentage of your lifts in training are misses? If you know an actual number, you're spending too much time on the math and not enough on the lifting, but if it's a b... Continue reading
Get Cozy Down There: Improving The Snatch & Jerk Receiving Positions
Greg Everett | Quick Tips | January 16 2013 | Comments (11)

Something I can't stand is watching lifters with weak or inconsistent bottom positions in the snatch rush out of the squat and drop the bar partway up, even in power snatches (this... Continue reading
The Power Jerk: Yes, It Has Uses
Greg Everett | Quick Tips | October 10 2012 | Comments

I've always hated power jerks, like most people who split jerk as their prefered jerk method. It's awkward, uncomfortable and difficult. But I have a grudging respect and appreciation for the exercise because it can be immensely valuable as a training ... Continue reading
Use Your Legs
Steve Pan | Quick Tips | October 3 2012 | Comments (3)

Every now and then an athlete will have a flash of insight that will improve their game from that point on. In hindsight they are always the most obvious pieces of information but never hit home. During my first squat cycle Greg had made a comment to me ab... Continue reading
Snatch and Clean Extension: Be Patient
Greg Everett | Quick Tips | September 17 2012 | Comments (17)

A big mistake with the snatch and clean is trying to initiate the final explosion too soon. This can create a list of problems, including shifting your balance too far forward, pushing the bar away from your body, preventing a complete extension of the hips, a... Continue reading
Move Your Feet: The Third Pull of the Snatch & Clean
Greg Everett | Quick Tips | September 5 2012 | Comments (9)

Do you find that your feet never quite end up where they need to be when you snatch or clean? For example, they're always too far behind you? Try actively lifting your feet and... Continue reading
Spread the Bar, But Not That Way: Holding the Snatch Overhead
Greg Everett | Quick Tips | August 29 2012 | Comments (2)

A lot of people have been cued to "spread the bar" or "pull the bar apart" when overhead in the snatch. I'm not a big fan of this cue, because in my mind, the e... Continue reading
Getting Under the Split Jerk Properly
Greg Everett | Quick Tips | August 27 2012 | Comments

There are two kinds of people in the world: those who are good at the jerk, and those who are not. For the latter group, there are so many things that can go wrong or be misunderstood that it can be very daunting to correct the movement. One of the big problem... Continue reading
Pull Down for a Better Turnover in the Snatch & Clean
Greg Everett | Quick Tips | August 24 2012 | Comments (3)

Having external rotation strength to turn the bar over in the snatch or having quick elbows in the turnover of the clean is great, but you can't have a quick turnover in either lif... Continue reading
Adjust for the Jerk or Go Home.
Steve Pan | Quick Tips | June 20 2012 | Comments (4)

What really grinds my gears in weightlifting is seeing people jerk with their arms in the front squat position. I cringe when I imagine them jerking with the elbows so far forward they will have to perform a skull crusher to get the bar up there, fingers barel... Continue reading
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