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Correcting Jerk Weaknesses
Greg Everett | Olympic Weightlifting | March 11 2011 | Comments (15)

Gerasimos Asks: Hello i want to ask a question about jerk training. When a lifter has a weak jerk (strength or technique) is better to perform jerk and assistance exercises in front or behind the head? There are a huge number of possible causes for probl... Continue reading
Predicting Snatch and Clean & Jerk 1RMs
Greg Everett | Olympic Weightlifting | February 18 2011 | Comments (8)

Iain Asks: What do you use as a predictor for a 1rm in the snatch and clean & jerk in training/ competition? (I know that there can be many many variables to consider) This is an interesting question because there are no straightforward answers and ... 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
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
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
Championship Weightlifting by Tommy Kono: Book Excerpt
Tommy Kono | Olympic Weightlifting | March 31 2010 | Comments (2)

We were fortunate enough to get a preview from Tommy Kono of his upcoming second book, expected out later this year. As the following article explains, this new book will delve int... 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
Controlling the Tornado: Planning Your Weightlifting Training
Matt Foreman | Olympic Weightlifting | October 28 2009 | Comments (7)

This article will be focused on planning out your training program. And you’re out of your mind if you think I’m going to start with a slogan that you’ve already ... 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
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