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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
Lessons from Romania: Nicu Vlad at the Olympic Training Center
Matt Foreman | Olympic Weightlifting | December 31 2008 | Comments (13)

Nicu Vlad is one of the greatest weightlifters of all time. The Romanian legend won the Olympic gold medal at the 1984 Los Angeles games when he was only twenty-one years old, and ... 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
The Romanian Deadlift
Gabe Rinaldi | Olympic Weightlifting | January 31 2007 | Comments (1)

History The Romanian Deadlift (RDL) is one variation out of several to lift or pull the barbell up the body. Other pulls include conventional deadlifts, sumo deadlifts, snatch pulls, clean pulls, straight leg deadlifts, stiff leg deadlifts, and high-pulls to ... Continue reading
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