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Hook Grip or Not Overhead in the Snatch
Greg Everett | Olympic Weightlifting | August 20 2011 | Comments (2)

A common question is whether or not a lifter should keep the hook grip overhead in the snatch. This is one of those issues that doesn't have a simple answer: what works best can vary among lifters. The main issue while holding a barbell overhead is stabili... Continue reading
Improving the Clean through a Better Turnover
Greg Everett | Olympic Weightlifting | August 12 2011 | Comments (8)

A lot more attention tends to be paid to the third pull or turnover of the snatch than the clean, likely because the consequences of poor execution tend to be more dramatic and obv... Continue reading
Overhead Stability in the Snatch
Greg Everett | Olympic Weightlifting | June 17 2011 | Comments (3)

When an athlete has difficulty supporting the bar overhead in the snatch, it's natural to immediately assume there is insufficient strength and to address the problem with strength work. While this may often be the problem, or at least one part of it, ther... Continue reading
Sample Masters Weightlifting Training Program
Greg Everett | Olympic Weightlifting | June 3 2011 | Comments (56)

The following is a training cycle I wrote to prepare one of our masters lifters for the NorCal Open. He recently began training at Catalyst, and this is the first program I’v... Continue reading
Modifying Weightlifting Training Programs
Greg Everett | Olympic Weightlifting | May 31 2011 | Comments (8)

One of the most common type of emails I get involve questions regarding how to modify the Catalyst daily workouts or other programs to be fewer days/week. This can be for a number of reasons, most commonly because people are able to train only a certain number... Continue reading
Strength Lifts and Classic Lifts for Weightlifting
Greg Everett | Olympic Weightlifting | May 7 2011 | Comments (17)

This discussion will not die, so I will poke at it a bit more. US weightlifters need to get stronger. This is the refrain repeated endlessly from many outside the weightlifting com... Continue reading
Proper Foot Position in the Squat
Greg Everett | Olympic Weightlifting | May 3 2011 | Comments (35)

There is some current discussion on foot position in the squat following a post by Kelly Starrett, and I’ve been asked to comment. This article is not intended to criticize him or anyone else, nor is it intended to stand as irrefutable fact. Its purpose ... Continue reading
Weightlifting Technique Drills & Training Lifts
Greg Everett | Olympic Weightlifting | April 29 2011 | Comments (2)

There seems to be a bit of discussion on technique training and strength training for weightlifters, and it's made me think of a couple points I want to clarify. First, how do ... Continue reading
Everett Volume Squat Cycle
Greg Everett | Olympic Weightlifting | March 18 2011 | Comments (17)

One of the requests that came in numerous times during our reader survey was to see actual training programs for individuals. I have posted sample weeks a couple times before, and I believe one entire program, but never in complete detail. I'm reluctant to ... Continue reading
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
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