Welcome to the Weightlifting Life Podcast, hosted by Greg Everett & Ursula Garza. This show is about the Olympic sport of weightlifting, primarily comprised of answers to audience questions covering all topics related to weightlifting from snatch and clean & jerk technique, to program design, to recovery & restoration, to competition, to the politics of the sport.

Greg Everett is the head coach of the national champion team Catalyst Athletics, Olympic Trials coach, and author of the world's leading book on weightlifting.

Ursula Garza is head coach of the national champion team Texas Barbell, a former world championship level weightlifter, and the first female senior international coach in USA Weightlifting.

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Clarking & Selecting Weights & Reps
Episode 16 | February 14 2017

How to fix "Clarking" (bailing out partway through a lift), and how to decide on weight and rep selection when creating training programs....

Jumping vs Lifting the Feet, Tension & Shoulder Position in Starting Position & Bar-Hip Contact
Episode 15 | January 31 2017

Whether or not you need to lift your feet in the third pull of the snatch and clean and distinguishing lifting the feet from jumping, what it means to be tight before a lift, scapular position in the starting position, and how to avoid hitting the pu...

Timing of the Drive & Split in the Jerk & Releasing the Hook Grip in the Snatch
Episode 14 | January 17 2017

Ensuring proper timing of the drive and movement into the split in the jerk, why we use the hook grip, and whether or not to release the hook grip in the snatch....

Losing Grip on Clean Turnover, Incomplete Hip Extension, Squat Strength & Height-Weight Ratio
Episode 13 | January 3 2017

How to avoid the grip slipping in the clean turnover, how to correct a failure to completely extend the hips in the snatch and clean, addressing lagging squat strength, and finding the ideal height to weight ratio....

The American Open, Competition Strategy & Hand Care
Episode 12 | December 20 2016

A quick look at the 2016 American Open, a discussion of competition strategy and coaching, and hand care....

Jumping Backward, Hip Cleaning & Snatch and CJ Frequency for Beginners
Episode 11 | December 6 2016

Jumping backward in the snatch or clean, why it's happening, if it's a problem, and how to correct it; hip cleaning and why you shouldn't; how often beginners should snatch and clean & jerk; and how well-endowed women can avoid hittin...

Hips Shooting Up, Knees Out vs Knees Back, Weightlifting Shoes & Coaching vs Lifting
Episode 10 | November 22 2016

Causes and solutions to the problem of the hips rising faster than the shoulders in the pull, whether the knees should be pushed out or pushed back in the pull, why weightlifting shoes are necessary, and how to balance being a coach and an athlete....

Pulling Under the Snatch & Clean, Training with Limited Time & Recovery Methods
Episode 9 | November 8 2016

Greg & Ursula discuss how to improve speed under the snatch and clean, programming suggestions for training with very limited time, and recovery methods....

Jerk Drive Speed, Staying Over the Bar & Torso Position in the 3rd Pull
Episode 8 | October 25 2016

Greg & Ursula give advice for improving the speed of the drive in the jerk, as well as peripheral issues that may contribute such as timing and the ability to brake in the dip, how to stay over the bar correctly while maintaining balance in the p...

Barbell-Hip Contact, Complexes & Overhead Squat Mobility
Episode 7 | October 11 2016

The issue of barbell contact with the hips in the snatch is tackled once more, and Greg & Ursula discuss the use and purposes of complexes, and mobility in the overhead squat....
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