Articles by Greg Everett



Greg Everett is the owner of Catalyst Athletics, head coach of the USA Weightlifting National Champion team Catalyst Athletics, author of the books Olympic Weightlifting: A Complete Guide for Athletes & Coaches and Olympic Weightlifting for Sports, director/writer/producer/editor/everything of the documentary American Weightlifting, co-host of the Weightlifting Life Podcast, publisher of The Performance Menu journal, fifth-place finisher at the USAW National Championships, masters national champion, masters American Open champion, masters American record holder in the clean & jerk, and Olympic Trials coach. Follow him on Facebook here and and sign up for his free newsletter here.
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The Clean Turnover: Spin the Bar
Greg Everett | Quick Tips | November 16 2017 | Comments

The barbell has bearings for a reason—so it can spin. The turnover of the clean is the opposite of a curl—in a curl, the bar pivots around the elbow; in the clean, the elbow pivots around the bar. If the bar is not moved actively into proximity to ... Continue reading
Ask Greg: Maintaining a More Upright Posture in the Snatch Pull
Greg Everett | Ask Greg Everett | November 15 2017 | Comments

Ryan Asks: What can I do to improve on keeping my chest up and ass down on the snatch pull as the weight gets heavier? I find myself bouncing the bar a little too hard off the hips... Continue reading
How Do You Warm Up For A Weightlifting Exercise?
Greg Everett | Olympic Weightlifting | November 13 2017 | Comments (1)

At this point, I can usually answer questions by pasting a link to an article or video of mine. Every once in a while, I get surprised that I don’t have something to send bec... Continue reading
A Look Inside Catalyst Athletics by Working Against Gravity
Greg Everett | Interviews | November 12 2017 | Comments

Our partners at Working Against Gravity came by the Catalyst compound to get a look into our lives and a bit of our history.         ... Continue reading
Are You The Problem? Taking Responsibility as an Athlete
Greg Everett | Quick Tips | November 9 2017 | Comments

We live in a world where it's increasingly common (and unfortunately acceptable) to assume no blame for your own problems. This often becomes acutely evident in athletic situat... Continue reading
Ask Greg: Stomping the Feet in the Snatch & Clean
Greg Everett | Ask Greg Everett | November 8 2017 | Comments (1)

Tony Asks: I'm one of the coaches for and a competitive member of the Leadville Lifters weightlifting team in Leadville, CO. Over the past few months I've had the privilege... Continue reading
Don't Choke The Bar To Death
Greg Everett | Quick Tips | November 2 2017 | Comments

When holding the bar overhead in the snatch or jerk, it's common for newer lifters to over-grip it as if it's trying to fly away. Your grip overhead should only be as tight as necessary to control the bar and the position of the hand and wrist - no tig... Continue reading
Ask Greg: Driving Forward in the Split Jerk
Greg Everett | Ask Greg Everett | November 1 2017 | Comments (1)

Jessica Asks: As a novice female lifter I have issues with my split jerk drive. I start fine with the dip but always go forward on the drive no matter how hard I fight it. It's less so when I power jerk but I'm not sure whether I should try to switch c... Continue reading
Restorative Modalities for Weightlifters
Greg Everett | Olympic Weightlifting | October 30 2017 | Comments (5)

There are a number of active restorative modalities that need to be employed by lifters to maximize restoration and training capacity. Accessibility will vary among lifters, but efforts will need to be made to do as much as is possible financially and with the... Continue reading
Act As If
Greg Everett | Quick Tips | October 26 2017 | Comments

There are plenty of days in your life when the last thing you want to do is train, especially heavy. This is part of being a weightlifter, or any athlete, really. You'll go through periods of fatigue, lack of motivation, self-doubt, and all those fun thing... Continue reading
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