Articles by Greg Everett



Greg Everett is the owner of Catalyst Athletics, 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, and publisher of The Performance Menu journal. He is an Olympic Trials coach, coach of over 30 senior national level or higher lifters, including national medalists, national champion and national record holder; as an athlete, he is a fifth-place finisher at the USAW National Championships, masters national champion, masters American Open champion, and masters American record holder in the clean & jerk. Follow him on Instagram, Facebook and YouTube, and sign up for his free newsletter here.


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Hierarchy for Learning the Snatch and Clean & Jerk
Greg Everett | Olympic Weightlifting | June 5 2019 | Comments (1)

When it comes to the snatch and clean & jerk, there are approximately infinity details you can consider. As a new lifter, or even a new coach, it’s overwhelming and intim... Continue reading
Programming’s Effect on Technique
Greg Everett | Olympic Weightlifting | May 29 2019 | Comments (3)

It’s easy to compartmentalize training for strength and technique as two unrelated elements of the snatch and clean & jerk and to approach coaching and program design accordingly. It does make sense in many ways, but I want to point out a few things ... Continue reading
Daily Minimums: Focus on the Baseline Over the Peaks
Greg Everett | Olympic Weightlifting | May 8 2019 | Comments (1)

For obvious reasons, we’re all focused in weightlifting on our all-time best lifts; the sport is contested on exactly that. But in training, that’s only one useful metr... Continue reading
Fix the Hips Shooting Up in the Snatch & Clean
Greg Everett | Olympic Weightlifting | April 24 2019 | Comments (1)

We want to maintain a fairly constant back angle through the first pull, although we’ll nearly always see a slight change. It’s important to understand what actually co... Continue reading
Thoracic Mobility for Olympic Weightlifting
Greg Everett | Mobility & Training Preparation | April 18 2019 | Comments

Most of you have discovered that a solid overhead position for the snatch and jerk requires good thoracic spine mobility to create a platform for shoulder mobility and stability. We also need some T-spine mobility to create an optimal back arch when pulling sn... Continue reading
Ask Greg: Extending the Knees Too Much Too Soon in the Pull and More
Greg Everett | Ask Greg Everett | March 27 2019 | Comments

Matt Asks: It’s midnight and I can’t fall asleep because of the endless loop of mental snatch reps in my head. And it all crystallizes into this damning question, ... Continue reading
A Practical & Effective Daily Journal Routine
Greg Everett | Olympic Weightlifting | March 20 2019 | Comments (3)

The morning for me has always been a special time that offers a sense of inspiration, renewal and optimism. Even if I’m exhausted, it’s always my most productive time o... Continue reading
The Olympic Lifts: Complex but Not Complicated?
Greg Everett | Olympic Weightlifting | February 25 2019 | Comments (1)

In my quest to find new topics for articles, this was the suggestion I found most interesting. Evidently the idea that the Olympic lifts are “complex but not complicated&rdqu... Continue reading
Ask Greg: Snatch Swinging Forward
Greg Everett | Ask Greg Everett | January 30 2019 | Comments

Kris Asks: I have a lot of problems and one that I can't seem to correct is the bar looping after contact in the snatch. I’ve observed that during a no brush snatch my bar path is almost vertical, I extend with my torso upright and I'm pulling up... Continue reading
You Don’t Have to do Everything Right… Just Most of It
Greg Everett | Olympic Weightlifting | January 16 2019 | Comments (3)

If you follow me, there’s a decent chance you’re someone who enjoys technical detail and is bordering on obsessive about skill development in weightlifting. I’d s... Continue reading
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