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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There Are Different Levels of Old: Masters Weightlifting Programming
Greg Everett | Quick Tips | March 15 2018 | Comments (4)

Weightlifting has seen a big increase in participation in the last few years, due primarily to the influence of CrossFit. Many of the new lifters coming to the sport are, as you mi... Continue reading
Ask Greg: Programming The Last Weeks Before a Meet
Greg Everett | Ask Greg Everett | March 14 2018 | Comments

Sam Asks: When programming leading up to a meet, what should your program look like 2 weeks out and 1 week out?     Greg Says: This can vary quite a bit depending on a ... Continue reading
Balls of the Feet, Not the Toes, in the Split Jerk
Greg Everett | Quick Tips | March 8 2018 | Comments

A common mistake in the split jerk is to be up on the toes of the back foot. This is unstable in every possible way, and prevents you from supporting enough weight on the back foot... Continue reading
Ask Greg: Hips Shooting Back in Squats & Cleans
Greg Everett | Ask Greg Everett | March 7 2018 | Comments (2)

Christopher Asks: What to do if my butt/hip shoots back in back squat, front squat and clean?   There are a couple possibilities here: your hips are really shooting up, i.e.... Continue reading
Controlling Emotion for Weightlifting
Greg Everett | Olympic Weightlifting | March 5 2018 | Comments (2)

Emotions are like thoughts, but without the utility.   Stuff your feelings deep down inside where they belong.   I don’t give a fuck about your feelings.   All things I’ve told lifters at some point. Of course jokingly. Mostly.... Continue reading
Who Should You Listen To?
Greg Everett | Quick Tips | March 1 2018 | Comments

A downside to the internet and the accessibility it provides to anyone with a connection and a keyboard is that people can take advantage of the anonymity to create inaccurate personas for themselves and very often very easily get away with it. That is, just a... Continue reading
Ask Greg: How Do Lifters Stay Lean?
Greg Everett | Ask Greg Everett | February 28 2018 | Comments

Carolina Asks: How do weightlifters stay lean while lifting? Do they incorporate cardio if so what type and when?   Greg Says: The first thing to address is that it's a misconception by people coming into weightlifting from other sports (especially ... Continue reading
Don't Sit Down During Your Workout
Greg Everett | Quick Tips | February 22 2018 | Comments

If you're struggling to stay motivated and focused during your training sessions—because you're tired, distracted by things outside the gym, training alone with no accountability, or any other reason—try not letting yourself sit down during... Continue reading
Ask Greg: Role of Advanced Lifters in Determining Technique
Greg Everett | Ask Greg Everett | February 21 2018 | Comments

Jonathan Asks: What are your thoughts on how much technique should be emphasized and reinforced to athletes ranging from intermediate to advanced level lifters? Should advanced lev... Continue reading
Set A Goal for Each Training Session
Greg Everett | Quick Tips | February 15 2018 | Comments

One of the many non-training activities you should be doing regularly if you want to progress as much as possible in weightlifting is setting goals for every single training session. I recommend doing this the day before. After the current day's workout is... Continue reading
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