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 Instagram, Facebook and YouTube, and sign up for his free newsletter here.
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Ask Greg: Slow Snatch Turnover
Greg Everett | Ask Greg Everett | September 19 2018 | Comments

Mira asks: In the snatch, I feel like I have a slow turn over, like I always seem to sneak underneath the bar when receiving the bar overhead. Are there drills I can use to train this aspect outside of tall snatches from the hip? Are there any cues you can rec... Continue reading
Split Jerk, Power Jerk & Squat Jerk: Why & Who
Greg Everett | Olympic Weightlifting | September 6 2018 | Comments (2)

There are three styles of the jerk that rely on different receiving positions: the power jerk (or push jerk), squat jerk and split jerk. The split jerk is by far the most common co... Continue reading
Technique Primers: Get More out of Your Weightlifting Technique Work
Greg Everett | Olympic Weightlifting | August 22 2018 | Comments

Technique has to be the favorite topic in weightlifting. I’d personally rather talk about and deal with it over programming any day. I assume the appeal for most of us is its... Continue reading
Internal Rotation Overhead in the Snatch... Really?
Greg Everett | Olympic Weightlifting | August 8 2018 | Comments (7)

OK, I’m going to wade all the way into this filthy mess. I’ve written about the overhead position, including the proper orientation of the arms, many times for many yea... Continue reading
Dial in the Phases of the Snatch & Clean
Greg Everett | Olympic Weightlifting | July 30 2018 | Comments (1)

Like any athletic action, the snatch should be executed as a single, fluid motion. But like most complex tasks, it helps to break it into more digestible segments both conceptually and for the purposes of motor learning. The following gives you the most import... Continue reading
Static Stretching in a Warm-up: Will You Die?
Greg Everett | Mobility & Training Preparation | July 23 2018 | Comments (3)

About twelve years ago, a burst of information started popping up with regard to negative affects of static stretching on performance of explosive athletic movement and propriocept... Continue reading
I’m So Sick of Your Sloppy Reps
Greg Everett | Olympic Weightlifting | July 16 2018 | Comments (3)

I was asked the other day what my pet peeve with novice lifters is, and conveniently enough, it’s the same for all levels of lifters and athletes across all sports, in fact: sloppy reps and the mindset that allows them.   Let me make myself clear:... Continue reading
Plate Storage Bench Building Tutorial
Greg Everett | Equipment | July 9 2018 | Comments

I built four of these suckers a few years back when Catalyst Athletics moved from its first to second location, and I stupidly didn’t take photos along the way and put together a building tutorial like I have for a number of other things. I’ve gott... Continue reading
Lose the Belt. Some of the Time.
Greg Everett | Olympic Weightlifting | July 2 2018 | Comments (2)

Weightlifting belts are a handy piece of gear, and one of the few I think are worthwhile. Since the dawn of internet time, belts have been at the center of questions regarding value, purpose and use, and you have about as wide a range of opinions on this as an... Continue reading
How to Quit Hitting Your Pubic Bone When You Snatch
Greg Everett | Olympic Weightlifting | June 25 2018 | Comments (6)

Not many things kill your interest in snatching as quickly as smashing your pubic bone with the bar. That’s why I recommend against it.   I’ve heard a surprising... Continue reading
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