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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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 (4)

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
How Much Should/Can You Compete in Weightlifting?
Greg Everett | Olympic Weightlifting | June 18 2018 | Comments

You can break competitive weightlifters into two big categories: Those who love to compete, and those who don’t. I realize it sounds odd to talk about competitive weightlifte... Continue reading
Max Every Day… Can It Be Done?
Greg Everett | Olympic Weightlifting | June 4 2018 | Comments

There are a few broad categories of programming approaches for weightlifting. For our purposes here, we can create two types: prescribed intensity that follows a predetermined plan of progression, and working to maximum each day. Typically you’ll hear th... Continue reading
Ask Greg: Stabilizing in the Bottom of the Snatch
Greg Everett | Ask Greg Everett | May 28 2018 | Comments (4)

Kamil Asks: Hey! I'd like to ask you how to work on stabilization in a hole of a snatch. I'm lifting for less than 2 years now, and my biggest issues are my shoulders and k... Continue reading
Don't Jump with Your Arms
Greg Everett | Quick Tips | May 24 2018 | Comments (2)

I like box jumps for weightlifting. It's a very simple, accessible way to train explosiveness. What I don't like is when box jumps are done in ways that reduce their effectiveness or create problems. The point of box jumps in the context of weightli... Continue reading
Your Unreasonable Expectation of Comfort in Weightlifting
Greg Everett | Olympic Weightlifting | May 21 2018 | Comments (4)

A sport is like anything else—how committed you are determines how it affects the rest of your life. The extent of your investment in it changes the way it influences your de... Continue reading
Ask Greg: Strengthening the Lower Back
Greg Everett | Ask Greg Everett | May 17 2018 | Comments

Wayne Asks: What are some of the best exercises you prescribe your athletes to strengthen lower backs? My weak lower back is more obvious from snatching than cleaning. Greg Says: I choose different exercises in different circumstances. First, figure out whe... Continue reading
Ask Greg: Speed Under The Bar & Receiving Depth
Greg Everett | Ask Greg Everett | May 9 2018 | Comments

Nathan Asks: I'm a beginner coach, teaching beginners how to perform the lifts, so kinda like the vision impaired leading the blind… Kinda… We have a basic unders... Continue reading
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