Articles by Greg Everett



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Hips, Meet Bar: Bar-Body Contact in the Extension of the Snatch and Clean
Greg Everett | Olympic Weightlifting | September 9 2011 | Comments (22)

Some topics seem to generate more heat that others, and for some reason, the question of how a barbell should come into contact with the body during the snatch and clean seems to g... Continue reading
Hook Grip or Not Overhead in the Snatch
Greg Everett | Olympic Weightlifting | August 20 2011 | Comments (2)

A common question is whether or not a lifter should keep the hook grip overhead in the snatch. This is one of those issues that doesn't have a simple answer: what works best can vary among lifters. The main issue while holding a barbell overhead is stabili... Continue reading
Improving the Clean through a Better Turnover
Greg Everett | Olympic Weightlifting | August 12 2011 | Comments (8)

A lot more attention tends to be paid to the third pull or turnover of the snatch than the clean, likely because the consequences of poor execution tend to be more dramatic and obv... Continue reading
The Jerk for Sports
Greg Everett | General Training | August 5 2011 | Comments (1)

Mike Asks: In most sports full extension and the "follow through" are important - you drive through your legs, hips, torso, shoulders, and arms with a "follow through" after making contact with the ball, or the jaw. In doing the jerk you... Continue reading
The Bench Press: Benefits and Risks
Greg Everett | General Training | July 27 2011 | Comments (1)

After curls, the bench press might be the most vilified lift among functional training enthusiasts and some in the weightlifting community. First, I like curls and I couldn’t care less about people doing them, whether for reasons of performance (yes, the... Continue reading
Overhead Stability in the Snatch
Greg Everett | Olympic Weightlifting | June 17 2011 | Comments (3)

When an athlete has difficulty supporting the bar overhead in the snatch, it's natural to immediately assume there is insufficient strength and to address the problem with strength work. While this may often be the problem, or at least one part of it, ther... Continue reading
Sample Masters Weightlifting Training Program
Greg Everett | Olympic Weightlifting | June 3 2011 | Comments (56)

The following is a training cycle I wrote to prepare one of our masters lifters for the NorCal Open. He recently began training at Catalyst, and this is the first program I’v... Continue reading
Modifying Weightlifting Training Programs
Greg Everett | Olympic Weightlifting | May 31 2011 | Comments (8)

One of the most common type of emails I get involve questions regarding how to modify the Catalyst daily workouts or other programs to be fewer days/week. This can be for a number of reasons, most commonly because people are able to train only a certain number... Continue reading
Mensticular Fortitude: Dedication and Focus for Athletes
Greg Everett | Editorial | May 13 2011 | Comments (6)

Weightlifting is a very mental sport and success can be dependent on focus and attitude to remarkable degrees. Mental and testicular (or ovarian, if you prefer) fortitude is impera... Continue reading
Strength Lifts and Classic Lifts for Weightlifting
Greg Everett | Olympic Weightlifting | May 7 2011 | Comments (17)

This discussion will not die, so I will poke at it a bit more. US weightlifters need to get stronger. This is the refrain repeated endlessly from many outside the weightlifting com... Continue reading
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