Articles by Greg Everett



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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
Proper Foot Position in the Squat
Greg Everett | Olympic Weightlifting | May 3 2011 | Comments (35)

There is some current discussion on foot position in the squat following a post by Kelly Starrett, and I’ve been asked to comment. This article is not intended to criticize him or anyone else, nor is it intended to stand as irrefutable fact. Its purpose ... Continue reading
Weightlifting Technique Drills & Training Lifts
Greg Everett | Olympic Weightlifting | April 29 2011 | Comments (2)

There seems to be a bit of discussion on technique training and strength training for weightlifters, and it's made me think of a couple points I want to clarify. First, how do ... Continue reading
Everett Volume Squat Cycle
Greg Everett | Olympic Weightlifting | March 18 2011 | Comments (17)

One of the requests that came in numerous times during our reader survey was to see actual training programs for individuals. I have posted sample weeks a couple times before, and I believe one entire program, but never in complete detail. I'm reluctant to ... Continue reading
Correcting Jerk Weaknesses
Greg Everett | Olympic Weightlifting | March 11 2011 | Comments (15)

Gerasimos Asks: Hello i want to ask a question about jerk training. When a lifter has a weak jerk (strength or technique) is better to perform jerk and assistance exercises in front or behind the head? There are a huge number of possible causes for probl... Continue reading
Predicting Snatch and Clean & Jerk 1RMs
Greg Everett | Olympic Weightlifting | February 18 2011 | Comments (8)

Iain Asks: What do you use as a predictor for a 1rm in the snatch and clean & jerk in training/ competition? (I know that there can be many many variables to consider) This is an interesting question because there are no straightforward answers and ... Continue reading
Kettlebell Swings: Overhead or Traditional
Greg Everett | General Training | January 14 2011 | Comments (9)

I want to address the swing in response to an email I got about it. Those of you who pay attention to CrossFit are familiar with the practice of continuing the kettlebell swing overhead rather than the traditional level. The question I got was basically why do... Continue reading
The Kipping Pull-up: How to Do It Safely and Use it in Training
Greg Everett | General Training | December 31 2010 | Comments (16)

The kipping pull-up has been a point of vehement contention since its popularization by CrossFit; one camp tells the world it’s the only way to create complete elite athle... Continue reading
Eliminating the Stopwatch: Timing Workouts
Greg Everett | General Training | December 21 2010 | Comments (13)

One of the defining characteristics of CrossFit training is the use of a stopwatch or clock to time workouts. This practice is often regarded as being integral to the effectiveness of the training by turning each workout into a competition and making training ... Continue reading
Grip Strength and Training for Weightlifting
Greg Everett | Olympic Weightlifting | November 26 2010 | Comments (3)

Grip for the snatch and clean is a topic very important to me personally as someone with relatively small hands. For most lifters my size, grip is not an issue because they tend to have fairly large hands and easily get better coverage on the bar. Even my love... Continue reading
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