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Tipping in Squat: Legs Not Hips
Greg Everett | Weightlifting Competition | May 29 2023 | Comments

The cause of tipping forward in squats is counterintuitive to most of us, which is why our solutions often fail completely.   It’s natural to think that because we’re leaning over at the hip, we need to strengthen the hips to lift the chest.... Continue reading
Muscle Snatch: The How is in the Why
Greg Everett | Olympic Weightlifting Technique | May 9 2023 | Comments

I want to explain further why I’m so mean about the muscle snatch.   I teach the muscle snatch with a much stricter execution than you’ve seen a lot of your favorite elite lifters perform—with the elbows remaining elevated and back thr... Continue reading
Efficiency: Foot Movement in the Snatch & Clean
Greg Everett | Olympic Weightlifting Technique | November 24 2022 | Comments

It’s time we had a serious talk about foot movement in the snatch and clean and the idea of efficiency.   It’s standard to hear people claim that lifting the fee... Continue reading
Weightlifting Straps: When & Why to Use Them
Greg Everett | Olympic Weightlifting Training | November 12 2022 | Comments

The purpose of straps is to allow us to lift more than we could without them, both in terms of weight and volume. The trick is using them to our advantage and not to our detriment.   For a lot of lifters, using straps will immediately allow them to snat... Continue reading
Better Snatch Overhead Stability
Greg Everett | General Training | September 23 2022 | Comments

As many of you have found out… and keep finding out… over and over again… being able to get a bar overhead in a snatch doesn’t mean much if you can’t keep it there. Following are my recommendations for improving overhead stabil... Continue reading
Why Lower Jerks to the Shoulders?
Greg Everett | Olympic Weightlifting Training | August 11 2022 | Comments

With the increased accessibility of jerk blocks these days, often lifters ask why they should lower jerks back to their shoulders? The most obvious answer is still: because not everyone has jerk blocks, and they still may need to do multiple-rep sets of the je... Continue reading
Fixing Back Hyperextension in the Split Jerk
Greg Everett | Olympic Weightlifting Technique | May 13 2022 | Comments

In the split jerk, we’re looking for a solid trunk when we receive the bar—the spine neutral and everything braced forcefully. It’s common to instead see the lower back hyperextended, or abrupt hinging at the thoracolumbar junction. This is n... Continue reading
Your First Weightlifting Competition
Greg Everett | Weightlifting Competition | January 12 2022 | Comments (2)

One of the great things about weightlifting is the accessibility of competition, especially more recently—with essentially no barrier to entry for local meets, anyone of any age and ability can go compete.   However, this availability of weightlif... Continue reading
Exercise Selection for Technical Improvement
Greg Everett | Olympic Weightlifting Technique | December 7 2021 | Comments (2)

All right, buckle up and settle in because we’re going to go yard on this one. I’ve talked about this idea in the past, but not in great detail, and it’s an important concept, especially these days with all of us being bombarded by technical ... Continue reading
You Don’t Need Powerlifting to Get Strong for Weightlifting
Greg Everett | Editorial | November 19 2021 | Comments

I’ve answered this question so many times over the years, I find it odd this article doesn’t already exist: Should I do powerlifting first to get strong for weightlifti... Continue reading
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