Olympic Weightlifting Technique
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Moving the Feet in the Snatch & Clean
Greg Everett | Olympic Weightlifting Technique | November 20 2020 | Comments

I get a couple frequent questions about the feet in the snatch and clean: Do you have to move your feet from the pulling stance into a different receiving stance? Does that receiving stance have to be wider than your pulling stance?   The short answer i... Continue reading
Ask Greg: Long Limbs & The Pull
Greg Everett | Olympic Weightlifting Technique | October 29 2020 | Comments

Charlie Asks: Thanks for putting all of your knowledge out there and making it accessible. My question pertains to body type. Specifically long limbed people with short torsos who struggle getting their knees out of the way in the first and second pulls. ... Continue reading
Snatch & Clean Bar Contact: Everything You’ve Ever Wanted to Know
Greg Everett | Olympic Weightlifting Technique | October 5 2020 | Comments

How and when the bar contacts the body in the snatch and clean—and even whether or not it should—is an ongoing source of confusion for new lifters, so we’re going... Continue reading
Why Is My (Lift) Worse Than Others?
Greg Everett | Olympic Weightlifting Technique | April 13 2020 | Comments

I get this basic question in one form or another constantly. Why is my jerk worse than my clean? Why is my snatch so low compared to my clean & jerk? Why can’t I clean more relative to my front squat? Why is my front squat so low relative to my back ... Continue reading
Staying Over the Bar in the Snatch & Clean: What, Why, How
Greg Everett | Olympic Weightlifting Technique | February 5 2020 | Comments (5)

You hear the cue to stay over the bar in the snatch and clean, but you’re not sure what that means, and you may even be confounded by the fact that it seems every elite lifte... Continue reading
The Right Way, The Wrong Way, and That Way
Greg Everett | Olympic Weightlifting Technique | November 26 2019 | Comments (1)

Everyone wants right and wrong, simple dichotomies, yes or no answers… but that’s not really how weightlifting works. I’m bombarded with what-about-isms on most of the instructional content I post. As I say ad nauseam, there are exceptions t... Continue reading
Ask Greg: Rocking to Heels in Pull & Staying Flat-Footed
Greg Everett | Olympic Weightlifting Technique | September 17 2019 | Comments

Ashley Asks: I have been weightlifting for 5 years and cannot seem to break the habit of rocking back on my heels between the first and second pull, especially on the clean. I see ... Continue reading
Hierarchy for Learning the Snatch and Clean & Jerk
Greg Everett | Olympic Weightlifting Technique | June 5 2019 | Comments (1)

When it comes to the snatch and clean & jerk, there are approximately infinity details you can consider. As a new lifter, or even a new coach, it’s overwhelming and intim... Continue reading
Fix the Hips Shooting Up in the Snatch & Clean
Greg Everett | Olympic Weightlifting Technique | April 24 2019 | Comments (1)

We want to maintain a fairly constant back angle through the first pull, although we’ll nearly always see a slight change. It’s important to understand what actually co... Continue reading
Ask Greg: Extending the Knees Too Much Too Soon in the Pull and More
Greg Everett | Olympic Weightlifting Technique | March 27 2019 | Comments (1)

Matt Asks: It’s midnight and I can’t fall asleep because of the endless loop of mental snatch reps in my head. And it all crystallizes into this damning question, ... Continue reading
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