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The Clean Turnover: Spin the Bar
Greg Everett | Quick Tips | November 16 2017 | Comments

The barbell has bearings for a reason—so it can spin. The turnover of the clean is the opposite of a curl—in a curl, the bar pivots around the elbow; in the clean, the elbow pivots around the bar. If the bar is not moved actively into proximity to ... Continue reading
Are You The Problem? Taking Responsibility as an Athlete
Greg Everett | Quick Tips | November 9 2017 | Comments

We live in a world where it's increasingly common (and unfortunately acceptable) to assume no blame for your own problems. This often becomes acutely evident in athletic situat... Continue reading
Don't Choke The Bar To Death
Greg Everett | Quick Tips | November 2 2017 | Comments

When holding the bar overhead in the snatch or jerk, it's common for newer lifters to over-grip it as if it's trying to fly away. Your grip overhead should only be as tight as necessary to control the bar and the position of the hand and wrist - no tig... Continue reading
Act As If
Greg Everett | Quick Tips | October 26 2017 | Comments

There are plenty of days in your life when the last thing you want to do is train, especially heavy. This is part of being a weightlifter, or any athlete, really. You'll go through periods of fatigue, lack of motivation, self-doubt, and all those fun thing... Continue reading
Lock It In... NOW
Greg Everett | Quick Tips | August 3 2016 | Comments (1)

One of the most important skills in overhead lifting is the ability to create a secure, solid lockout position... part of this is being able to establish this position immediately. Often even lifters with great overhead positions are not adept at locking the b... Continue reading
Focus on Yourself
Greg Everett | Quick Tips | May 19 2016 | Comments

I vividly remember years ago when my wife Aimee was still competing watching her run home from the gym and get online to see if Natalie Woolfolk or Carrissa Gump had posted any new training videos. She would obsess over what these other girls were doing in tra... Continue reading
Your Hands Are Part of Your Body: Straps & Grip in Weightlifting
Greg Everett | Quick Tips | May 12 2016 | Comments

Lifting straps are a legitimate training tool for weightlifting—they unquestionably have a purpose and should be used at certain times with certain exercises by every weightl... Continue reading
Competition Lift Variation Ratios: Don't Worry Too Much
Greg Everett | Quick Tips | May 5 2016 | Comments

A pretty common question is what kind of relative weights a lifter should expect to see in variations of a competition lift. Some of these make sense and some guidelines can be pro... Continue reading
Make Your Own Atmosphere
Greg Everett | Quick Tips | April 7 2016 | Comments

I remember hearing at some point David Lee Roth (AKA Diamond Dave, original singer of Van Halen) saying people are always out prowling around saying, "Where's the action?" and his saying in response, "Man, you ARE the action!" Atmosp... Continue reading
Why Do We Recover Front Foot First in the Split Jerk?
Greg Everett | Quick Tips | February 17 2016 | Comments (4)

Most coaches will hammer their lifters and reinforce the idea that we want to recover from the split jerk by stepping back with the front foot about a third of the way back first, ... Continue reading
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