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There Are Different Levels of Old: Masters Weightlifting Programming
Greg Everett | Quick Tips | March 15 2018 | Comments (4)

Weightlifting has seen a big increase in participation in the last few years, due primarily to the influence of CrossFit. Many of the new lifters coming to the sport are, as you mi... Continue reading
Balls of the Feet, Not the Toes, in the Split Jerk
Greg Everett | Quick Tips | March 8 2018 | Comments

A common mistake in the split jerk is to be up on the toes of the back foot. This is unstable in every possible way, and prevents you from supporting enough weight on the back foot... Continue reading
Who Should You Listen To?
Greg Everett | Quick Tips | March 1 2018 | Comments

A downside to the internet and the accessibility it provides to anyone with a connection and a keyboard is that people can take advantage of the anonymity to create inaccurate personas for themselves and very often very easily get away with it. That is, just a... Continue reading
Don't Sit Down During Your Workout
Greg Everett | Quick Tips | February 22 2018 | Comments

If you're struggling to stay motivated and focused during your training sessions—because you're tired, distracted by things outside the gym, training alone with no accountability, or any other reason—try not letting yourself sit down during... Continue reading
Set A Goal for Each Training Session
Greg Everett | Quick Tips | February 15 2018 | Comments

One of the many non-training activities you should be doing regularly if you want to progress as much as possible in weightlifting is setting goals for every single training session. I recommend doing this the day before. After the current day's workout is... Continue reading
Quit Scraping Your Shins in the Snatch & Clean
Greg Everett | Quick Tips | February 8 2018 | Comments (1)

While we always want to keep the bar as close to the body as possible throughout the pull of the snatch and clean, contact at the shins or knees that causes scraping or any noticea... Continue reading
Why We Turn The Feet Out In The Pull
Greg Everett | Quick Tips | February 1 2018 | Comments

Not a lot of people want to fight the turning out of the feet in the pull like they do in the squat, but just in case, here is a quick run down of why we want the feet turned out about 10-20 degrees relative to the centerline. The knees need to be pushed o... Continue reading
Get Strong Where You Need to be Strong
Greg Everett | Quick Tips | January 18 2018 | Comments

I know I'm not the only one who hears things like, I need to just deadlift really heavy so I can be stronger for the snatch and clean. The same people then proceed to deadlift looking like a question mark and wonder why, since they can deadlift so much, th... Continue reading
Drive Better by Stopping Better in the Jerk
Greg Everett | Quick Tips | January 11 2018 | Comments

Much of the ability of a lifter to elevate and accelerate the bar in the jerk is dependent on the ability to abruptly brake the downward movement of the dip to maximize the use of elastic energy of both the barbell and body. A failure to brake well will appear... Continue reading
Get Your Damn Air
Greg Everett | Quick Tips | January 4 2018 | Comments

Lately I have noticed a few of my new lifters "sipping" air gently before lifts, especially jerks, getting about enough air to fill one infant lung at best. In order to pressurize the trunk to create maximal rigidity, you need a lot of air—l... Continue reading
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