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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
No Vertical Shins in the Start
Greg Everett | Quick Tips | December 28 2017 | Comments

Too many people make the mistake of trying to keep their shins vertical in the starting position of the snatch and clean. Often this is a product of mistakenly attempting to position the bar over the middle of the foot or even farther back. Unless your feet ar... Continue reading
Get Up & Move
Greg Everett | Quick Tips | December 21 2017 | Comments

Some of us don't feel like Gumby naturally, even if we actually have pretty good mobility. Often I see lifters feel stiff and uncomfortable in their workouts until they're nearly finished, at which point they observe they finally feel "warm".... Continue reading
Don't Sweat the Small Stuff if You Can't Even Do the Big Stuff
Greg Everett | Quick Tips | December 14 2017 | Comments

Weightlifting technique can really be as complicated or simple as you want to make it. You could easily spend the rest of your life researching, experimenting, practicing, and driv... Continue reading
Breaking the Bar from the Floor
Greg Everett | Quick Tips | December 7 2017 | Comments

The separation of the barbell from the floor in the snatch and clean should be relatively smooth—that is, it should not be jerked abruptly from its static position on the floor. This kind of separation creates two potential problems: first, it significan... Continue reading
Training Exercise vs. Novelty
Greg Everett | Quick Tips | November 30 2017 | Comments

The internet is a great tool for all of us, but it also complicates certain things. For example, when you see a video of your favorite weightlifter from Whereveristan doing some odd exercise, you're naturally going to assume a few things: They do this ... Continue reading
Don't Lock Your Elbows in the Pull
Greg Everett | Quick Tips | November 23 2017 | Comments

It's a pretty common occurrence to see the attempts at correcting or preventing one problem create another. One I come across seemingly hourly is lifters locking their elbows in extension during the pull of the snatch or clean. Obviously this is a well-int... Continue reading
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
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