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Weightlifting Program Design: The Week Structure
Greg Everett | Olympic Weightlifting | December 5 2019 | Comments

Let’s figure out how to put together an Olympic weightlifting microcycle—or as normal people call it, a week. Technically a microcycle doesn’t have to be seven da... Continue reading
The Right Way, The Wrong Way, and That Way
Greg Everett | Olympic Weightlifting | November 26 2019 | Comments

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
Inconveniencing Your Family and Friends With Your Weightlifting
Matt Foreman | Olympic Weightlifting | October 31 2019 | Comments (2)

I probably don’t even need to do a preamble paragraph to set up the topic of this article, do I? The title is loud and clear, and I’m pretty sure everybody understands ... Continue reading
Prilepin’s Table for Olympic Weightlifting
Greg Everett | Olympic Weightlifting | October 23 2019 | Comments (2)

This little table makes the rounds on the internet regularly and is a staple of some coaches’ programming… just not any weightlifting coaches I know of. The idea that it’s useful for writing programming is incomplete at best. It’s not ... Continue reading
Grip Training for Weightlifters and Beyond
Benjamin Claridad | Olympic Weightlifting | September 4 2019 | Comments

Specificity is king—that will never change in regards to strength sport. However, in recent years I have consistently found myself championing the importance of general physical strength and its positive effects for the competitive Olympic weightlifter. ... Continue reading
Are the Olympic Lifts Helpful for ALL Athletes?
Matt Foreman | Olympic Weightlifting | August 21 2019 | Comments

Almost all of my articles are about competitive Olympic weightlifting. Training, competition, mental development, etc. At this point, I think I’ve written around 300 articles... Continue reading
Fixing Patellar Tendinitis for Weightlifters
Greg Everett | Olympic Weightlifting | August 7 2019 | Comments

Let me preface this by reminding you that I’m not a medical professional—I’m just a guy with well-used knees who’s coached a lot of athletes with well-used knees. If you have a serious injury or severe tendinopathy, go see a professiona... Continue reading
Weightlifting Weight Classes: Tweeners Should Go Up (Mostly)
Matt Foreman | Olympic Weightlifting | July 30 2019 | Comments

Over the years, lots of weightlifters have asked me for advice about which weight class they should compete in. They tell me their bodyweight status, the class they’re curren... Continue reading
Don’t Worry…They’ll Suffer Too: Competitiveness in Weightlifting
Matt Foreman | Olympic Weightlifting | July 3 2019 | Comments (1)

I hope many of you are chuckling after reading the title of this article. That means you already know what I’m going to say and it gives you some devious pleasure.   E... Continue reading
Hierarchy for Learning the Snatch and Clean & Jerk
Greg Everett | Olympic Weightlifting | 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
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