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Lose the Belt. Some of the Time.
Greg Everett | Olympic Weightlifting | July 2 2018 | Comments (2)

Weightlifting belts are a handy piece of gear, and one of the few I think are worthwhile. Since the dawn of internet time, belts have been at the center of questions regarding value, purpose and use, and you have about as wide a range of opinions on this as an... Continue reading
How to Quit Hitting Your Pubic Bone When You Snatch
Greg Everett | Olympic Weightlifting | June 25 2018 | Comments (4)

Not many things kill your interest in snatching as quickly as smashing your pubic bone with the bar. That’s why I recommend against it.   I’ve heard a surprising... Continue reading
How Much Should/Can You Compete in Weightlifting?
Greg Everett | Olympic Weightlifting | June 18 2018 | Comments

You can break competitive weightlifters into two big categories: Those who love to compete, and those who don’t. I realize it sounds odd to talk about competitive weightlifte... Continue reading
Max Every Day… Can It Be Done?
Greg Everett | Olympic Weightlifting | June 4 2018 | Comments

There are a few broad categories of programming approaches for weightlifting. For our purposes here, we can create two types: prescribed intensity that follows a predetermined plan of progression, and working to maximum each day. Typically you’ll hear th... Continue reading
Elite Athletes Becoming Weightlifting Coaches… Does It Work?
Matt Foreman | Olympic Weightlifting | May 31 2018 | Comments (2)

Let’s talk about the idea of elite athletes becoming coaches after they’re done with their careers.   It happens frequently, and it makes sense. The transition f... Continue reading
Your Unreasonable Expectation of Comfort in Weightlifting
Greg Everett | Olympic Weightlifting | May 21 2018 | Comments (4)

A sport is like anything else—how committed you are determines how it affects the rest of your life. The extent of your investment in it changes the way it influences your de... Continue reading
Push Through the Pull Under: Snatch & Clean Timing
Greg Everett | Olympic Weightlifting | May 7 2018 | Comments

One of the toughest concepts in weightlifting to grasp—and to explain—is the timing of the transition between the second and third pulls of the snatch and clean. The ba... Continue reading
Creating the Optimal Back Arch in The Snatch & Clean
Greg Everett | Olympic Weightlifting | April 30 2018 | Comments (3)

Back extension is a touchy subject, and has been for as long as I can remember. We even used to have an exercise called a hyperextension… and then suddenly that was too frig... Continue reading
The Hook Grip: Why & How to Do It Correctly
Greg Everett | Olympic Weightlifting | April 23 2018 | Comments

Once again, I’m bewildered that I haven’t yet written an article on the hook grip here—this is one of the most fundamental pieces in the weightlifting puzzle, and also something that gives a lot of new lifters a great deal of trouble because ... Continue reading
Getting the Bar Past the Knees in the Snatch & Clean
Greg Everett | Olympic Weightlifting | April 16 2018 | Comments

I’ve said before that the complexity of the first pull is commonly underestimated by new lifters because of its apparent simplicity, especially in comparison to the rest of t... Continue reading
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