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How to Fix Your Butt Wink… So We Can All Stop Saying Butt Wink
Greg Everett | Olympic Weightlifting | December 3 2018 | Comments

The butt wink… I’m honestly not sure which is more worrisome to me—the actual phenomenon or the commonly accepted term for it. In either case, I’m going to... Continue reading
My 3 Biggest Mistakes in Weightlifting
Greg Everett | Olympic Weightlifting | November 12 2018 | Comments (4)

In scratching my head about what on earth I possibly have left to write about, it occurred to me after a mind-boggling exchange on Instagram that it would make sense for me to discuss a few things I’ve learned the hard way—in other words, what not ... Continue reading
The Jump Cue: Useful, or The Worst Thing Ever Created?
Greg Everett | Olympic Weightlifting | October 18 2018 | Comments (3)

Jump has been the focus of contention in the sport of weightlifting, at least in the US, or at least on the internet among Americans, for several years (remember GoHeavy?). It&rsqu... Continue reading
Calm Down… It’s Supposed to Feel Heavy
Greg Everett | Olympic Weightlifting | October 11 2018 | Comments (3)

One of the most common reasons for lifters missing their heaviest snatch and clean attempts is the blow to their confidence experienced as the bar is first lifted from the floor. Suddenly it feels heavy, and that means it’s slow, and that means it’... Continue reading
The Benefit of Bad Training
Matt Foreman | Olympic Weightlifting | September 26 2018 | Comments

I once read an interview with legendary writer Ernest Hemingway where he was asked, “What is the best early training for writers in their younger years?”  His answer was, “An unhappy childhood.”   Strange answer, but I get i... Continue reading
Split Jerk, Power Jerk & Squat Jerk: Why & Who
Greg Everett | Olympic Weightlifting | September 6 2018 | Comments (2)

There are three styles of the jerk that rely on different receiving positions: the power jerk (or push jerk), squat jerk and split jerk. The split jerk is by far the most common co... Continue reading
How To Compete in Weightlifting Meets With 1,000 Lifters
Matt Foreman | Olympic Weightlifting | August 30 2018 | Comments

Weightlifting meets look like Woodstock now. The Masters World Championship is getting 900+ entries. The American Open Series 3 meet in Las Vegas has 1,600+ entries. Small local me... Continue reading
Technique Primers: Get More out of Your Weightlifting Technique Work
Greg Everett | Olympic Weightlifting | August 22 2018 | Comments

Technique has to be the favorite topic in weightlifting. I’d personally rather talk about and deal with it over programming any day. I assume the appeal for most of us is its... Continue reading
Fluke: Mentally Strong Weightlifters Never Use This Word
Matt Foreman | Olympic Weightlifting | August 15 2018 | Comments (1)

Most of you are probably too young to remember George Carlin. He was an old-school comedian who did a monologue called “Seven Words You Can Never Say on Television.” It... Continue reading
Internal Rotation Overhead in the Snatch... Really?
Greg Everett | Olympic Weightlifting | August 8 2018 | Comments (7)

OK, I’m going to wade all the way into this filthy mess. I’ve written about the overhead position, including the proper orientation of the arms, many times for many yea... Continue reading
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