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Work to Control Your Mind… Not Your Environment
Matt Foreman | Olympic Weightlifting | January 15 2018 | Comments (5)

A while back, Greg wrote an article about the garage mentality in weightlifting. When I read it, lots of little pops and clicks started going off in my brain. So I decided to follo... Continue reading
Strategies for Becoming a Control Freak: A Necessity in Weightlifting
Matt Foreman | Olympic Weightlifting | January 1 2018 | Comments

I’m going to get to the point of this one in a roundabout way, so just hang with me for a second.   For those of you who don’t know, I’m a rabid boxing fan... Continue reading
Complexes Part 2: Snatch & Clean Pull Focus
Greg Everett | Olympic Weightlifting | December 25 2017 | Comments (2)

Now that I’ve laid out the basics behind the use of complexes for weightlifting, I want to get into more specifics. One of the important points with complexes is that they should have at least one specific purpose. We can use complexes in a very general ... Continue reading
How to Pick the Right Warm-up Weights
Matt Foreman | Olympic Weightlifting | December 18 2017 | Comments (6)

Let’s talk about how to pick the proper warmup weights when you’re working up to your heavy stuff in the snatch and clean & jerk.   Rookies often screw this up if they don’t have anybody teaching them how to do it. We’re talk... Continue reading
What To Do After A Loss
Greg Everett | Olympic Weightlifting | December 11 2017 | Comments

Plenty of people will tell you they don’t care that much about winning, but there isn’t a single honest person on earth who will tell you he/she likes losing. The problem with losing is that you can’t undo it. You can’t go back and fix ... Continue reading
The High-Pull: Pros & Cons
Sergey Bondarenko | Olympic Weightlifting | November 27 2017 | Comments (1)

The exercise known to us as a snatch/clean high-pull and referred to as “Practicing active drop phase” in the Soviet school has long been incorporated into weightlifters’ routines. But like with any other exercise, to benefit from it, an athl... Continue reading
The Comments We Hear: Sometimes the Smallest Ones…
Matt Foreman | Olympic Weightlifting | November 20 2017 | Comments

Years ago, I was training with a gal who was one of the top national/international lifters in the United States. We had just recently returned to the gym after lifting in the Natio... Continue reading
How Do You Warm Up For A Weightlifting Exercise?
Greg Everett | Olympic Weightlifting | November 13 2017 | Comments (1)

At this point, I can usually answer questions by pasting a link to an article or video of mine. Every once in a while, I get surprised that I don’t have something to send bec... Continue reading
When You Get Injured… And You Deserve It
Matt Foreman | Olympic Weightlifting | November 6 2017 | Comments

I have to start this article with a personal story. We’ll talk about me, and then we’ll talk about you.   Earlier this year, I was preparing for a big powerlifting meet. I had a 16-week training cycle set up, and I was killing it. I was gett... Continue reading
Restorative Modalities for Weightlifters
Greg Everett | Olympic Weightlifting | October 30 2017 | Comments (6)

There are a number of active restorative modalities that need to be employed by lifters to maximize restoration and training capacity. Accessibility will vary among lifters, but efforts will need to be made to do as much as is possible financially and with the... Continue reading
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