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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
Programming’s Effect on Technique
Greg Everett | Olympic Weightlifting | May 29 2019 | Comments (3)

It’s easy to compartmentalize training for strength and technique as two unrelated elements of the snatch and clean & jerk and to approach coaching and program design accordingly. It does make sense in many ways, but I want to point out a few things ... Continue reading
Million-Dollar Bodies & Five-Cent Heads: Mental Strength in Weightlifting
Matt Foreman | Olympic Weightlifting | May 22 2019 | Comments (2)

There’s nothing more frustrating than a weightlifter with a million-dollar body and a five-cent head.   You know the ones I’m talking about, right? These are the... Continue reading
Daily Minimums: Focus on the Baseline Over the Peaks
Greg Everett | Olympic Weightlifting | May 8 2019 | Comments (1)

For obvious reasons, we’re all focused in weightlifting on our all-time best lifts; the sport is contested on exactly that. But in training, that’s only one useful metr... Continue reading
Fix the Hips Shooting Up in the Snatch & Clean
Greg Everett | Olympic Weightlifting | April 24 2019 | Comments (1)

We want to maintain a fairly constant back angle through the first pull, although we’ll nearly always see a slight change. It’s important to understand what actually co... Continue reading
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