Olympic Weightlifting Articles

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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
A Potential Problem With Pulling Blocks
Matt Foreman | Olympic Weightlifting | April 12 2018 | Comments

Training from the blocks in Olympic weightlifting is always an interesting subject. I’ve seen lots of different philosophies on them. Some lifters never use blocks and don’t even have a set in their gym. Others use them all the time and love them. ... Continue reading
Investing Time for Progress: Routine, Detail & Patience in the Olympic Lifts
Greg Everett | Olympic Weightlifting | April 9 2018 | Comments (1)

I'm pretty frequently surprised by how impatient new and intermediate weightlifters are in a number of ways, from their expectations of progress to their rush to get through a ... Continue reading
The Press in Snatch: Mobility, Stability & Diagnosis
Greg Everett | Olympic Weightlifting | April 2 2018 | Comments

The press in snatch is one of those exercises that every weightlifter wants to be able to do—they may not have any idea why, but it doesn’t much matter. As it turns out... Continue reading
On The Minute Training for Weightlifting
Greg Everett | Olympic Weightlifting | March 26 2018 | Comments (2)

If you’ve used any of my training programs on this website, there’s a good chance you’ve done on the minute lifts—I find it very effective and most lifters find it at least somewhat enjoyable. If you haven’t tried it before, let m... Continue reading
Quitting Weightlifting: The Right Way and The Wrong Way
Matt Foreman | Olympic Weightlifting | March 19 2018 | Comments

Where’s your lifting at right now? Going great? On a rampage? Or are you struggling, pissed off because of bad training or competition?   Anybody thinking about quitti... Continue reading
Weightlifting Strategies for Moving From Roadblock Stage to Breakthrough Stage
Matt Foreman | Olympic Weightlifting | March 12 2018 | Comments

During the first few years of a weightlifter’s career, everything is mostly going in an upward direction. Sure, there are little knockdowns and plateaus, but they’re us... Continue reading
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